FLESH vs SPIRIT

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..,.Is The Great Battle of Tug-of-War

Everyone deals with this inner, battle or struggle, conflict within our lives on a regular basis. Trying tenaciously not to give in to those desires or temptations that would perhaps lead us off the course of the desired destination that would and could be more beneficial, however, this duality state of never giving rest to the conscious and unconscious alike. What we sometimes fail to realize…including myself, is that we’re not merely fighting against the unseen known enemies of God, but this fleshly nature that was brought up, cultivated, let loose as a creature of habit in a world that is filled with every desire known to man and woman’s heart to be then set at bay? Far-be-it! It will fight tooth and nail for its existence, its desires, and its lust and against anything or anyone that attempts to derail its very nature of being…including your very own self…your spirit.  You see, the spirit only uses the flesh like a suit if you will, to roam around in unfamiliar territory to either be subdued by the world and its lust or advance for the Kingdom of God and reach a higher calling placed upon your life that was set before you were even born. Now the choice is yours…free-will. Experience is our best teacher, and as we continue through this journey called life, we begin to see clearly with an evaluation of self which path we’re more likely to follow…either that of the flesh or the spirit, things of God or things of the world. Granted, some of our decisions are so subtle that we don’t really know if our decisions are right or wrong, we just simply “follow” the crowd, or what we “think” is the right thing to do. The Apostle Paul even came aware that “something” was going on he didn’t quite understand in Romans chapter 7:14-23; 14 We know that the law is spiritual but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. 15 I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. 16 And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. 17 As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. 18 For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature.[a] For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. 19 For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. 20 Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it. 21 So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil (the flesh and the unseen) is right there with me. 22 For in my inner being (the spirit) I delight in God’s law; 23 but I see another law at work in me (the flesh), waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin (in the world) at work within me. 24 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? 25 Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself in my mind (Spirit) am a slave to God’s law, but in my sinful nature (Flesh) a slave to the law of sin. Well, he explains this in great detail of this inner struggle or battle that rages and wars against our very souls. But there is hope! He states in verse 24; WHO? Will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? God, through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen. Paul states in 2 Corinthians 13:5; Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? Examine yourselves!  On that note, I leave you with this to consider and remember. John 14:27; 27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

  May God the Father continue to watch over you and your families always and especially during this Corvid-19 crisis. May all your needs be provided and that you are strengthened in your faith and sound in wisdom and understanding and that your spirit becomes stronger than your fleshly nature that you may be able to stand in the hour of need in Jesus name. Amen

“Shipwrecked Faith”

 

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This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting. Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

We have all suffered this at one point in our lives. Some more than others, and some until this very day. They say “Man never plans to fail, but fail to plan.” Is also a trustworthy statement to be made. We go about our lives o auto-pilot wishing, hoping and waiting for the best to work out in the end and at times it does, but only for a short while and then here we go again. Repeating the same boomerang effect of life repeating itself, but why? Because life doesn’t bargain on our terms. It gives us what we believe within our eternal being of who we are. I didn’t learn this overnight, on the contrary, it took me many years of continued failure to really understand this concept. That if I’m to see REAL change in my life and those around me, I must begin with that inner man that has been programmed for so many years, hardwired to a self-destructing mindset. That’s an awful lot to accept and take in at first though, but very true. We look for the outside world to blame when things don’t turn out the way we planned, or end up on a bad note. Not realizing I was the one attracting most of my own misfortunes and deeds to myself. Locking them in on me like a homing device. I began to pay attention to thoughts, behavior, attitudes, irritations, and question myself about why do I go through so many contradicting things, Continue reading

“The Enemy of Our Household”

”A man’s enemies will be those of his own household” Matthew 10:36

What was the true meaning behind this statement Christ so profoundly exclaimed? That our family members are secretly our enemies out to see us harm or destroy us in some kind of way? That jealousy, money, greed or power of one family member over another create enemies within our homes? Well, I don’t entirely agree with this more than I agree with the fact that we ourselves are our worst enemies we could ever have in our lifetime based on the battle waged against ourselves in our minds…the true battlefield. We know that we are the living temple of God and that His Spirit dwells within us…an extension of God in human form. Therefore, we tend to beat ourselves up to death at times destroying the very thing we’re trying to build…spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically. The “I can’t”, “It’s impossible”, “Fear”, “Self-hate”, …all the expressions of lack of faith and excuses we give ourselves is what we continue to receive because we haven’t learned yet about that almighty living power of God dwelling within us to press forward in absolute faith to overcome. Didn’t it say somewhere in the word…”31 what then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[b] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.   Romans 8:31-39

Paul made something very clear if we are to be more than conquerors in this lifetime and start life anew with a new vision and a new hope…renewed with a new strength as a new man and that was…”And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Romans 12:2. The battle and the real enemy is that of the mind, and if there is no enemy in the mind, then there is no enemy to point the finger at on the outside. Conqueror your inner fears with faith and let the light of God shine throughout your entire being. Our Lord did it and showed us how…keep in step with the Spirit. God bless.

The Real Journey Begins…

 

Romans 7:14-23 King James Version (KJV)

14 For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.15 For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.16 If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good.17 Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.19 For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.20 Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.21 I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.

Did you know that your thoughts actually create your reality? First, let me start by saying I apologize for being out of the loop for a while. (Multiple projects)

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