October 18, 2006

So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God. Romans 8:8 (NKJV)

Posted in Uncategorized at 1:19 am by Devotions with MYK. Come, walk with me.

   In this verse “in the flesh” can be reread as “sinful nature”. For if you live in the flesh it becomes the thing that you feed. It becomes that thing that rules you. Your decisions will be based on what will amuse and arouse your flesh. For the flesh is carnal and, “… the carnal mind is enmity against God (Romans 8:7 NKJV)…”

   Scripture reminds us, “…the one who sows to his flesh will reap corruption from the flesh, but the one who sows to the Spirit will reap eternal life from the Spirit (Galatians 6:8 Holman Christian Standard Bible).”

   As followers in CHRIST we should be reaping life eternal. But, we must come to realize that there are those of us who call ourselves CHRISTIANS, and knowingly refuse to sow into the Spirit, occasionally calling upon the name of our GOD and all the while sowing into our flesh. Hypocrites!!! That’s what the BIBLE calls them, Mark 7:6.

   There is a price to pay for these actions. Romans 8:13 (NKJV) tells us; “For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.”

   Brethren, look into your lives, search your hearts, confront your deeds and see where it is that you sow. Is it in the flesh or in the Spirit? Have you produced fruit or have you produced spoiled rotten meat? Will you be found pleasing to GOD, will you die or will you celebrate life eternal? Take your place now. The time for decision is here. Will you continue to serve the flesh or will you stand in the Spirit?!

                                                                Your Brother in Arms for CHRIST



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