Sunday, November 1, 2009
"So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify
the desires of the sinful nature.
For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to
the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the
They are in conflict with each other, so that you
do not do what you want.
But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under
The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual
immorality, impurity and debauchery, idolatry
and witchcraft, hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of
rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and
envy, drunkenness, orgies, and the like.
I warn you, as I did before, that those who live
like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,
patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
gentleness and self control.
Against such things there is no law.
Those who belong to Christ Jesus have
crucified the sinful nature with its passions
Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in
step with the Spirit."
Galatians 5: 16-25
When we accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and savior and became born again, we have already discarded our old self of sinfulness and evil desires. Then we became new creations in Christ nurtured by the Holy Spirit to do good deeds as fruits of righteousness. We must never live again as we did before, satisfying the desires of our evil nature. If we still keep on doing our old evil ways, we will be alienated from God and will grieve the Holy Spirit. Backsliding and prolonged separation from the Holy Spirit will result in the hardening of our heart and the suppression of our conscience. There will come a time when we will no longer hear the voice of the Holy Spirit nor be convicted of our sinful acts. The safe way is to live by the Spirit, by surrendering our will and life to God. That way, we will be cooperating in the work of the Holy Spirit to transform us from the lowly humans that we were to become the children of God, doing righteous acts for the glory of God alone.
Holy Spirit Come Fill This Place - Cece Winans
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Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla
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