Walking in the Spirit of Brotherly Love

Walking in the Spirit of Brotherly Love

“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live but Jesus Christ lives in me.  The life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave His life for me,” Galatians 2:20.

To become a son of the living God through Jesus Christ and to walk in the Spirit is unfathomable to the human nature of worldly men (men and women) —those who refuse to believe in the Trinity of God (God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit) —revealed in the Bible, the Word of God.

If there is no belief in the Word of God, mankind could consider creation and all the “visible and invisible qualities” of life itself. Only a fool would believe that life as we know it began in a cesspool of muck eons ago. For a more rational and scientific explanation of God’s creative acts versus the evolutionary theories of Charles Darwin, visit www.creation.com.

Those who have tasted the living water, “…whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst,” John 4:13, truly will never thirst.  They will gladly lay down their life as witness to their newness of life (born again life) and as partakers of the fruits of the Spirit—the Spirit instilled in them with their acceptance of Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and with their crucifixion of their self-will.

Those who walk in the Spirit become Temples of God: “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God,” 1 Corinthians 7:19.  Also consider these words, “…You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in US, so that the world may believe that you sent me,” John17:21. On earth Holy Spirit filled believers are the body of Christ, the Church.  At the Rapture they become the Bride of Christ in His heavenly glory and will return with Him at His Second Coming. As the Body of Christ they are to administer to one another in brotherly love, and they are to do His will as the Spirit calls.

We all share the scares of life in the inner most parts of our souls.  The loneliness, hurts, regrets of life lived in the human nature are many and varied. Thus, In the flesh we have natural physical attractions and emotional human attachments: love, grief, pain, happiness and etc.  But, they are never satisfying.

When you walk in the Spirit of the born again life you will meet others who, like your, are indwelled by the Holy Spirit. You will meet them on “higher ground” in the new spiritual nature and not in the human nature that is prone to sin. To live in the Spirit within the body of Christ—His Church—with brothers and sisters in Christ is indescribable and addictive.  When you experience His Joy you are able to share your testimony of life, be nourished by likeminded believers and truly be equipped to minister to the elect and to unashamedly share the life changing Gospel Message of Jesus to those who come into your pathway.

There are many, so many, that remain lost in the “Cathedrals” of man-made buildings excluded from true worship by the blindness and bindings of cultural Christianity. If they could only accept the Truths, repent, and by faith believe in the Son of God, who is Jesus, life would be different and earth could become a more peaceful place as we wait upon the Lord’s Second Return.

May you in this Christmas Holiday Season give thanks to the Creator and sustainer of life.  Jesus gave His life for you.  Accept His Mercy and Grace and chose to live in the newness of life in the born again Spirit. Answer His call. You will never regret your decision.

Those are my thoughts for the day, what are yours?

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