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Discussion in 'Political/Religious Topics' started by grizcty, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. grizcty

    grizcty God, Guns, Glory Forum Contributor

    The Enemy Is Me

    “The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace; the sinful mind is hostile to God. It does not submit to God’s law” (Romans 8:6-7).

    Scripture Focus: Romans 8:5-8

    “Lord, deliver me from myself.” So pleaded 17th Century physician and writer Thomas Brown. He obviously understood that often our biggest hindrance to knowing God is our stubborn rebellion against His ways. Perhaps we need look no further than our mirrors to discover the culprit stalling our spiritual growth.

    The writer of Romans explains that we must set our minds on the Spirit's desires, not on our own flawed dispositions. Spirit promptings such as contacting a hurting friend, entering our prayer closets, or reading our Bibles should take precedence over other desires of the moment. After hearing some disturbing news, I recently received an encouraging e-mail from a friend. “God brought you to mind and you are in my prayers.” I'm thankful she had her mind set on the Spirit's desires that day!

    The goal of God-seekers is to not allow their lower natures to shape their decisions or to mold their conduct. The Spirit's ways are much higher and satisfying than earthbound perspectives.

    Insight: Submitting to God is not demeaning. It means to fit in with another's plans, and God's plans for us bring peace and life.
     
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  2. rl69

    rl69 G&G Evangelist

    Romans 6
    not let sin control the way you live;a do not give in to sinful desires. 13Do not let any part of your body become an instrument of evil to serve sin. Instead, give yourselves completely to God, for you were dead, but now you have new life. So use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God. 14Sin is no longer your master, for you no longer live under the requirements of the law. Instead, you live under the freedom of God’s grace.

    15Well then, since God’s grace has set us free from the law, does that mean we can go on sinning? Of course not! 16Don’t you realize that you become the slave of whatever you choose to obey? You can be a slave to sin, which leads to death, or you can choose to obey God, which leads to righteous living. 17Thank God! Once you were slaves of sin, but now you wholeheartedly obey this teaching we have given you. 18Now you are free from your slavery to sin, and you have become slaves to righteous living.

    19Because of the weakness of your human nature, I am using the illustration of slavery to help you understand all this. Previously, you let yourselves be slaves to impurity and lawlessness, which led ever deeper into sin. Now you must give yourselves to be slaves to righteous living so that you will become holy.

    20When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the obligation to do right. 21And what was the result? You are now ashamed of the things you used to do, things that end in eternal doom. 22But now you are free from the power of sin and have become slaves of God. Now you do those things that lead to holiness and result in eternal life. 23For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.
     

  3. neophyte

    neophyte Wonderment :) Forum Contributor

    grizcty: Sir, I chose this verse :)

    Hebrews 8:10

    7For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second. 8For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah: 9Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord. 10For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people: 11And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest. 12For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more. 13In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away
     
  4. Kmcdowell

    Kmcdowell G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

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    The War Within

    Galatians 5:16-18 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. 18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.

    God tells us to live our lives under the influence of His Spirit rather than according to the sinful desires of our own flesh. The flesh and the Spirit are mortal enemies and are opposed to each other in every way.

    To "walk" in the Spirit is to live under the influence and guidance of God's will. It's kind of like following someone and standing under their umbrella. If you are not careful to follow them, you get all wet. The same thing is true of "walking" in the Spirit. The Holy Spirit is God's spiritual umbrella and as long as we are following God we are under the protection and guidance of the Spirit.

    Romans 13:13-14 says, Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. 14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.