The body relates us to the world. It is through our spirits that we have contact with God. Our spirits are, as it were, a built in broadcast receiver, and through that we have fellowship with God. Just as our spirits long for God, so our physical bodies are of the earth, and our flesh longs for the things of this world. This part of us must come under the control of the Spirit of God, when it does, then we move towards God.
If our spirits do not come under His control, then we move towards the world. The word soul describes our intellect, our emotions and our will. Our will makes the choice.
In which direction is your will choosing to go at this moment? God’s way or the way of the World?
Galatians 5:24 Yield to the new nature you have received, and do as Paul says we ought to do with the old one. (NIV)
Colossians 3:8-10 But now ye also PUT OFF all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds, and have PUT ON THE NEW MAN, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him.
When I was a boy, my father was very much involved in serving the Lord, although he was a building contractor by trade. He had established a Sunday school, which flourished and subsequently became a church. However the time came when they realised a Pastor was needed and a man was called from another city. When I met him for the first time, I wondered whether they had made a mistake. But when we began to talk to the man, and saw the radiant smile on his face, we could see the reality of the Lord Jesus Christ shining through I saw the most Christlike man I had ever seen. A man who had crucified the old nature; a man in whom Jesus could be seen.
In your life also, Jesus can be seen through you, as you release the new nature of the Son of God whose name is Jesus.
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