Monday, September 15, 2008

Continuing Resolution

The word of God states “we are born in sin and shaped in iniquity”. The word of God also states on many occasion that the flesh, man’s natural body, can not be saved.
Since our separation from God in the Garden of Eden, our salvation is through faith in the spirit. Since we know this and we know that we must continue to live in this flesh, with all its inconsistencies and hatred and among other things that come natural to us in the flesh and through the flesh, then we all are living in a state of ‘continuing resolution’.
The word of God instructs us to renew our mind daily so we will not do those thing that we would and do those things we would not. He said for us to walk in the spirit so we will not fulfill the lust of the flesh. Gal. 5:16 How? By continue to read and rehearse the word of God in our hearts. To put into practice that which we have read.
Until God comes back for us or until we die, which ever comes first, we will always have issues to deal with in our flesh. There is no one that has broken free of this fight. Read what Paul wrote: (For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being, but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin." Roman 7:4-6, 15-25).
We also know that the spirit and the flesh are in constant battle. God knew that man could not live holy on his own because of this battle within resulting from sin entering into the world. What makes us conquerors is the spirit of God within us. The Holy Ghost.
Now since we know through the word of God that we all are in need of his grace and mercy, we dear not fool ourselves that we have reach a point in our walk with Christ where we are no longer moved by the things in this world or by things in us. We all are in continuing need of our savoir until the day of his coming. Phil 3:13.
This does not give us an excuse to willfully sin because we know that if we commit ourselves unto him, he will keep us and guide our thoughts and actions. None of us is above the other. We all are on a level playing field. What differentiates us one from another is our faith in God to do just what he says. We must give it all to God. We are unable to keep ourselves because if we could, there would be no need for Jesus being crucified.
This is what keeps us humble under the mighty hands of God. Because we know that there is no good things that dwell in the flesh. By keeping this in mind, we will be more compassionate towards others that makes mistakes or willfully sin. Pray for them and let God be the judge of all. We are not in a state to judge until God has redeem us out of this flesh.
We all need mercy and grace. If we are the proclaimed children of God, then we must show the same compassion that God showed on us while we were yet sinners he commanded his love (Jesus) towards us. Be encourage and know that it you continue the fight, you will win in the end.

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