Two Choices for the believer

If we are abiding in Christ, walking in Christ, living in Christ, we do not walk after, live after the flesh.

We only have two choices. We either are walking according to the Spirit, or according to the flesh. This is a moment by moment choice.

For if we live according to the flesh, we set our minds on the things of the flesh. But, if we live according to the Spirit, we set our minds on the things of the Spirit.

If we choose to set our minds on the flesh, it is death. There is no life operating (spiritually) while we are living according to the fleshly thoughts. But, if we choose to set our minds on the things of the Spirit, it is true life and true peace.

We must be reminded that the fleshly mind is hatred toward God. I know that is hard to swallow, but His word tells us that it is. If we are in the flesh, walking according to the fleshly mind, we cannot please God. This is good to remember. We cannot be pleasing to God while in this state.

Now this is a BIG “IF”. “We are not in the flesh, but in Spirit, IF indeed the Spirit of God dwells within us. IF we do not have the Spirit dwelling within us, we are none of His.

IF the Spirit of Christ is in us, the body is dead because of sin. But, the Spirit is true life because of Christ’s righteousness.

Also, IF the Spirit of God who raised Christ from the dead dwells within us, it gives life to our mortal bodies. How? By His Spirit that dwells within us.

We are not debtors to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. If we do, we will die spiritually.

HERE IS THE KEY!    By the Spirit, we are to put to death the deeds of the fleshly body, so we can truly live.

The only way we can be “son’s and daughter’s” of God, is to be led by the Spirit of God.

As I have said many times, “the biggest battle you will face as believers in Christ, is the battle against flesh and spirit.” If you are “lukewarm”, you will not be in this battle. You are already given over to the flesh. You would say, “what battle?”. “I go to church each Sunday”. “I give my tithe in the offering plate”.

The battle is moment by moment of each and every day. Choosing to walk in the Spirit. Choosing to think on things of the Spirit. Choosing to talk about the things of the Spirit. Basically, living in the Spirit. After all, we don’t want to be found in death, do we? We don’t want to found with “enmity (hatred) against God, do we?

TWO CHOICES. (period)

Taken from: Roman’s the 8th chapter, verses 1 through 14.

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2 Responses to “Two Choices for the believer”

  1. inspiredword Says:

    Nice post, particulary like the last papragraph
    ‘ The battle is moment by moment of each and every day. Choosing to walk in the Spirit. Choosing to think on things of the Spirit. Choosing to talk about the things of the Spirit. Basically, living in the Spirit. After all, we don’t want to be found in death, do we? We don’t want to found with “enmity (hatred) against God, do we?

    Great post!!

  2. Richard Says:

    Thank you!
    It is so true, isn’t it.
    Big blessings to ya!

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