But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
Are you flesh-consciousness or spirit-consciousness?
Today’s question is a good one. What does it mean? It is simply asking if you know when you are be ruled by your flesh or by God’s Spirit? How would you know? Here are some examples of how you would act if you were being ruled by your flesh, you:
- Do good deeds because they might be seen.
- Respond to situations based on emotion only.
- You say the right thing because the right person is listening, not because it’s in your heart.
Galatians 5:16 But I say, walk habitually in the [Holy] Spirit [seek Him and be responsive to His guidance], and then you will certainly not carry out the desire of the sinful nature [which responds impulsively without regard for God and His precepts]. (AMP)
When you walk according to the word, you won’t fulfill the lust of the flesh. If you are saved, God’s Spirit is in you. Are you able to process this truth? Can you take in the fact that the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you? If you can, then you will see yourself as God’s image in the earth. Please understand, you are the only God some people will ever experience. With this in mind, do not govern yourself and deal with people according to your flesh. Passing these training tests will carry you far as you war with the enemy but also as your seek to represent The Father. Those who are babes in Christ, or even those who don’t know Christ, will know if you are approaching the with God’s Spirit in activation (a real place) or if you are not. They can tell if you are acting exactly like them.
Luke 6:45 People are known in this same way. Out of the virtue stored in their hearts, good and upright people will produce good fruit. But out of the evil hidden in their hearts, evil ones will produce what is evil. For the overflow of what has been stored in your heart will be seen by your fruit and will be heard in your words. (The Passion Translation)
What your heart reveals is why it so important for the Spirit of God to rule you. You want your actions and your words to cause wonder. How are you able to respond this way? How are you able to do what you’ve done or give the way you do? Whether or not someone asks you; you know your act the way you do because you have the Spirit of God living within you. His Spirit is love.
Please agree with me as I pray:
Father, in the name of Jesus, I thank You for Your Spirit. I thank You for thinking enough of me to send Jesus to die for me. I am excited, amazed, and humbled every time I think about the power that I now have because of salvation. The same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead now dwells within me. I thank You, Father, God for the liberty and the grace to allow Your Spirit to shine forth in all of my interactions. As I submit to You, Your Spirit can bring my flesh under subjection. I have the power to refuse what looks right or what feels right according to my flesh or the world’s standards. I submit myself to You. My desire is to glorify You. I want to live so the world sees You through me. I want my life to be a conduit through which You are able to draw some lost man, woman, boy or girl. I thank You God for choosing me. I thank You God for using me. I thank You God for filling me with Your Spirit…