“But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.” (Galatians 5:16 ESV)
In this sections of his letter to the Galatians, Paul contrasts the desires of the flesh and the works of the flesh (vv.19-21) with the fruit of the Spirit (vv.22-23). His point is that if we walk by the Spirit (in other words: if we live our lives according to the Spirit of God) the logical result will be that we no longer want to do the things that our sinful nature craves.
Consequently, we no longer need the Law as an outside, imposed standard on us, because the Spirit will supernaturally help us know and obey the Law. A few verses further, Paul says this:
“But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.” (Galatians 5:18 ESV)
When the Law is engrafted on our hearts by the Holy Spirit, the Spirit will change us from within, so that there is nothing else we would want to do but do the will of God (which is what the goal is of the Law). Elsewhere, in Philippians, Paul says:
“for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure” (Phil.2:13 ESV).
At the end of our chapter in Galatians, Paul tells us what the key is to let God work in us in this way:
“And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.” (Galatians 5:24 ESV)
Jesus says that in order to follow him, we need to pick up our cross daily (Luke 9:23). Daily we need to crucify our flesh, with all of the passions and desires that come with it.
What to do with the empty space this leaves in your life? Let it be filled with the Holy Spirit and live your life according to his guidance, and you will no longer want to gratify the desires of the flesh. That’s where you’ll find true freedom from the slavery of sin!
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Isaiah 58 The Breakdown-
God criticised the people for trying to draw near to him without practicing moral actions; a.k.a. for being fake friends.
They're super righteous about how they're fasting, but all the while they're exploiting their workers.
The problem with these people, says God, is that their acts of humility are only self-interested. They just want some brownie points with God. As it is, God doesn't want people to put on sackcloth and wail in a big show of humility. He actually wants them to share food with the hungry, bring homeless people into their houses, and give clothes to the naked.
If they do all this, they will receive God's favour and be healed from their sins.
The people's light will shine out if they can manage to do all of these things. Oh, but also, they gotta quit accusing other people of sin.
Now if they can manage all that, God will guide them and make them strong. Their ruins will be rebuilt, and they'll be praised by future generations for restoring their cities to glory. And also, they'll need to keep the Sabbath holy. Also stop doing self-interested things. Food for thought.
But, anyway, if they do all that, God will make them "ride on the heights of the earth."
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The mercy of God exceeds His justice. Too often, when things are going wrong, we focus on the wrath and justice of God. We forget that by His very justice, God is merciful. He is slow to anger, but quick to forgive. He desires for no one to perish, but for all to be saved by the Most Holy Sacrifice of His Son, our LORD Jesus Christ. The sacrifice that God desires from us is a broken heart. His mercy is never ending, all we need to do is repent and surrender our hearts to His will.
Prayer: Holy Father, LORD God of all Creation, we thank You for Your everlasting faithfulness. In Your mercy and justice, You sent us Your Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ. By His Most Holy Sacrifice You saved us from eternal separation and damnation. Your love never fails and Your mercies are everlasting.
Dear Jesus, my LORD and my God. You took my place on the cross, even though I was undeserving of Your mercy and compassion. By Your heroic victory over death You have brought me into eternal life with You. By Your blood I am cleansed of my sins. I was the lost sheep and You did not hesitate to give Your Most Precious life for me.
Holy Spirit, LORD and Giver of Life. I ask You to cover me in Your graces and align my will with the Will of the Father. Take control of my being, and make me a new creation in my LORD Jesus Christ. Fill my heart with Your mercy and let me overflow with Your love. Give me faith, even as small as a mustard seed, so that I may move mountains as You will.
We make this prayer through Jesus Christ, our LORD, and through the intercession of Mary our Mother. Amen.
See all the sins gone،in jesus 🎶
See all the shame bow, in Jesus🎶
See, the devil is dancing in Jesus🎶
So what are you waiting for?🎶
⭕Song:we are free in blood of jesus 🎵🎸🥁
🔸️مسیح ما را آزاد کرد تا آزاد باشیم .
پس استوار بایستید و خود را بار دیگر گرفتار یوغ بندگی مسازید.
🔸️و اما شما به سبب نا فرمانیها و گناهان خود مرده بودید،و زمانی در آنها گام میزدید،آنگاه از روش های این دنیا و از رئیس قدرت هوا پیروی میکردید ،از همان روحی که هم اکنون در سرکشان عمل میکند .
ما نیز جملگی زمانی میان ایشان می زیستیم
و از هوای نفس خود پیروی میکردیم و خواسته ها و افکار آن را به جا می آوردیم ما نیز همچون دیگران بنا به طبیعت اند محکوم به غضب خدا بودیم . اما خدایی که در رحمانیت دولتمند است به خاطر محبت عظیم خود به ما حتی زمانی که در نافرمانیها خود مرده بودیم ما را در مسیح زنده کرد پس از راه فیض نجات یافته اید و با مسیح برخیزانید و در جای ها ی آسمانی با مسیح عیسی نشانید .
و این از خودتان نیست بلکه عطای خداست و نه از اعمال تا هیچکس نتواند به خود ببالد .
زیرا ساخته دست خداییم و در مسیح عیسی آفریده شده ایم تا کار های نیک انجام دهیم کارهایی که خدا از پیش مهیا کرد تا در آنها گام برداریم
ا🔺️نجیل ،نامه پولس رسول به افسسیان 2:1
... عیسی_مسیح 💘
There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and 🔥fearful events and great signs from heaven. When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near." Luke 21:11, 28
JESUS (OUR CREATOR) COMING!
What are u thinking?
What are u doing?
Where are u going?
Jesus Second Coming 🌟...[Jesus said:] The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel. Mk 1:15 KJ 🌟For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; 🌟For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Rm 3:23, 6:23 KJ 🌟For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 🌟For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. Jn 3:16,17 KJ 🌟Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: Phil 1:6 KJ