The Works of The Flesh
God sent Jesus Christ in to the world to pay for the sins of the world; to cause men to live their lives for God inoderwards live a life of the spirit, and not a life of the flesh, which include, uncleanness, fornication, Idolatry, witchcraft, Variance, Sedition, etc. Over the years, non-Christians, and even Christians live unholy life, they don’t want to remember the love of Christ which is the death on the cross, the bible says, for God so love the world that He gave His only begotten son and that whosoever that believes in him will not perish but shall have everlasting life. The death of Jesus Christ is suppose to destroy the works of the flesh, because the works of the flesh is what disturbs the church from growing spiritually and even physically, and it put the church in the state of unbelief, because if you are an adulterous, or a fornicator, or rather dwelling in the works of the flesh, when you are faced with challenges, you will not know what to do, you will keep talking your fears and unbelief, it will be hard for you to get conviction that God is the God of power, and only Him can turn situations around for your good, and you will seize to agree with the fact that you can also change your way of living a life that is connected to the works of the flesh, and then start living a life that is connected to works of the spirit.
The fact that Jesus Christ paid for the sins of the world does not mean that we can live a life of the spirit, there are principles in Gods kingdom, and if the principles are followed properly, then you can begin to see yourself living a life of the spirit, a life that is full of positive works which is Gods will for us, for the bible says for the works of the spirit is for us Christians to live by, inoderwards, we Christians are suppose to have the fruit of the spirit which is love, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance. God is all powerful, He knows how to programme His children to begin to live just the way He wants them to live, He has the capacity to empower one to do things He wants them to do, so glory can come to Him, He also has the ability to train anyone spiritually, so that person can begin to train others to be a teacher or a preacher. God is a spiritual being, and He lives in the spirit realm, and for us to begin to relate with Him as human beings, we must live our lives in the spirit, we must live a life that is connected to works of the spirit, because that is the only way we can see His glory, and His works, and also see the manifestation of His blessings, so what more can be said of the God that owns the world, the God that is just, that is why He wants us to be just as He is, so we can help others stand, and also become one believer that can help change the world.
The fact that Jesus Christ paid the price for the world does not mean that Christians should live in sin and trust the blood of Jesus Christ to wash away the sins, Christian should live to the glory of God almighty, we should be a complete example of a child of God because that is the only way we can live our lives in the spirit. God is a spirit and every one that must worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth, for He seeketh such that will worship Him, that is why Christianity is more than just be a regular worshiper, it has to do with your spirit, it has to do with your mind because God loves to relate with the mind, He loves to relate with our spirit so we can hear Him speak to us because without our minds and spirits, He cannot relate with us, because He is a spirit and our spirit man has to be connected with His spirit so we can hear from Him.
In 1 Corinthians 12 vs. 7.
But the manifestation of the spirit is given to every man to profit withal. For to one is given by the spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same spirit; To another faith by the same spirit; to another the gift of healing by the same spirit; to another the working of miracles; to another prophesy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kind of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: But all these worketh that one and the self-same spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will. According to the scripture above, all the gift mentioned are the fruit of the spirit and the manifestation of the spirit, and these can only come to us when we live a life that is connected to the works of the spirit, now having these gifts can only be from God, because God is the head of all spiritual gifts, and for anyone to have these gifts, you have to first of all deviate from the works of the flesh, because living a life that is connected to the works of the flesh is the only way we cannot get any of these gifts from God. Now what does God want us to do, God want us to be genuine born again Christians, He wants us to give our lives fully to Him, He wants us to get filled with the holy spirit, and then develop a personal relationship with Him, such that He can speak to us all the time, and then give us instruction on what to do.
It is Gods desire to see His children living a holy life, living a holy life that is pleasing to Him, a life that people would see and give glory to Him, God doesn’t want His children to live unholy life, He wants them to live a righteous life that is worthy of emulation. Now as a Christian listening to the Prophets that God has ordained for us is essential, because listening to our Prophets helps us to know how to continue living right, because as we live right, we can then be connected to Gods benefits. The power that God has given to the church is for members to work together for the common goal of the church, it is not for members to get busy for other activities that are not relevant in the church and as Christians, and we need to work together for the progress of the church.
In 1 Corinthians 12 vs. 14
For the body is not one member, but many. If the foot shall say, because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? And if the ear shall say, because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling? But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. And if they were all one member, where were the body? But now are they many members, yet but one body. And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary. This scripture help us to know that every member in the body of Christ are important, the head cannot work without the ear, and the ear cannot work without the eye, the whole head is important, this is so in the body of Christ, we need to work together to achieve a common goal, instead of busying living in lust and fornication or adultery, which is living in the flesh, we need to live in the spirit, and carry out the works of the spirit, as one members in the body of Christ, coming together to achieve a set out goal is of top most importance because this is what the spirit of God want for the church, God want His children to grow, He wants His children to be a good example for the world.
God want His children to live in the spirit, He wants them to have a continuous gathering of worship, He wants the church to take their regular services seriously, because this is where He loves to be, the gathering of the saints expressing their love and gratitude to Him, interceding for the lost, and turning many to righteousness, through the preaching of the gospel, spending time to fast and pray for others that are in need of help, and having strong belief that God is indeed God of the universe, He is watchman over our lives, that is why we need to live a spiritual life that is pleasing to God, a life that has no fault, because that is the only way we can please God. God is our spiritual father, and we need to recognize that, we need to know how to relate with Him, because He is God, and He cannot be related to the way we relate with ordinary people, knowing how to relate with Him is very important, because when we do, our lives will become better daily. The bible talked about the gentile in 1peter 4 vs 3 how they walked in lasciviousness, banqueting, and abominable Idolatry, and during this time, the gentiles were unholy, living in lusts, passion etc. they were not willing to receive the gospel, even when they heard the gospel of Salvation, they preferred to live their worldly lives, and this was an abomination in the site of God. The gentiles of today are the unbelievers that don’t want to accept the gospel, they prefer to live unholy lives, they prefer to live their lives in the flesh. God has given us His word today, to live by, His word to know the kind of lives we need to live, because His desire is for us to live good lives that is worthy of emulation, that is His purpose for the world, that was why He sent Jesus to pay the price for us, the price that will stand in the test of time, this is the price that has saved the world today, the world would have been filled with a lot of evil people, killing a lot of innocent souls would have been in increase measure, theft etc. but when Jesus came to pay the price, all of these were redeemed.
Working by the flesh is not advisable for a Christian, because it does not give you a right standing with God, it causes separation from the realm where you would have been communicating with God freely. God is a just God, and He wants all of His children to live a just life. God wants us to be like Him, He needed someone who could stand for Him and then show us who He is, someone who could make us serve Him, and that was Jesus Christ the son of God who payed the price for us, which was the death on the cross, and as Christians, believing in Jesus, is of top most importance, when you believe in Jesus, you cannot be condemned.
the book of Romans 8 vs 1 says that there is no condemnation to those that are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh but after the spirit; this means, when you live a life according to the works of the spirit, you cannot be condemned, but however, if you live a life according to the works of the flesh, you will be condemned. For the works of righteousness to be fulfilled in us, we need to live our lives according to the works of the spirit, because this is what God want for us, and as Christians, we need to allow the spirit of God dwell in us, because when the spirit of God dwell in us, our bodies become dead because of sin, and we no longer live our lives fulfilling the works of the flesh, because the spirit of God now resides in us, and that spirit will give us freedom over sin and cause the spirit of God to be one with us. In vs. 11 in the same book of Romans, which says But if the spirit of him that raised up Christ from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ shall also quicken your mortal body by the same spirit that dwell in you., inorderwards living your life according to the works of the spirit, will cause God to give you the spirit that raised up Jesus from the dead, and if that spirit dwells in you, it shall quicken your mortal bodies, inoderwards heal you from every infirmity or problem, this is what will happen if you live your life according to the works of the spirit. We have to cultivate the habit of living our lives according to the spirit, no matter the temptation, because it is what connects us to the life of victory in Christ Jesus. God is a loving father, and for us to become His children, we need to live our lives to please Him, so He can deposit His gifts in us, because that is what He wants to do, to show His blessings towards us, so we can be His special treasure.
One day, a young man came to church and then he sat down and began to pray, and when he was praying he saw a revelation of God telling him to live a holy life, at first he thought it was a trance, but he began to pray again, and then God repeated exactly the same thing, and then he jumped up from his feet and realize that he had been with God, and he then made up his mind to live according to Gods instruction. This is all what God want from us complete obedience to His word, because that is the only way we can experience His blessings, for God love to see His children being faithful to Him, He love to see their sincerity towards Him, and we can only achieve this by spending time to pray and study His word, so we can hear from Him frequently, and do whatever it is He wants us to do, to our betterment and also to the betterment of the world.