Monday, May 29, 2017

There is no high like the Most High

May we stop giving in to temporary fleshly desires. Our birthright is to have all that the Spirit has to give us. We have been given freedom, and whom the Son sets free is free indeed. May we not become entangled with the flesh and all it demands. True faith in Christ Jesus will establish His grace in us, which will work in us to will and do His good pleasure. May we stop placing our self in bondage to sin. May we be sensitive to the voice of our Shepherd as He leads and guides us. Holy Spirit will tell us which way to go, what to do or not to do. May we listen to the voice of Truth and not the voice of lies. The enemy is a master manipulator that flatters with his words and knows how to speak to the longings of our flesh. The person who wants to be recognized can be easily enticed and deceived by the enemy. The enemy will use people to give us what we desire, which is not God's will for us. Like Esau we can become hungry, weary, and desirous to have a longing ache filled, and somebody may come along who has the power to give us what we think we want or even need, and upon receiving his offer, we soon realize that it did not reach the depths of our soul, but only satisfied us temporarily. Now we find ourselves discontented and in wanting once again. The void within remains. That nagging feeling is still there, and now we are paying harsh consequences because of a temporary fix. We wonder to and fro, discontented and no place to find peace. We may have feelings of anger, hurt and bitterness all because of a momentary fleshly fix. The Word of God reads, that if we walk in the Spirit we will not fulfill the lusts of the flesh. The Grace of God will empower us to do this. The Spirit of God in us is greater than this flesh. He that is within us is greater than he that is within the world. How do we rise above this flesh and walk in the Spirit? First, one must believe upon the Lord Jesus Christ, repent of sin and turn away from it, and ask the Lord Jesus to come and make His home within them and to become Lord and Savior of their life. When one does this, he will become born again. He becomes a new creation, old things are past away and all things have become new. Jesus said, that He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and that no man can come to the Father except through Him. Jesus so loved us that He gave His life for us, He died for us, He took our place and died for our sins so that we don't have to die. When we leave this world, we do not die, but only go from this life to the next to live eternally with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He loves us more than anyone! When one is born again, the Holy Spirit comes to lead and guide that person into all truth and freedom. It is up to the person to listen to the Spirit and to do what He says. What He says for us to do is for our good and not our hurt. He loves us so very much, and wants our joy to be full, and our peace to be abundant! Read God's Word and communicate with Him, for when we do this our faith grows and the power of Holy Spirit strengthens us to be overcomers and more than conquerors. As we begin to obey the voice of Holy Spirit the enemy must flee. Submit to God, resist the devil and he will flee from you. The Word of God says, that it is in Him/Jesus that we live and move and have our being. And it is Jesus who works in us the ability to walk in freedom and not to be a slave to sin/flesh. If we give place to Holy Spirit and His leading, we will find that the void and longings of the flesh will have no power over us any longer. We are no longer in bondage to our flesh and all it demands. The flesh is now under submission to the Spirit. Temporary fixes no longer tempt us. Anger, sorrow, bitterness, acceptance by others, recognition, rewards, worry, addictions, all the desires of the flesh no longer rule us. We are not its slave any longer. We have been set free! There is no high like the Most High. Jesus is not a temporary fix but a permanent one (for now and all eternity)! Get fixed on Jesus!

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