Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Romans 8:12-17 Led by the Spirit

KEY TEXT: Rom 8:13-16 For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, "Abba! Father!" 

KEY THOT: In the NT, the Spirit is our inward law, and so when we walk by the Spirit, we put to death the sinful deeds of the flesh. Furthermore, only those who are led by the Spirit and walk by the Spirit are true sons and daughters of God. Otherwise, we are slaves, not sons. It is the Holy Spirit who enables us to have an intimate relationship with God as “Abba Father!”

I know that as long as I obey the Spirit, I will have victory over my sinful nature and my relationship with God as Abba Father will deepen. I can’t have life nor ministry apart from the Holy Spirit. The ministry of the Spirit is the key to my life and ministry.

Abba Father! I thank You that through Your Spirit, Your love has been poured into our hearts so that we might know the love of God in our innermost being. For apart from Your Spirit, I would not have known Christ nor You as my Abba. Amen.

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