30 May Not Debtors
The flesh makes a lot of “noise” and always wants to be heard, listened to and obeyed, but we are not obligated to the flesh, not debtors to it. When Jesus was nailed to the cross, He killed the flesh and its desires, giving us dominion over sin. Romans 6:14
It is now left for us to feed our spirits so fat that we can sit on our flesh, muzzle and silence it whenever it begins to cry out. No matter how loud, hard and long the flesh cries out, we do not owe it anything, we are not in anyway obligated to satisfy it. We have power to silence the flesh, satisfying it does us no good at all, it only brings death.
So then, brethren, we are debtors, but not to the flesh we are not obligated to our carnal nature, to live a life ruled by the standards set up by the dictates of the flesh.
For if you live according to the dictates of the flesh, you will surely die. But if through the power of the Holy Spirit you are habitually putting to death (making extinct, deadening) the evil deeds prompted by the body, you shall really and genuinely live forever. Romans 8:12-13
LahyorzPosted at 18:13h, 31 May
I must confess I hear my flesh much more loudly than the Spirit of God in me. Someone refers to this as the ‘chatter’ that goes on in us. I decided that anytime the chatter seems to get too loud, I respond by speaking the Word out loud or praising aloud, so that my spirit can hear the truth! Stay blessed, Ugochi!
UgochiPosted at 18:20h, 31 May
Oh yes! We can muzzle the flesh by speaking God’s word out loud, and/or praising Him out loud. Great therapy to kill the “chatter”. Thanks a lot for coming by.