Sunday, 9 October 2016

How to walk by the spirit


Word Meditation for 9th of Oct. 2016

Topic: Walking by the Spirit.

Text: Galatians 5:25

If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

Commentary:

Paul, in Galatians 5:25, draws an inference from how our new life in Christ began: if it began by the Spirit, then all our subsequent life ought to be carried out by the Spirit (Galatians 3:1–5). If it was by the free and sovereign power of the Spirit that our new spiritual life came into being, then the way that new life should be lived is by that same free and sovereign power. "Walk by the Spirit" means do what you do each day by the Spirit; live your life in all its details from waking up in the morning until going to sleep at night by the enabling power of the Spirit.

Practically speaking, How do we "walk by the Spirit"?

The phrase "walk by the Spirit" occurs not only in verse 25 but also in verse 16,

"But I say, walk by the Spirit and do not gratify the desires of the flesh."

So here we see what the opposite of walking by the Spirit is, namely, giving in to the desires of the flesh. Remember, "flesh" is the old, ordinary human nature that does not relish the things of God and prefers to get satisfaction from independence, power, prestige, and worldly pleasures.
When we "walk by the Spirit," we are not controlled by those drives. This is what verse 17 means:

the flesh produces one kind of desires, and the Spirit produces another kind, and they are opposed to each other.

Walking by the Spirit is what we do when the desires produced by the Spirit are stronger than the desires produced by the flesh . This means that "walking by the Spirit" is not something we do in order to get the Spirit's help, but rather it is something we do by the enablement of the Spirit.

Ultimately, all the good desires that we have are given by the Holy Spirit. Apart from the Spirit we are mere flesh. And Paul said in Romans 7:18,

"I know that in me, that is, in my flesh, dwells no good thing."

Apart from the gracious influences of the Holy Spirit, none of our inclinations or desires is holy or good,

"for the mind of the flesh is hostile to God's law and does not submit to it because it cannot" ( Romans 8:7).

The new birth is the coming into our life of the Holy Spirit ( I.e living by the Holy Spirit) to create a whole new array of desires and loves and yearnings and longings. And when these desires are stronger than the opposing desires of the flesh, then we are "walking by the Spirit." For we always act according to our strongest desires.
Therefore, "walking by the Spirit" is something the Holy Spirit enables us to do by producing in us strong desires that accord with God's will. This is what God said he would do in Ezekiel 36:26, 27:

A new heart I will give you and a new spirit I will put within you . . . I will put my Spirit within you and cause you to walk in my statutes.

Thus when we "walk by the Spirit," we experience the fulfillment of this prophecy. The Holy Spirit produces in us desires for God's way that are stronger than our fleshly desires, and thus he causes us to walk in God's statutes. Hallelujah.........

Monday, 3 October 2016

We're not a living soul


So it is written: "The first man Adam became a living being"; the last Adam, a life -giving spirit.
                                     1 Cor. 15:45

Do you all know that some song we sings are not scriptural? E.g
Every living soul /2x
Praise the Lord
Every living soul /2x
Praise the Lord
The most high reigneth /3x
In my life today.

Many Christian have been told that we are living soul. This seem true but it's not the deep truth. As much as the Bible said we're living soul yet we're not born after the first Adam. We're born after the second Adam the Lord Jesus. For the Bible tells us that “it is sown a physical body, it is raised a spiritual body” (1 Cor. 15.44). Yet here is a vital point: we who have been joined to the resurrected Lord can even now have our spirit rule over the whole being. We are not united to the first Adam who *was* made a living soul but to the last Adam Who *is* a life-giving spirit (v.45). �So beloved we're not a living soul, we're a life-giving spirit.

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Crying for fruitfulness

My Word Meditation for today 2nd of Oct., 2016

*Topic:*Crying for fruitfulness

*Text:*Genesis 25:20-21

God is very passionate about you because He delight on getting fruit from His garden. Issac and Rebecca were married for twenty years but there were no fruit to show forth. Just like you are married to Christ Jesus. But since when you're married to Jesus there is no fruit. You have know the Lord. You have been born again for many years but there is no fruit. No kingdom evidence of your relationship with Christ. You fight like sinners. You steal like sinners. You do evil like sinners. For many years you have been taking the grace of God for granted. God has been expecting fruit from the day you accepted Jesus as your personal Lord and saviour (Matthew  3:8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance). You're not showing fruit that you have turn away from your old way of life of sin. God has been expecting fruit but lo and behold no fruit to show. Isaac and Rebecca did not cry out to God until twenty years. They have been enjoying life without no fruit for twenty years until they cry out to God. Isaac pleaded with the lord for fruitfulness. Genesis  25:21 And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren.....
Jesus has been making intercession on your behave to make fruit. Jesus is expecting you to receive strength to conceive. You have been born again but there is no fruit. You keep responding to alter call. You must cry unto God to grant you power to bear fruit like Rebecca. Pray now to bear spiritual fruit and not just spiritual leaves.

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