It’s been an exciting journey sharing these life transforming episodes of ‘MY SECRET TOMB’!
Personally I find most of my concerns dealing with the flesh and sin addressed! It isn’t by taming the flesh, or restricting it, or keeping it in a ‘tomb’! But the flesh with sin loses its power when you keep it nailed to the cross!
Galatians 5 vividly tells us about the acts of flesh, and the fruit of the Spirit, and how to deal with the flesh with all of its sinful desires. We deal with it by living in the power of the Holy Spirit, and by keeping the flesh with all of its sinful desires crucified:
But I say, walk and live [habitually] in the [Holy] Spirit [responsive to and controlled and guided by the Spirit]; then you will certainly not gratify the cravings and desires of the flesh (of human nature without God).
For the desires of the flesh are opposed to the [Holy] Spirit, and the [desires of the] Spirit are opposed to the flesh (godless human nature); for these are antagonistic to each other [continually withstanding and in conflict with each other], so that you are not free but are prevented from doing what you desire to do.
Now the doings (practices) of the flesh are clear (obvious): they are immorality, impurity, indecency, Idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, anger (ill temper), selfishness, divisions (dissensions), party spirit (factions, sects with peculiar opinions, heresies), Envy, drunkenness, carousing, and the like.
I warn you beforehand, just as I did previously, that those who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness, Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law [that can bring a charge].
And those who belong to Christ Jesus (the Messiah) have crucified the flesh (the godless human nature) with its passions and appetites and desires.
If we live by the [Holy] Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. [If by the Holy Spirit we have our life in God, let us go forward walking in line, our conduct controlled by the Spirit.]
As we share the last 3 episodes today, I believe that grace will abound towards us so we can live victoriously!
I’d like you to later share your testimonies and lessons drawn from the story with us too! You want to an encouragement to someone else!
Happy weekend everyone!