Great teaching about sin and what it brings to our lives. Let’s repent and get healed. I know it is true because the Holy Spirit showed me the same before I even ever heard about it. I was healed a few times after finding sin in my life and repenting from it. It is very interesting teaching and another reason to study the bible diligently. Bible is an amazing book of treasure. Praise the Lord for preserving it for our generation.
5 Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. 6 The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace. 7 The sinful mind is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. 8 Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God.
9 You, however, are not controlled by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ. 10 But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness. 11 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.
12 Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation—but it is not to the sinful nature, to live according to it. 13 For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live, 14 because
those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.
Romans 8; 5-14
( Wow! , such changes in the word of God by the way, I have NIV from 1983 and the wording is very different from the one which is online. The words sinful nature were changed in all places into – the flesh as well as a few other words. I do not about you, but to me the words – sinful nature or sinful mind – do not sound the same as flesh. Very disturbing, all the changes in the bible, beware). Always keep the old King James bible with you. Do not buy the new one, you can understand easily what the old one says. And English is not my native language, so if I can, you can understand it too.
This is a second message of that kind, looks like God is trying to speak to us and wake us from slumber. We have to remember this is war, not just easy going Christianity, not just coming to church on Sunday, we are required to do much more than this.
A very important message for those who want to seek Jesus Christ with all their heart, who do not want to be lukewarm but they really want to devote themselves to seek His face.
Do not be discouraged if the devil will comes after you and try to destroy you and your efforts in various ways. When it happened to me, I could not understand and got very exhausted, eventually gave up and was back in the world. But the Lord Jesus did not give up on me, He brought me back to my knees and showed me how serious the battle is, He filled me with His Holy Spirit so powerfully to teach me and show me the way like I had no idea it was even possible and not many people go through similar experience. I have come through all of this victorious and totally changed. Now the devil is scared of me since I know who I am in Christ. If you really want to know your God, stand fast and never give up on Jesus, the Lord of lords. God is in control, and He will use the devil to teach you and make your faith more precious than gold, He will take you through fire of testing, you must endure and trust Jesus, He knows what He is doing, He is training you to become as bold as a lion and to trust Him, no matter what. This message will show you how important it is to stand in the days of devilish attacks on you.
This is great teaching by my newly discovered sister in Christ. I identify with her a lot and like her I know what it means to be rejected by fellow Christians because of my testimony.
Praise God for holding us and giving us strength to stand and shine. Maybe you need to hear this as well. Jesus said, love one another and love your enemies which is never easy.
If Jesus, the Son of the Living God, spent so much time, all nights on prayer, what about us? Are we praying? Are we devoting our time to prayer and talking to God or are we watching TV, videos and do many other worldly things instead of praying? Do we realize how much important prayer is? How much our Father is waiting for us to come and talk to Him? And how much the devil hates when we pray? Who is going to pray?
Early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up and slipped out to a solitary place to pray.
After bidding them farewell, He went up on the mountain to pray.
When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as He was praying, heaven was opened,
Yet He frequently withdrew to the wilderness to pray.
In those days, Jesus went out to the mountain to pray, and He spent the night in prayer to God.
James 3; 3-12
Taming the Tongue
3 Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. 2 We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they sayis perfect, able to keep their whole body in check.
3 When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. 4 Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. 5 Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. 6 The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.
7 All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind, 8 but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.
9 With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. 10 Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be. 11 Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? 12 My brothers and sisters, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.
Praise the Lord.
Sing to the Lord a new song,
his praise in the assembly of his faithful people.
Let Israel rejoice in their Maker;
let the people of Zion be glad in their King.
Let them praise his name with dancing
and make music to him with timbrel and harp.
For the Lord takes delight in his people;
he crowns the humble with victory.
Let his faithful people rejoice in this honor
and sing for joy on their beds.
May the praise of God be in their mouths
and a double-edged sword in their hands,
to inflict vengeance on the nations
and punishment on the peoples,
to bind their kings with fetters,
their nobles with shackles of iron,
to carry out the sentence written against them—
this is the glory of all his faithful people.
Praise the Lord.
If you are struggling with various troubles, God wants to remind you about the power of praise. Praise is something that our God deserves becasue He is awesome and worthy of it, besides praise is a very powerful weapon against the devil, it also stops you from complaining and murmuring as you cannot do both, praising God and complaining at the same time. So, lets learn how important it is to praise God all day long.