THE MIND OF CHRIST, THE NATURE OF MAN 3

KEY SCRIPTURE: Rom 12:1 KJV” I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.”

The relationship between our spirit and body is as a man, living in a house or room. It is the man that gives expression to the room. The state of the room would depend on the state and condition of the man Your spirit represent the man, whiles the room represents the body. In the experiences of most children of God, it is their bodies that Lord itself over their spirit The body or flesh which is the outer nature is the one giving expression. The body or the flesh rules many. The bible calls it carnality. In these days of information, people are so overwhelmed by their mobile phones. They would spend most of their time on doing something on the phone. Lust of the flesh and eyes is what controls some.

When the flesh is master his spirit is silenced. His spiritual senses become dead or dull. He will not be able to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit. His desire for prayer and reading or studying the word, would either go down, or non existent at all. The other sad thing that will happen to him, is, he would not be able to understand the scriptures.1Co 2:14 KJV” But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”

A man in such a condition would surely have a very weak soul. His mind will be dominated by lots of carnal things. Rom 8:6 KJV” For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.” A mind fed with mundane things in this life, will result in an emotion, which is very unstable. It will be fearful, easily worried, quick tempered, and as the bible says many foolish emotions, that would make him a threat to others, and himself.

According to Romans 8:9, you are not in the flesh, to live after the flesh, but in the Spirit. Repent and turn let the Spirit take charge.

CONFESSION

Thank you, dear Lord Jesus. My spirit controls me in all I do. I keep the flesh under. My spiritual senses remain alert and so I am able to always receive from God’s spirit and not be lost in the deceit of the flesh.

FURTHER STUDIES

Rom 8:9 KJV” But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.”

1Co 9:27 KJV” But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.”

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