Friday, September 27, 2019

The Kitchen Table

Victorious Living Day 5

I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it. And even now you are not yet ready, for you are still of the flesh. For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh and behaving only in a human way? For when one says, “I follow Paul,” and another, “I follow Apollos,” are you not being merely human?  1 Corinthians 3:2-4

Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple.           1 Corinthians 3:16-17

There is a third category of persons that we must be aware of and avoid becoming or I should say commit to leaving.  There is a thing called carnal Christianity where we live in the flesh rather than in the faith.  These are people who have believed in Jesus but can’t seem to behave like Jesus.  We’ve all been there, and in some ways, we are still struggling against our old sinful nature to live for God.  Our carnality, old sinful self isn’t hard to detect, it operates in jealousy, strife, envy, outbursts of anger, sexual immorality, division, drunkenness, lying, selfish ambition, fear, wickedness and wicked associations, rebellion and so on.  The carnal Christian forgets that his/her body is a temple of the Holy Spirit.  Carnal Christians don’t realize who they or whose they are.  The carnal Christian lives in the human way rather than in the heavenly way and will reap what he sows  There’s a dangerous warning for carnal Christians.  Carnal Christians are destroying the temple of God and that’s dangerous.  Live in the truth and trust of Jesus and the Holy Spirit will put us on heaven’s way, to see heaven’s will while preforming heaven’s work in and through our lives.  We are a temple (house of worship) of the Holy Spirit.  It’s an amazing relationship and an amazing life.

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