Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in Galatians chapter 3:

1 What has happened to you Galatians to be acting so foolishly? You must have been under some evil spell! Didn’t God open your eyes to see the meaning of Jesus’ crucifixion? Wasn’t he revealed to you as the crucified one?

2 So answer me this: Did the Holy Spirit come to you as a reward for keeping all the Jewish laws? No, you received him as a gift because you believed in the Messiah. 3 Your new life in the Anointed One began with the Holy Spirit giving you a new birth. Why then would you so foolishly turn from living in the Spirit by trying to finish by your own works?

4 Have you endured all these trials and persecutions for nothing?

5 Let me ask you again: What does the lavish supply of the Holy Spirit in your life, and the miracles of God’s tremendous power, have to do with you keeping religious laws? The Holy Spirit is poured out upon us through the revelation and power of faith, not by keeping the law!

People wanted to use the Law as their crutch to allow them to “meet minimum requirements” rather than embrace the Divine Intent behind the Law.  The issue at hand is a “heart” issue, not a “behavior” issue.  Behavior is a product of the intent of the heart.

The current pandemic has revealed the self-centeredness of people in general.  One young man on Clearwater beach in Florida told the reporter “It’s an old people problem, not mine.”  What a selfish attitude reflected by those who are willing to sacrifice others for the temporary benefit of “self”.

Many people hide behind the law whether Biblical, civil, and/or criminal.  Many defense lawyers will go after a witness who tells the truth if they can ruin their credibility by finding a character flaw thus causing the jury to disregard the testimony.  Once again, selfishness is rationalized to become acceptable to society.  It takes faith in FATHER’S Word to remain unconvinced of the world’s ways when you see the injustices temporarily prevailing.

6 Abraham, our father of faith, led the way as our pioneering example. He believed God and the substance of his faith released God’s righteousness to him. 7 So those who are the true children of Abraham will have the same faith as their father! 8 God’s plan all along was to bring this message of salvation to the nations through the revelation of faith. Long ago God prophesied over Abraham, as the Holy Scriptures say:

“Through your example of faith all the nations will be blessed!”

9 And so the blessing of Abraham’s faith is now our blessing too! 10 But if you choose to live in bondage under the legalistic rule of religion, you live under the law’s curse. For it is clearly written:

“Utterly cursed is everyone who fails to practice every detail and requirement that is written in this law!”

11 For the Scriptures reveal, and it is obvious, that no one achieves the righteousness of God by attempting to keep the law, for it is written:

“Those who have been made Holy will live by faith!”

Holiness exposes selfishness in all of its various manifestations.  When the Standard walks into a room, unrighteousness is exposed and becomes anxious and uncomfortable.  As we fully ascend to Holiness, expect those responses.

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in Colossians chapter 3:

1 Christ’s resurrection is your resurrection too. This is why we are to yearn for all that is above, for that’s where Christ sits enthroned at the place of all power, honor, and authority! 2 Yes, feast on all the treasures of the heavenly realm and fill your thoughts with heavenly realities, and not with the distractions of the natural realm.

The world has been full of distractions intended to prevent us from fully maturing as Sons and Daughters of Our Heavenly Father and walk in complete Holiness.  It takes commitment to continue on the straight and narrow path known as The Way.  FATHER rewards those who diligently seek HIM with the richness of Heavenly treasures.

Romans 8:

11 Yes, God raised Jesus to life! And since God’s Spirit of Resurrection lives in you, he will also raise your dying body to life by the same Spirit that breathes life into you!

12 So then, beloved ones, the flesh has no claims on us at all, and we have no further obligation to live in obedience to it. 13 For when you live controlled by the flesh, you are about to die. But if the life of the Spirit puts to death the corrupt ways of the flesh, we then taste his abundant life.

We have the ability to walk in abundant life and put away death in our midst.  Jesus was not moved by the approaching lepers.  He was not concerned about contracting sickness or disease as He ministered healing.  His Holiness would not allow the enemy to attack Him in any manner.  As we move ever closer in our relationship with FATHER WHO IS HOLY, we too will take on the same attributes.  There will not be a selfish bone in our bodies!  Being led by The Holy Spirit makes us a Holy person… think about it.

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