God's Children are Spirit Led

  • Posted on: 27 August 2014
  • By: Jordan

“The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are opposite of what the sinful nature desires. …So you are not free to carry out your good intentions. But when you are directed by the Spirit... [‘…you… do not give into sinful desires’ (Rom 6:12, NLT) because ‘…the Spirit… quickens your mortal body…’ (Rom 8:11); the old life is gone [and] a new life… [begins]” (2 Cor 5:17, NLT), and you ‘…walk in newness of life’ (Rom 6:4) as a child of God (Rom 8:14). On the contrary, because we are sinners by nature (Pss 51:5)], when [we are NOT led by the Spirit, we] follow the desires of [our] sinful nature, [and] the RESULTS are… sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealously, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissention, division, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. …[And] anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God” (Gal 5:17-21, NLT). So ask God for the Holy Spirit (Luke 11:13), who will liberate you from your sinful nature.

Bro. Graham F. Watts, Sr.