Thursday, January 28, 2016

Mystery or Mastery 5

"Right now, hearing these words, your spirit is excited - in that truth always allows God to enter into a situation to cleanse it and make it pure.

But your flesh does not respond the same.  Your flesh is angry, rebelling at the notion of being called out and called unto a higher walk.

But as uncomfortable as it is to be faced with this truth, it is
in understanding who you are in Christ, not in trying to hide from who you are in Christ, that empowers you.

Let’s go deeper.  Your spirit is eternal, your flesh is temporal.  And yet your eternal spirit is housed in this temporal flesh.  Your spirit seeks life eternal while your flesh seeks death.   

Your spirit seeks God’s approval while your flesh seeks no approval.

Your spirit listens to the Holy Spirit and is overwhelmed with gladness  - while your flesh is at odds with the Holy Spirit.

Your spirit brings honor to God through obedience while your flesh brings dishonor through disobedience.  “the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”  Matthew 26:41

Eternal properties elude the flesh.  Living for the purpose of something greater than self-fulfillment only comes through spiritual enlightenment."

    Excerpt from Mystery or Mastery by Keith C. Powell copyright 2016

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