6 For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Romans 8:6
The life of a believer is spiritual. This knowledge must sink into your heart until the point you consciously and unconsciously walk in it. We are living in a period where some believers tend to compromise their spirituality because of the convenience of the moment.
It is utter deception from the bottomless pit to believe that walking in the spirit is difficult. I have heard many believers claim that to be a Christain is not easy. But the question is, how can you find a life you are born into so difficult to live? Lack of appropriate knowledge regarding the life of the Spirit is the only reason for the misconception of our reality in Christ.
Let this be settled once and for all – we are born by God as spiritual people. We are not like others who were primarily born in the flesh and live by the dictates of the flesh. Even though we were born into the physical world through the womb, in Christ, we are born again by the Spirit. This is the uniqueness of our lives in Christ and the glory we possess.
12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: 13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. John 1:12-13
We are children born not from the blood of any man, nor of the will of the flesh or any man but God. Yes, we are born of God! And this must sink in! You must come to terms with this reality. To be born again means to hail from God who is Spirit. God didn’t modify the life of the flesh – we have a completely brand new one that is spiritual in nature.
You cannot become spiritually minded if you don’t know that you’re spiritual. If you are still stuck in the knowledge of your natural life, walking in your spiritual realities will be challenging. The agenda of the church should be to raise people in the knowledge of their spiritual reality.
To be carnally minded is death but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. You are born spiritually and must live as such.
To Be Spiritual Is To Bear The Fruit Of The Spirit
18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them. Matthew 7:18-20
It is pretty straightforward – you cannot be spiritual and bear carnal fruits. Jesus didn’t mince His words- He said, “by their fruits, you will know them”. The fruits you bear will let the world know if you are spiritual or not. You cannot fake it – a frog cannot give birth to a goat. Neither can a frog chirp like a bird. If your Father is spiritual, you also should be spiritual. You don’t have to be told to be in the spirit – you are already in there!
25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Galatians 5:25
You cannot deceive anyone – if you are spiritual, your life will depict who you are. If you are fleshly, your actions will tell. A lifestyle cannot be forced – if you are in life, it is more than easy to portray it. Don’t give any room for your flesh to dictate to you – let your spiritual life be evident for all to see. Stay blessed
Read Further: Galatians 5:16-26
Prayer For Today
Holy Father, I thank you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for giving birth to me. I hold on to this truth – the life of the flesh is supplanted for the glory of being spiritual is superior. I walk in the knowledge of this reality – Amen!