Day 15 Romans 8:12-15

“Spirit of Life!”

“Therefore, Brothers, we have an Obligation- But it is not to the sinful nature, to live according to it. 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, because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, Abba, Father.”(Romans 8:12-15)

“Therefore, Brothers, we have an Obligation- But it is not to the sinful nature, to live according to it.” I know for many, coming into the life of Christ is not only a mental adjustment, but a physical one to. I know for myself, I lived life by my flesh. If I felt I needed something dearly, I went out and brought it. But when you come into Christ, you find that there is a struggle for what the flesh wants and what the Spirit wants. A common example of this is simply reading the Word of the Lord daily. Some, may plan to read the bible ten minutes a day, but when morning comes around you find you are to busy or that you feel tired or just do not have time. Where the Spirit craves to receive, the flesh simply finds a way out. “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, because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.” We are called to be led by the Spirit of the Lord. Living a life by the flesh or sinful nature only brings death. We have life in Christ Jesus and not only that we are sons and daughters of the most High God!
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“And by him we cry, Abba, Father.” Some may wonder by whom that we cry Abba or Father? It is the same Spirit that leads us into all truth and life. It is by him the Holy Spirit that we call upon God as our Father.

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