My last post focussed on the ability of the flesh and this post explains about the ability of the spirit. God breathed life into Adam we read in Genesis, and His breath gave life to his mortal body which was formed out of mud and clay. We are now aware that humans possess the life of God within us which is our spirit.
Through sin, the spirit of Adam died, and we also became dead in Adam, but through Jesus and His obedience by dying and being raised up our spirits are made alive again. So what is the ability of our spirit?
Life – We can live for God, the way He intended us too. His breath, His desire!
Communicate with God – The spirit is the inner part of the human and that is where communion/relationship happens with God. When we are dead, we cannot hear, understand or speak to God.
Control the Soul and Flesh – Through sin the flesh reigns over the soul which slowly kills off our spirit but in Christ, the spirit has every opportunity to govern the soul and flesh. If the spirit is control of both, then we will live out the will of God and execute to perfection.
Can you now see why dealing with the flesh is vital for successful living in God? There are two parts to salvation:
Firstly, the dealing of our sin – Our souls set free
Secondly, the dealing of our flesh – We died in Him
God raised up Jesus, and we are raised up with Him so by allowing your flesh to rule you make a mockery of His pain and glory.
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