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Life by the Spirit

We are a spirit, we live in a body and we have a soul (Genesis 2:7, 17). Our spirit needs to be feed or it has the potential to experience death as does our physical body. Bondage is a force on the inside of us that keeps us from doing what we know that we need to do for God (Galatians 5). The word of God says "where the spirit of the lord is there is liberty" (2 Corinthians 3:17). Freedom is desiring to do what is right and carrying it out in a way that leaves you free from regret or condemnation (Romans 8). Sometimes when we choose to do the right thing we often have doubts about our decision. Our spirit believes the word of God (James 1:21). Our soul believes the five senses and that is where the confusion comes in to play. When you align your spirit and soul to believe the word in unity, then your body responds according to the word.

The spirit of the Lord is in every believer (Ephesians 1:13) but it is not at its full capacity at the time of our new birth. We must ask God to refresh, renew and revive the spirit at certain times in our lives. The struggles of life can cause us to grieve or smother the spirit to the point that we are not sensitive to its convictions (Psalm 51:10).

The comforter was sent to be our guide and helper. We must acknowledge him as the power that enables us to walk out god's Grace. There is no excuse for not being able to access the power that has been given to us (1 Peter 1:3) to overcome. Last month I gave a testimony of how the Holy Spirit led me on a fast that caused unwanted weight to fall off of my body (Titus 3:5, Zechariah 4:6) in two weeks. This miracle was not performed just for my own personal gain, but for God's glory.

We are told to walk by the Spirit and we will not be led by our flesh. This is a truth that is vital if we are to continue to bear good fruit (John 15). It is spoken in the word of God that one of the fruits of the Spirit is self- control.

Today's challenge for each of us is:

Be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. (James 1:22-25 KJV)

As we place this control into the hands of God and follow his guided instructions victory will prevail!!!!

In The Mighty Name of Jesus Christ, Amen!

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