9 However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him.10 If Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness. 11 But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.
As I type this devotional, I have a hard time teaching, cause I kept living by saying what the Apostle Paul said in ( Romans 7:15 ); I do not understand I do the very thing I hate to do. Then I know that within myself, I am still living by my flesh. So I have practiced what Paul says here in this passage, I need to surrender all of myself & let the Spirit of Christ live inside me. Most of you probably think I’m doing these devotional lessons for you, but I feel like the Lord, using what I know about scripture to teach myself, I need more of the Spirit of the Lord in me, to put to death my flesh desire to sin. Sometimes I think Jesus was speaking to me when he was asking His sleeping disciples to stay awake and pray.
Matthew 26:41 Keep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
To you all, I may seem wide awake in my Spirit, but I am just sleeping walking in my relationship with Lord. And with the way things are going with the current events, I can imagine, all of us brothers and sisters in the Spirit of Christ, we all need to wake up and pray more. Scripture says the end times will come upon like labor pains to a pregnant woman. All the believers, even non-believers, known of the Lord, have known, the Lord was coming. I hope and pray for myself, that I can be led more by the Spirit of the Lord, so that I can feel more of Him living in me & let others see Him in me also, cause I feel like a bad example recently. God bless you and please pray for me and I will pray for you.
Lamentations 1:20 “See, O Lord, for I am in distress; My spirit is greatly troubled; My heart is overturned within me, For I have been very rebellious. In the street the sword slays; In the house it is like death.
Good stuff. Thanks Sam!