Our Victory

How do we die to the flesh?

Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in Romans chapter 8:

1 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.

2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.

10 And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.

11 But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.

And in 1 Corinthians chapter 15:

53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

54 So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.”

​55 ​​“O Death, where is your sting?

​​O Hades, where is your victory?”

We don’t have to die in order to live, we are to live by THE SPIRIT in order for us to die to the flesh!  As we embrace the Life of THE SPIRIT, our flesh dies and death is swallowed up in victory.  As we put on incorruption, the corruption of the flesh is removed, eliminated, and nowhere to be found.  What a blessing FATHER has bestowed on us!  HIS life in us is greater than death and destruction, for the spirit man is greater than the flesh.

The law of THE SPIRIT of life makes me free from the law of sin and death!  Life makes me free from death, not the other way around.  It is not getting rid of death that enables me to live. 

Only life can get rid of death!  You don’t destroy the death in order to become alive, you take on life to eliminate death.  It is Christ in me that causes Adam to be brought to death, yet I live.  It is not victory that gives you power, it is power that gives you victory.  As we take on life, all the death in us will be taken care of in our members.  An increase in life causes us to decrease in death.  This is a Divine Law of the Kingdom of Our Heavenly Father.  

He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.  This should be our focus each and every day: walk in THE SPIRIT of Life!

Paul further wrote by THE SPIRIT in Colossians chapter 3:

20 But we are citizens of the state (commonwealth, homeland) which is in heaven, and from it also we earnestly and patiently await [the coming of] the Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) [as] Savior,

21 Who will transform and fashion anew the body of our humiliation to conform to and be like the body of His glory and majesty, by exerting that power which enables Him even to subject everything to Himself.   AMPL

Christ will transform our body to be like His body of  glory and majesty because His Life is greater than death thus we should no longer focus on death but instead focus on walking according to THE SPIRIT.  If we were unable to do so, FATHER would not have revealed this precious promise of HIS Divine Intent.

In Romans chapter 5:

8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.

10 For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.

Jesus’ death reconciled us once and for all, but in addition, we are saved by His life.  The death of Christ, which is the atonement, reconciles us to FATHER; but only the life of Christ can come against the power of sin and death and deliver our life from destruction.  This is the victory over death and destruction.  In Romans chapter 8, we are given the explicit difference of the two paths presented before us:

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.

The Sons and Daughters of GOD are set apart by our desire and focus to be fully led by THE SPIRIT.  We need not focus on dying to the flesh, we are simply focusing on the positive aspect of life in THE SPIRIT.  As we do, we put to death the deeds of the body and those deeds will no longer plague us as we move forward on the path known as The Way.

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