John 3:3, “Except you be born again you cannot see the Kingdom of God”. To be able to see the Kingdom of God means to be able to see supernatural change by the Power of the Spirit of God in your personal life and the lives of people who you are in contact with and come across. That is why 1 Corinthians 4:20 said the Kingdom of God is not Word but POWER. When your spirit is truly regenerated and connected to the Holy Spirit the, the Power of the Holy Spirit will give you supernatural ability to walk righteously. It is not by might but by his Spirit.
THROUGH THE SPIRIT
That is why Romans 8:13-14 says, For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye THROUGH THE SPIRIT do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. It is only through the power of the SPIRIT of God that you can mortify the deeds of the flesh. But for the Spirit of God to to give you power to overcome the flesh you have to first have to a DESIRE, LONGING, PASSION, to live righteously. The Holy Spirit will not force or impose himself on your will. You cannot be like, oh it is okay for me to sin because of grace. No, if you willingly serve sin after you have received the knowledge of your truth, sin IS your Master.
Romans 6: 15-17 says, What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace? By no means! 16Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey—whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness? 17But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you have come to obey from your heart the pattern of teaching that has now claimed your allegiance. 18You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.
FROM THE HEART
He said, thank God you have come to obey FROM THE HEART. When the desire in your heart is to live righteously the Holy Spirit will give you the power and ability to mortify the deeds of the flesh. And because your flesh is dead Christ can live in you by the Spirit which is righteousness. Romans 8:10, And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
That is why is says, “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. Verse 3 says the law was powerless( could not save) because it was weakened by the flesh. Meaning, that it was very difficult for people to obey the law because they were debtors to their flesh and could not do it. In their flesh they did not have power to overcome sin. That is why God sent his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh, 4in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. Key here is that the righteousness of God is fulfilled in those who WALK AFTER THE SPIRIT NOT THE FLESH. Walking after the Spirit is a CHOICE. Verse 14 says ” as many as are led by the Spirit of God are the Sons of God.” TRUE sons of God are not indebted to sin and thus ruled by the wicked desires of their flesh. They are ruled and dominated by the Spirit of their Father and Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. And because they are sons of God, they can SEE the Kingdom of God in their lives. The Kingdom of God is where there is salvation, DIVINE healing, DIVINE peace, DIVINE joy, breakthrough, restoration, righteousness, supernatural power and so much more. That is why we are to pray HIS Kingdom come, his will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Not our Will HIS. And we are to do according to Matthew 6:33, “Seek yea first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be added unto us”.
Matthew 6:22 says, “if our eye(will) be single our whole body will be full of life! If we are truly sons of God and we truly love him our single desire will be to do his will.” His will is that people be healed, delivered, saved and set free, etc. Are you being a vessel of honor, fit for the Master’s use and allowing him to use you to bring forth his Kingdom, his will on this earth? When we are seeking first his righteousness and walking in his Spirit (His Spirit is life because of righteousness,Romans 8:10) the Power of the Holy Spirit will be manifested and flow through our lives and into the lives of others to bring about healing, deliverance, Mark 16: 17-18 says, ” And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover”. Let the true worshipers worship him in SPIRIT and TRUTH. John 4:24 says, “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth”. So if you do not worship God in Spirit and in Truth please do what it says in Hebrews 10, “Draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having your hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and your bodies washed with pure water.23 Hold fast the profession of your faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)
DO NOT ABUSE GOD’S GRACE
For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.28 He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace”? PLEASE, PLEASE, DO NOT ABUSE GOD’S GRACE BY WILLFULLY LIVING IN SIN. IT IS A VERY DANGEROUS THING AND PLACE TO BE.
According to I Peter 5:8, “BE SOBER (SERIOUS IN YOUR WALK WITH GOD), BE VIGILANT, YOUR ADVERSARY THE DEVIL WALKETH ABOUT LIKE A ROARING LION SEEKING WHOM HE MAY DESTROY”I say all this in the love of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory, honor, and dominion now and forever.
Written by Sarajevo Williams