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DAY 11 WEDNESDAY: SEPTEMBER 2019

BE ALIVE IN YOUR SPIRIT!

For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace (Romans 8:6).

A Christian is being admonished to be alive in the Spirit. When a Christian is alive in the Spirit, he can never be carnally minded because carnality leads to death. It is impossible for anyone who is spiritually alive to at the same time gratify the fleshly desires. The Bible says in the opening text that to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Of course, every Christian should endeavor to take note of the fact that God wants him to be alive in the Spirit in Christ Jesus. It is imperative that a Christian be alive in the Spirit forever.

The life of the flesh is a life full of carnality, and such life leads one unto death and condemnation. Anyone living such a life is under bondage of sin and Satan. That is why the Bible says in Romans 6:11, “Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Therefore, it is absolutely the will of God for a Christian to be dead in sin and be alive in the Spirit in Christ Jesus.  When a Christian is led by the Holy Spirit, he is alive unto God through Christ Jesus. In that sense, he does not live any longer to gratify and fulfill the desires of the flesh forever.

Furthermore for a Christian to be alive in the Spirit, he needs to be delivered from the power of darkness into the kingdom of God. It is impossible for one to be alive in the Spirit and at the same time dwelling and manipulated by the powers of darkness. That is the reason why the Bible says in Colossians 1:13, “He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love.” In fact, a Christian was indeed delivered from the powers of darkness into the kingdom of God through His Son, Jesus Christ forever.

Daily Tip: Every Christian is admonished to be alive in the Spirit by allowing the Holy Spirit to lead and direct Him forever. Shalom!

Golden Text: For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit (Romans 8:5).

PRAYER: TAKE A WORSHIP SONG AS LED

  1. Thank God for today and about the Word of God you have just read.
  2. Humbly acknowledge your weakness and limitation before God.
  3. Oh Lord my Jehovah! I live to set my mind on the things of the Spirit all the days of the life in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  4. Holy Spirit! I bind fleshly desires in my life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  5. Pray generally as led by the Holy Spirit concerning your life, situations and challenges.

For Further Study: Romans 7.                            RBT: EZEKIEL 19-21

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