August 5

My beloved child…your sin-enslaved human nature has an intense desire for its own will to be done and so to suppress My Holy Spirit, and the Spirit has an intense desire for God’s will to be done and so to suppress your sinful nature.  They are in conflict with each other, so that you are hindered by your sin nature from freely doing what you desire to do in obedience to Me. [Father God…Gal 5:17]

**        **, I counsel you to live your everyday manner of life under the guidance of My Holy Spirit; then you will not gratify the desires of your sin-enslaved human nature.  Your heart is deceitful, and desperately wicked…your sin-enslaved human nature has a strong desire for its own will to be done and so to suppress My Holy Spirit, and My Spirit constantly has a strong desire for God’s will to be done and so to suppress your sin-enslaved human nature.  They are in conflict with each other, so that you are hindered by your sin-enslaved human nature from freely doing what you desire to do in obedience to My will.  But if you are living your life guided by My Holy Spirit, your life is no longer under the guidance of the demands of the Law, which has no power to suppress the desires of your sin-enslaved human nature.  For the Law of the Spirit of life in My Divine Son Jesus has set you free from the Law of sin and death.  The fruit produced by My Holy Spirit dwelling within you is love, joy, peace, patient endurance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.  There is no Law prohibiting such things as these…rather, they fully satisfy the demands of My Law.  Those who belong to Christ My Son have nailed the passions and desires of their sin-enslaved human nature to His cross and crucified them there.  Since you earnestly desire to live your everyday manner of life under the guidance of My Holy Spirit, be careful, then, to follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of your life. 

Abba Father…this is indeed my blessed assurance!  Is not my house right with God? Have You not made with me an everlasting covenant, arranged and secured in every part? Will You not bring to fruition my salvation and grant me my every desire?  For I am God’s Own workmanship, born anew in Christ Jesus Your Son, that I may do those good works which God Himself has prepared in advance for me to do.  And not in my own strength…for it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in me, energizing and creating in me the power and desire, both to will and to do for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight! [2 Sam 23:5; Eph 2:10; Phil 2:13]  Therefore, Father, the deepest desire of my heart is that You enable me by the Power of Your enabling grace to embrace this blessed life of deep and intimate personal relationship with You: my waiting upon God…watching and waiting, looking off unto You and listening for Your voice…with an unwavering child-like trust and an unreserved child-like dependence, with a joyful expectation and an excited anticipation…for You to reveal Yourself to me ever more deeply and intimately, and Your plans, Your purposes, Your will for me…SO I MAY THEN RESPOND, with an unquestioning child-like obedience, to every leading and prompting of Your Holy Spirit, cooperating with the Power of His enabling grace Who works in me both to will and to do.   My soul, wait thou only upon God!

I need Thee every hour:

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