Wednesday, August 27, 2014

DOMINATED BY THE SPIRIT

image

LISTEN TO AUDIO

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 things that dominate your thoughts. When sinful or worldly things dominate your mind, 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 ever be possible since you are a child of God. The truth is that as long as you live in this flesh (that can never of its own accord please God), there will be a tendency, if you don’t watch it, of gravitating towards its appetites instead of toward the Spirit’s appetites. Thankfully, God has given us a remedy to this problem. He has given us His word which washes us to make us Holy(see Eph 5:26), He has given us the Holy Spirit who comforts, guides and makes us Holy again, and He has given us one another to strengthen each other. If you take advantage of these, you will never fail in your Christian walk. Let the spirit control your mind by dominating your mind with the word of God and confessing it.

Prayer: thank you heavenly father for saving me. Thank you for giving me your word and the spirit. I pray you help me dwell in your word daily and constantly walk in the spirit. I pray you help me never again walk in the wrong company. In Jesus name I pray. Amen

By SD Abraham

DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO TODAY’S DEVOTIONAL AUDIO; LINK: http://bit.ly/1vl93wM

READ THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Luke 21-22 OR LISTEN -

READ ONLINE: http://bit.ly/1tBRxlJ

LISTEN TO AUDIO BIBLE: http://bit.ly/VQgX1B

FULL DEVOTIONAL RESOURCE: www.streamglobedevotional.com

PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH FRIENDS

No comments:

Post a Comment

add your contributions or questions here

Overcoming Fears

Click Here to Download Devotional Audio ☞ http://bit.ly/audio2243 Psalms 34:4-5 (NET) I sought the Lord’s help and he answered me; he delive...