Live According to THE SPIRIT

Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in Romans chapter 8:

12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors—not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh.

13 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.

14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.

We have the capacity and ability to live according to THE SPIRIT.  If we were unable to walk in such a manner, FATHER would not reveal this Truth.  Thus if this Truth has been revealed to us, we have an obligation to pursue it.  FATHER has revealed HIMSELF and HIS Way to us in order for us to walk accordingly so let us set aside the things of the flesh and direct our focus on these important Truths given to us by HIS SPIRIT.

None of us want to die.  However by living passively and non-purposeful we slowly but surely move toward death.  Jesus directed the disciples to “Go”, not just sit on a pillow inside a tent waiting for the world to come and seek their wisdom.  We are to be active for Christ in order to be His full expression on the earth.  We are to grow, mature, and be productive.  We are to be a blessing to others rather than just self-serving.

The Holy Spirit is likened to the wind which is in movement by definition.  Sitting in front of the TV doing nothing produces no air movement whatsoever.  By THE SPIRIT James wrote in chapter 2:

14 What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him?

15 If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food,

16 and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit?

17 Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

What is the point of revelation without producing fruit?  Our goal is not to become professional students but rather to become expressions of HIS Love.  Our goal is to not just survive but to flourish and be a blessing to mankind.  Jesus was not a isolationist but went out an ministered the Word and healed many.  He set the Standard and became our example of what to say and do as the perfect expression of FATHER’S Will.  Yes, there is a time to receive our marching orders but then there comes a time to “march”.

If you see a need and have the wherewithal to fulfill it, then just “do it”.  Jesus saw that the people were hungry after listening to Him for many hours and He did something about their hunger, He fed them.  We need to be oriented in the same manner.  We are the solution to the world’s problems if only we will embrace the responsibility of being “Sons of GOD”.

By reading these words I believe FATHER has drawn you to the reality of living according to THE SPIRIT.  HE has opened your eyes as well as mine to the higher Truths HE wants us to walk in.  Let us embrace these Truths and by faith walk according to them this very day.  Let us look to be a blessing to others as we live out each day.  As we walk in Love toward our fellow man, we will become as eye salve to them and they will begin to see FATHER in us.  Life is all about changing and progressing into a higher, more mature state.  Full maturity simply requires us to take one step at a time toward our goal.  Let us make the choice each day to rise up to that higher state presented to us by FATHER and live according to THE SPIRIT.

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