Alive in Christ ()Minister Barbara Williams, December 14, 2014
The Spirit is alive. Adam and Eve were the first to sin. Cain followed in sin when he killed his brother Able. We have to learn to do our best for God the first time. Dead is listed 386 times where alive is listed 81 times in the Bible. A lot of people are walking dead, we should be walking in Christ Jesus to be alive. We are in the world, but we are Not of the world. Sin will bring you death. But if you have Jesus in you, you are Alive. We owe the flesh nothing. But we owe Christ Jesus everything.
condemnation - 1. the expression of very strong disapproval; censure.
"there was strong international condemnation of the attack"
synonyms: censure, criticism, strictures, denunciation, vilification;
2. the action of condemning someone to a punishment; sentencing.
Carnal minded -
1.pertaining to or characterized by the flesh or the-body, its passions and appetites; sensual:
2. not spiritual; merely human; temporal; worldly:
a man of secular, rather carnal, leaning
Long suffering - 1. enduring injury, trouble, or provocation long and patiently.
2. long and patient endurance of injury, trouble, or provocation:
years of long-suffering and illness.
Mortify - 1. cause (someone) to feel embarrassed, ashamed, or humiliated.
"she was mortified to see her wrinkles in the mirror"
synonyms: embarrass, humiliate, chagrin, discomfit, shame, abash, horrify, appall
"I'd be mortified if my friends found out"
2. subdue (the body or its needs and desires) by self-denial or discipline.
"return to heaven by mortifying the flesh"
synonyms: subdue, suppress, subjugate, control;
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.
Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
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