MORNINGTIME 2174

by Benjamin Munsell on September 10, 2016
MORNINGTIME 2174
 
We know that WHOSOEVER IS BORN OF GOD SINNETH NOT; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not. 1 John 5:18. "Well I guess I can't be born of God because I still sin". Let's back up a minute and start again. "Born of God" is a spiritual term. You have in you the spirit of man, born in sin, dead, and heading for Hell. Christ calls you by His Holy Spirit and you receive Salvation. Your old dead heart of stone is replaced with a new, warm, heart of flesh, soft and pliable. Your old dead worldly nature is replaced with the nature of Christ. That Nature of Christ, with the help of the Holy Spirit is Sinless and will lead you into the Spiritual Eternal Things of God. These Things can't, and won't, sin. These Things are also new to you and how to properly use Them has a learning curve to them. "Trial & Error", is one easy way to say it. At this point, if you were to Perfectly Hear and Obey the Holy Spirit, you would never sin again, and Satan couldn't touch you. But we're still learning. The Reality is, we still have a physical body that is "controlled" by flesh, self, and the old man nature. It still wants to sin and if we listen to it, we give in to temptation and sin. As we Grow in CHRISTLIKENESS, we will be moving away from sinning and into Holiness, Righteousness, and Purity. They will never sin, and self will never do good. With Christ, your New Heart will move you to Christ and away from the desire to sin. With your New Heart, the Desire and Intensity of That Desire will determine how quickly you Grow in Obedience to the Holy Spirit. That is purely up to you as you learn who Christ Is and Trust Him more, day by day. That's the "keepeth himself" part, day by day growing in Christ. The body will someday die and drop off. The Spirit of Man will Grow and is heading for heaven. When you do sin, seek Christ, be forgiven, brush off the filth, AND KEEP MOVING ON INTO CHRIST. Daily keep Growing, and daily, Be Blessed
 
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