Text: Romans 8: 6.
For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
Carnality is characterized by the flesh, it’s passion and appetite.
A Life in the flesh, is a carnal life.
When we live in Carnality to please the flesh, the end result is death.
A carnal man is an enemy of the Lord and his ways displeases the Lord. Romans 8:7-8.
As believers, we’re not called into a carnal lifestyle.
God has redeemed and translated us into His light.
We’re expected to live in the Spirit and glorify the Lord.
A Life in the Spirit gives peace.
Many believers have opened doors for Carnality in their mind.
Today hot, tomorrow cold.
God wants us to reject every form of Carnality today and live in the Spirit.
We must take a self evaluation of our lives on the areas the enemy uses in fighting our mind to lure us into sin.
Devil tries to trick us into thinking that life can be divided into two separate parts;
The secular part (Worldly and Carnality).
The Spiritual part.
That’s a lie.
As God’s children, we are spiritual beings, and every area of our life is to be an expression of that divine relationship. Whether employment, family role, ministry, or leisure pursuits, our every involvement connects into God’s purpose for our life and must please Him.
We have also been deceived by our culture and society, that we can accomplish much without God. People will point out our human strengths, like education, skills, and gifts, and assure us that we have all we require to succeed. Satan always wants to turn us away from reliance upon the Lord, that we can always do it on our own.
All of this lies, are Carnality.
We must therefore rely on God’s Spirit instead of depending on ourselves or others.
When we live in the Spirit’s strength and wisdom, we’ll be fully conscious that without God’s active presence, we’ll fail; Seek to please God alone and not to compromise; Look expectantly for the Holy Spirit to be at work; Spend more time thanking and praising Him; Exhibit joy, a fruit of the Spirit, instead of worry.
The life of a true believer, is characterized by steady reliance upon the Holy Spirit.
Never create a room for Carnality in your life.
I pray the Lord strengthen you reader and give you His and Mercy to live above sin in Jesus name.