For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die, but if through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, yet ye shall live.
What is the meaning of this verse? The apostle Paul is reminding believers of his day and for generations to come of the spiritual warfare that rages within our bodies. Believers are in a constant battle between right and wrong; good and evil. Paul used himself as an example of this warfare by stating that the things he should do he doesn't and the things that he does he shouldn't; this is the way it is with all of us.
We make this claim because sin is always present and are competing for control; without the help of the Holy Spirit believers will lose the battle every time. The question now becomes, how do believes win this warfare? Believers win this battle by yielding control of our lives to the indwelling Holy Spirit. This is accomplished by deciding yes I surrender all to God-the Holy Spirit so that I can live holy unto the One who saved me from eternal separation.
It is noteworthy to say, as believers yield control daily to the Holy Spirit believes draw closer to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In doing so a strong personal relationship is developed between Christ-the vine and the believer-the branch.
Let's close today's discussion by saying; yielding control of our lives to the Holy Spirit believers put to death the misdeeds of the body.
The powerful work of the Holy Spirit convicting sin.
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