The lifelong struggle!
For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set
on the Spirit is life and peace. Rom. 8:6
This is not the same as that the flesh
desires death like a suicide does, because then most people would step
back and seek salvation from it - but it seeks,
and shows what is leading to death for us, in a wonderful light! It
makes it desirable to us, and without risk.
The thing that in reality is the deadly with
the mind set on the flesh
is, that it desires the life away from God. It
seeks all other things than the Savior - yes, has a hostile
attitude towards Him and His way, and desires what is of this world.
But the mind set on the Spirit
on the contrary, is life and peace! You see, that these two,
flesh and Spirit, draws in two
completely different directions, and there is absolutely no harmony, no
place where they agree!
But then, what does it mean that the mind set on the Spirit is life
and peace? Jesus is revealing that to us, as He calls attention to the
Spirits foremost task here on earth: «He (the
Spirit) will glorify Me, for He will take of Mine and will disclose it
to you.» (John 16:14)
He leads us to, and glorifies Him who
are life and peace! - He who are our life and our
peace! - This is what the Spirit desires! So lay your life in His hand
today, with confidence! You cannot find the way to a true
relationship to, and a right understanding of Jesus and His work. - You
cannot think, speculate and understand yourself unto Him, but you can
ask Him that the mind set on the Spirit must win! That is why He has
come - to give you what you never can reach by your own help and power!
It is the case when a human being is meeting Jesus for the first
time, and it is the case when it comes to being kept with Him. It
becomes a lifelong struggle between these two desires - that we must
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