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Breaking New Ground: Is Your Soul Pregnant?

Spirit- redeemed at salvation
Soul- In process of redemption
Body- redeemed in Heaven

Gal 5;16-17- walk in the spirit and you will not fulfill the desires of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.

Your flesh will always try to lead you against God. The Spirit does the opposite. This is a never ending conflict. We can never stop fighting.

-Just because I have wrong feeling doesn’t mean I’m bad, because the flesh will always desire the old habits and things. I have to realize this and fight against them. We often condemn ourselves because of what we think. As a Christian, our job is to take those feelings and place the under subjection to God. Take captive ever bad thought to the Spirit of God. We have the power. W have to do it.

-We try to justify our flesh. We compare how we think that we are doing in our flesh as opposed to another time. This makes us callous and ignorant to our true condition. Many times we don’t allow our everyday sin to bother us. If sin in our live doesn’t bother us, we have allowed ourselves to be ruled by our flesh.

James 1:18-21- of his own will, he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might b. kind of first fruits of his creatures. So then, my bellowed brethren, be swift to hear…..therefore Lu aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word

-God will always impregnate me first, then give me the baby later. It doesn’t happen right away. You receive the word first, then see the fruit later. Our problem is that we want to hold the baby without going through the pain and trials of the pregnancy. We don’t wanna understand the hardships that come along with the process. We give up way to easily.

-How do we get pregnant? By the word of God sticking to our spirits. God wants to impregnate us o that he can bring forth fruit.

Heb1:3- whatever God speaks, He upholds it by His power.

Gen 1:3 God said let there be light…day 1
Gen 1:16- God made 2 great lights

Th first words that God spoke are still being upheld by His power.

-if God spoke something to my spirit, IT’S STILL ON!!!!

Breaking New Ground: Do You Shut the Door on Your Flesh?

We all have issues that we struggle with. We all have at least one thing that we struggle with, but struggles are a good sign. It means that our spirit is battling with the thing that God wants to get out of our lives. God has already revealed his direction or my life, so when there is struggle, it is god bringing alignment back to our lives. The danger is in saying that we don’t have a struggle. We should have struggles!!!

What better place to admit our struggles than in church. Too many times we try to act like we are super Christians. We always have things that will need to be aligned. If we aren’t careful, our flesh will rule us.

Have you ever rebuke the devil and he didn’t flee? In that case, is it the devil or my flesh? The word says that if we rebuke the devil, he must flee. So if we still struggle, it’s our flesh. By managing our flesh, we can have the abundant life.

My body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, so we are to offer our bodies as a living sacrifice. It’s hard. But it is also what is required of us.

Gal 5:16-18- I say then, walk in the spirit and you will not fulfill the lusts of the flesh. Of the flesh lusts against the spirit, and the spirit against the flesh. And these things are so tarry to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish….

Your flesh and spirit hate each other! They are completely unaligned.

Gal 5:19-21- when you follow the desire of your flesh, the results are very clear; sexual immorality, impurity, lustful,pleasure, idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again…..anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Verse 19- sexual sins
Verse 20-21 sins of rebellion

Notice that it didn’t say that the people who struggle with this will not make it to heaven. It just means that when we let our flesh rule us, it takes us out of Gods will. We can’t be blessed when we allow our flesh to rule our lives like this. Quit blaming it on a demon and take personal accountability.

Eph 4:1- therefore I….beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God!

Fight your flesh! Live a life worthy of God’s kingdom. Act like it. Speak like it. Serve like it.

Spirit- already redeemed
Soul- being renewed as my mind is renewed
Body- not redeemed until Christ returns

Rom 13:14- put on The Lord Jesus Christ and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lust.