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RHEMA 4/28/11  ARE WE WALKING IN THE SPIRIT OF GOD OR IN OUR FLESH?

 

HEARD:  The language difference.  Five.  Simply put, My grace covers all. It's Who I AM. 

 

PIX:  I saw someone lying on a couch who was really tired.  His name was Messed Up.

 

HEARD:  In the distance, Mess Up slumbers.

 

1 Thess 5:1-10 NKJV

But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you. 2 For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. 3 For when they say, "Peace and safety!" then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. 4 But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. 5 You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. 6 Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober. 7 For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night. 8 But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation. 9 For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 10 who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him.

 

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RHEMA 1/13/04  ENOUGH

HEARD:  Youíve got to be kidding me.  Are you sure?  Itís enough says the Lord.  One more thing.  Whatís the way out of this mess?  Thatís an easy question. 

 

WORD TO PONDER:  ONE WAY OUT  1/13/04

There is one way out of a mess.  Trust and obey.

 

Josh 5:6 NLT

The Israelites wandered in the wilderness for forty years until all the men who were old enough to bear arms when they left Egypt had died. For they had disobeyed the LORD, and the LORD vowed he would not let them enter the land he had sworn to give us--a land flowing with milk and honey.

 

PIX:  I saw the chapter Galatians 5.  

 

GALATIANS 5:  ARE WE WALKING IN THE SPIRIT OF GOD OR IN OUR FLESH?

 

Walking in the Spirit

 

Walking in the FLESH

 

RESULTS of
SPIRIT VS FLESH

1) Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free

1B) and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage

Liberty vs ensnared slavery.

 

2) Indeed I, Paul, say to you that if you become circumcised, Christ will profit you nothing. 3 And I testify again to every man who becomes circumcised that he is a debtor to keep the whole law. 4 You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace.

 

Trusting in the flesh you profit nothing from Christ.

 5) For we through the Spirit eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.

6) For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything,

Eager hope vs no might or influence.

6B) but faith (avails) working through love.

 

 

Faith is forceful when operating through love.

13) For you, brethren, have been called to liberty;

13B) only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh,

Freedom in the Spirit vs being consumed.

13C) but through love serve one another. 14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." 

15) But if you bite and devour one another, beware lest you be consumed by one another!

 

Loving service vs devouring others.

16) I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

 

Walking in Spirit you wont perform forbidden longings.

 

17) For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.

Walking in the flesh you do what you do not want to do.

18) But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

 

 

Being led by the Spirit releases you from being a slave.

 

19) Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, 21 envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

We lose our inheritance in the kingdom of God if we practice the works of the flesh.

22) But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.

 

Love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self control is the manifestation of walking in the Spirit.

24) And those who are Christ's have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

 

If we live and walk in the Spirit we have extinguished the passions of the flesh.

 

26 Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

 

Pride, conceit, envy, provocation is the manifestation of walking in the flesh.

 

Gal 5:6

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails {2480} anything, but faith working {1780} through love.

 

NT:2480 AVAILS

ischuo (is-khoo'-o); from NT:2479; to have (or exercise) force (literally or figuratively):

KJV - be able, avail, can do ([-not]), could, be good, might, prevail, be of strength, be whole,  much work.

 

NT:1754 WORKING THROUGH

energeo (en-erg-eh'-o); from NT:1756; to be active, efficient:

KJV - do, (be) effectual (fervent), be mighty in, shew forthself, work (effectually in).

 

WORD TO PONDER:  WALKING IN THE SPIRIT OR THE FLESH?

I AM bringing you into full maturity where you are learning how to walk in My Spirit and not in your flesh.  I want your life free and liberated and enslaved to nothing.  This requires your dying to the passions in your human heart and body.  Refuse and turn your back on aligning with sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like biting and devouring one another with your mouth.  Participation in such will cause your life to be messed up and you will fall into spiritual slumber.

 

Ask Me for the fullness of the fruits of My Spirit to reign in your life and heart.  As you walk in loving service with love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control, you will find the freedom to overcome forbidden longings.  As you trust in Me and not in your flesh, I will live My life through you.  The key to having supernatural force, might and prevailing strength to overcome all flesh is your faith in Me, activated through love.  Ask Me for grace, beloved one, for I give My grace liberally to help you overcome all.

 

Gal 5:6

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but faith working through love.

 

 


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Words from the The Quickened Word are excerpts from the journals of Sandy Warner.  To better understand how God speaks, read Sandyís book, ď101+ Ways God Speaks, And How to Hear Him.Ē  Website:
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