Friday, May 24, 2013

KEYS TO PEACE pt6

Rom 8:5-8
Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit.
So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace. 7 For the sinful nature is always hostile to God. It never did obey God's laws, and it never will. 8 That's why those who are still under the control of their sinful nature can never please God.
NLT
One of the ways you can discern which of the two natures dominate you (either the Spirit’s or the sinful nature) is observing the kind of things that dominate your thoughts.
When sinful things are the things that dominate your thoughts, it is an indication that even though you may be a Christian, you are now being dominated by the sinful nature.
There is the question of how this should be ever possible since you are a child of God. The truth is that as long as you live in this flesh (that can never please God of its own accord ), there will be a tendency, if you don’t watch it, of gravitating towards its appetites instead of toward s the Spirit’s appetites.
Thankfully, God has given us a remedy to this problem. He has given us His word with which he washes us to present us holy and blameless, He has given us the Holy Spirit whose reconciliation will make us Holy again, and He has given us one another to strengthen each other.
God wants you to walk in the Spirit more than you want to walk walk in the Spirit and He has made all grace available for you to do this 

PAYER: Dear heavenly father, I thank you for your grace and your word you have spoken to me today. i pray that this word will bear fruits unto eternal life, in Jesus name. Amen 

By Abraham Arigi Jr

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