Mercy4me73: the flesh comes first......then after were born from above we are in the spirit, i.e. walking in the spirit.... Alittle bit later he had this 2 say.... Mercy4me73: walking in the flesh........its walking in sin&the wages of sin is death.......but if we are born from above we are not walking in the flesh, but walking in the spirit,...and were not under the law, because we're upholding the law
We are not...supposed to walk in the flesh, but in the spirit in our decisions and way of life. Jesus should be master, not our fleshly thoughts and appetites. In the spirit, the laws of God are written on our hearts. Still we are flesh with flesh needs of food, clothing, loving one another, marriage.
"There is , there4, now no condemnation 2 them who are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit." Romans 8:1...
There is no condemnation in Christ, so we walk in his spirit.
Rom 8:12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
Rom 8:13 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.
Rom 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
If we are of God we will want to do those things that are eternal, but all fall at times, wrestling with the lusts of the flesh. Jesus keeps us.
I just hope the person who said that doesn't believe it's impossible 2 walk after the flesh just b/c U've accepted Jesus.... There's a choice....
I am sure he realizes this. But, we know what God wants and we do serve him.
My 2nd question comes from the comment:ShelteredbyGod: God does not see us as man or women....
NotAroomDlsruptr: including women
Cowboymusmin: amen sheltered
Superragman: all in Christ are being prepared as his Bride...He loves us and cherishes us
WILSWIFE18: ty sheltered
Superragman: has fellowship
Cowboymusmin: yes amen
Superragman: shares all things
ShelteredbyGod: we are spirit
U can tell Cowboymusmin agreed b/c he said amen & WILSWIFE was saying ty.... Do U believe God C us as man & woman?.... If God didn't C the difference, it would not matter who we married, nor would there be matriotical control in a Christian home.... There's a clear role 4 men & women of God & I believe HE Cs the difference or there would not be different roles, nor would man be held accountable the way he is 4 what goes on in his home.... The Word of God clearly seperates certain roles 4 man & woman of God.... There4 HE must C us in spirit, yet our spirit shows if we're man or woman.... That's why a sex change could never change a person, b/c spiritually they're what they was created 2 be.... Whether man or woman.... I don't believe 1 is greater than the other, yet I believe God Cs the difference.... I'm not trying 2 make things complicated but the only thing we have as absolute is Gods Word & small things like this allow people 2 twist Gods Word & they get confused & then confuse others.... Maybe I'm wrong, if so, please let me know.... May GOD BLESS U as U seek HIM 1st.... Adrian
In Christ Jesus, there is no difference. This is in the spiritual life from this time on.
Gal 3:27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
Gal 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
This does not refer to our physical natures. There are differences in body roles and roles of authority. Marriage is one man and one woman, The husband is the head of the household, even dying for the family if necessary. Wives are loved, husbands are given respect. We do not give license to fornication or homosexual behavior, for this are sin to God, plainly spoken of in the scriptures.
God sees us as his son, not male or female, Jew or Gentile. Yet he has given authority and responsibility to us based on gender.
Thanks for the questions, I am honored to be able to respond. Each must find truth using the Bible and His Spirit...Gary