Sunday, April 09, 2017

In the Flesh

Anything we do to satisfy our fleshly desires is walking in sin. It is taking our eyes off of Jesus.

James 1:22-24 NKJV
But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was.

When we look in our Bible, the word of God, it is like looking in a mirror. We should be reflecting the word of God in all we do. It is who we are and we should be just like it.

John 4:24 NKJV
God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.

The only way to do that is to walk as Jesus walks. We are born again, risen from the grave just as Christ rose from the grave. And anytime we take our thoughts off of who we are in the spirit, we are walking in the flesh. We are walking as a dead person. And yet how often are we guilty of walking as a dead person?

2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJV
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

Every time we do something to satisfy an earthly desire, we are doing it out of the dead person; the person we used to be before we were born again. That person has passed away. We are alive in Christ and we need to walk that way. We need to walk in spirit and truth. That's who we are. We are no longer that person we used to be. The enemy would like us to fall back into our old ways, to walk as we used to. But when we were born again we no longer had the desire to do those things. We still have the memories and the enemy will use those to tempt us into jumping right back into a fleshly mode. And then we are not who we became when we were born again.

We are in Christ. Let's walk in that truth.

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