My beloved child…The Law has no power to suppress the evil desires of your sin nature. To sum up this whole matter, such is the unchanging conflict within you as a child of God: in your regenerated mind you are a willing bondslave to My Law, but in your sinful nature that still remains a part of you, a wretched slave to the rule and reign of the indwelling principle of sin. [Father God…Rom 7:21-23]
Child of God! Walk in the leading, guiding, and Power of My Holy Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of your sin-enslaved human nature! For those who live according to the flesh and are controlled by its unholy desires set their minds on and pursue those things which gratify the flesh. But those who live according to the Spirit and are controlled by the desires of the Spirit set their minds on and seek those things which gratify the Holy Spirit. Now the mind of the flesh, which is sense and reason without the guidance of the Holy Spirit, leads to death that comprises all the miseries arising from sin, both here and hereafter. But the mind of the Holy Spirit is life and peace both now and forever. That is so because the mind of the flesh with its carnal thoughts and purposes is hostile to God, for it does not submit itself to God’s Law; indeed it cannot. So then those who are living the life of the flesh, catering to the appetites and impulses of their carnal nature, cannot please or satisfy God, or be acceptable to Him. But you are not living the life of the flesh, you are living the life of the Spirit, if the Holy Spirit of God does indeed really dwell within you, directing and controlling you. If anyone does not possess the indwelling Holy Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ My Son and is not a child of God. ** **, if My Divine Son Jesus does indeed live in you, then, although your natural human body is dead by reason of sin and guilt, your spirit is alive because of the righteousness that He imputes to you. And if the Spirit of Him Who raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in you, then He Who raised up Christ Jesus from the dead will also restore to life your mortal perishable body through His Spirit Who dwells in you.
So then, My beloved child, you are under obligation…but not to the flesh, to live under the rule and authority of the flesh. For if you are living according to the dictates and standards of the flesh, you will surely die. But if through the Power of the Holy Spirit you are habitually putting to death the evil deeds prompted by the body, you shall really and genuinely live forever. [Gal 5:16; Rom 8:5-13]
Abba Father…You have assured me that Your children continually enjoy the blessing… the privilege, the birth-right…of the leading of Your Holy Spirit throughout each and every day of my life, in all things concerning my every day life! The continual leading and guiding of Your indwelling Holy Spirit is what characterizes a child of the Most High God…it is the distinguishing mark that identifies who are Your children and who are not Your children; it is an anointing that clearly sets me apart from the children of the world! It is the testimony I have of the leading of the Spirit in my life that confirms to my own human spirit that I am indeed Your child! Those who do not have this testimony of the manifestation of the indwelling Holy Spirit do not belong to Christ…the Holy Spirit does not dwell in them.
Abba Father…Your children are continually being led by Your indwelling Holy Spirit! And You have so lovingly assured me, Your child, that I needn’t be like a cowering, fearful slave in Your Presence! Your Holy Spirit, God’s eternal gift, doesn’t make cowards out of us! He endues me with power and love and a sound mind…that I should freely abide with You as Your very Own child, adopted by birth into the bosom of Your Family, crying out unashamedly without reservation to You, “Abba, Father!” For Your Holy Spirit speaks to me deep in my heart, reassuring me that I indeed really am Your child! [Rom 8:14-16; 2 Tim1:7] Hallelujah!
Trust and obey: