Topic: Living According to the Holy Spirit Put To Death Our Flesh
Therefore, brethren, we are debtors—not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. 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.
Romans 8: 12-13 (NKJV)
Daily Reading Plan
New International Version (NIV)-12 Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation—but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it. 13 For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live.
New Living Translation (NLT)-12 Therefore, dear brothers and sisters,[a] you have no obligation to do what your sinful nature urges you to do. 13 For if you live by its dictates, you will die. But if through the power of the Spirit you put to death the deeds of your sinful nature,[b] you will live.
The Message (MSG)-12 So don’t you see that we don’t owe this old do-it-yourself life one red cent. There’s nothing in it for us, nothing at all. The best thing to do is give it a decent burial and get on with your new life. God’s Spirit beckons. There are things to do and places to go!
We can no longer live our lives as when we were in the world. Today things must be different, in 1 Corinthians 6:20 it reminds us that we no longer belong to ourselves, “For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body[a] and in your spirit, which are God’s.“ We now have a responsibility to glorify God in all that we do. We are God’s property; we were bought for a great price on the cross of Calvary. The challenge is to be able to live spiritual lives, free from the bonds of the flesh that do not profit at all.
The Holy Spirit can only carry this out!! Only He can empower us and give us the power to overcome the appetites of the flesh. Only with the help of the Holy Spirit can we live lives that please and glorify God, doing His perfect will and not ours! In 1 Peter 4: 2 it says, “that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.” We can never free ourselves from our fleshly life, only the Holy Spirit can help us, it is through Him that we will make the actions of our sinful nature die!
Today we can not miss the great blessing of living life in The Holy Spirit. It will be necessary to let go of the the old man and the works of the flesh with the help of the Holy Spirit as Ephesians 4:22 tells us, ” that you put off, concerning your former conduct,the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts. If we let ourselves be governed by the Holy Spirit then our flesh would die. You just have to yield to Him and He will take care of the rest.
Romans 8:2 (NKJV)-2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.
Romans 6:23 (NKJV)-23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 7:5 (NKJV)-5 For when we were in the flesh, the sinful passions which were aroused by the law were at work in our members to bear fruit to death.
Galatians 6:8 (NKJV) 8 For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.
Colossians 3:5New King James Version (NKJV) 5 Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.
1 Corinthians 9:27 (NKJV)-27 But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.
Galatians 5:24 (NKJV)-24 And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
Ephesians 4:22 (NKJV)-22 that you put off, concerning your former conduct,the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts,
Titus 2:12New King James Version (NKJV) 12 teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age.
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