“The Spirit vs The Natural”

“The Spirit vs. The Natural”
Bishop Daniel Robertson, Jr.
Mt. Gilead Full Gospel International Ministries

Galatians 5:1; 16-17

1 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery…..16 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want.

There is a natural you and a spiritual you.  The enemy is afraid of the spiritual you because of what you can potentially become.  You don’t experience the spiritual side of you until the transformation of being born again.  We are only familiar with the natural side because we were born in sin and shaped in iniquity.  The enemy uses hurt, broken promises, and disappointments to keep the natural side stronger.  We may need breakthrough, but God needs for us to surrender all. He’s trying to get the uncleanness out of us, but oftentimes we just want the blessing without changing.

Galatians 2:20

20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

When the old way of doing things doesn’t work and move you anymore, your spirit is about to break out.  When we become born again, we don’t belong to ourselves any longer. The natural will tell you to not forgive that person or friend who betrayed you.  As much as we don’t want to forgive, that spirit will instruct us to let it go and obtain the freedom God has for us!  The spirit will ALWAYS make you deny yourself and go deeper than where you are.  When you do what God tells you to do, even if you don’t feel like it, that’s when you’ve allowed your spirit to rise!

Something to Think About: Following the Holy Spirit sounds easy, but we have to admit that there are many times when seeking Christ is a tug-of-war for us.  His Spirit is always there to show us the way, and only good can come from our efforts when we listen to Him.  Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control are all fruits of the Spirit.  Starting now, seek Him in all of your decisions, and if we do, we won’t be as vulnerable to sinful actions and thoughts-or the tug-of-war game.

2 Comments

  1. These are two of my favorite scriptures. Galations 5:1 is a great example of spiritual warfare. Galations 2:20 is Watchman Nee’s guide to a normal christian life. He said that we should die daily. How important this is to our spiritual walk. It has changed my life. To God Be The Glory! I love my Father!

  2. Amen!!! We truly appreciate you and others who read our blog. For the purpose of it is to spread the Good News and bring glory to God! Be bless my brother!

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