Texts. John 4:24.
“For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.”
Galatians 5:24. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there.
We must understand that life is not a place for fun.
Life is warfare not funfare.
A Life in the Spirit is what we are called into.
We are Spirit being, our life must be 100% spiritual.
We must understand again that in life we face 2 battles.
1. The battle of the flesh
2. The battle of the Spirit.
The flesh wrestles the Spirit of God in you to be in control of your life, your thoughts and actions.
And the Spirit of God wrestles the flesh, to be in control of your life, your thoughts and your actions. The Bible tells us so in Galatians 5:17.
But if we look a little up in verse 16, “the Bible says, Let the Holy Spirit guide your lives, then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves.
So we must submit to the Holy Spirit.
Confess our weakness to Him.
Desire a close relationship with Him, and when we Do, our thoughts would be on pleasing Him alone and gradually, we are consumed by His love and our lives are patterned to His ways.
A Life in the Spirit is not what we get easily like That, considering our sinful nature and our world.
It’s a process that begins with a sincere decision.
“Jesus Christ said, God is a Spirit and those that worship Him must worship Him in Truth and in Spirit”.
It’s a lifestyle of worship, it’s our supposed life style of worship.
Many worship in Flesh.
Christ is calling us into a sincere worship.
A walk with Him.
A walk with God is a Spiritual walk.
When we walk with the Lord in Truth and in Spirit, living a righteous life will not be a struggle anymore.
Sin will loose it’s hold on us.
The Holy Spirit stands like an Anti-virus in You, discarding every work of the devil and flesh.
A Life in the Spirit can be difficult because of the price but it is possible and we must practice it.
A Life in the Spirit, will separate you from a lot of activities and friends, stand the pain, for the price is worth the prize.
A Life in the Spirit will give you a new identity, people will say things about you, how you have become to stupid, cowardly in their own eyes and many more. Stand the pain, the price is worth the prize.
A Life in the Spirit will cost you a lot.
The Bible says, “God knew how difficult it would be to have a full life in the Spirit, as the law was difficult for man, He sent His only son Jesus Christ in the likeness of man not just to overcome sin but also to set a standard for us to follow”. Romans 8:1-4.
Now we fix our eyes on Jesus the Author and finisher of our Faith, in order to live in the Spirit. Hebrews 12:2.
What is it you think it’s difficult to let go?
Jesus has gone through, He understands, He has been in your shoes as a flesh but He knows you can possibly have dominion over those powers and that is why He has sent me today to tell you that “There’s a Life in the Spirit and you can live it”.
To every road and path we take in life, there’s surely an end to them all.
A Life in the Spirit leads you to life eternal in God’s Heavenly Kingdom.
But a Life in the Flesh leads to death, that is eternal destruction in the lake of fire. Romans 8:13.
In conclusion, let me announce loud and clear that we are slaves to whatever that controls us.
If you by the flesh mortify the deeds of the flesh as listed in Galatians 5:19-21, you will remain a slave to sin and the devil.
But when we live by the Spirit, producing every good fruit of the Holy Spirit, as also listed in Galatians 5:22-23, we are slaves to the Spirit.
The Bible says; “free from sin and slaves to righteous living”. Romans 6:18.
The word slave In that context means to be controlled, your will becomes God’s will, self is dead.
Prayer. Lord help me to live according to your Spirit and your word.
Bible Study. Romans 8.