If you are born again you are redeemed from the sin that was sending you to hell. If you sin after your new birth God will forgive you when you repent. The Master has put us into a very blessed life, a life where the devil cannot obstruct our covenant with our Lord. When we were born again our spirit was totally changed but our flesh is still susceptible to the lusts of this world. The Apostle Paul says he works at keeping his flesh under the jurisdiction of his power and the power of God. A born again believer has been empowered to resist the devil and submit his flesh to the Word of God.
Hebrews 6:1 Let us go on to perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and faith toward God.
Evidently the Hebrews had yet to get the revelation of repentance for their past life deeds. If we remain connected to our former life, to all the evil things we have done, we will never connect with Jesus. The Lord wants to have a close, personal relationship with us but in order to do that He had to wipe out all our sins. The righteous cannot be in covenant to the unrighteous. So, He dies to blot out all of our sins and the ones we would commit.
Hebrews 4:16 Let us come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
We are saved by grace and we maintain our salvation with grace. Born again believers have a standing invitation to come and meet Jesus at His throne whenever they want help.
The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.
From the day of our new birth we are willing to follow Jesus, but our flesh does not share our zeal. The Bible says the flesh is weak, it does not want what the spirit of a man wants. So, the flesh resists living for God and in the beginning it is strong in its resistance. But if the spirit man continues to feed on the Word of God he will put his flesh under his dominion. Our flesh is fearful because it is asked to believe things it cannot see, hear or touch, it must be led to trust the spirit. The flesh is in the habit of surrendering to the lusts of the world, it’s all it has ever known and now it is being led to a new and living way.
Galatians 5:13 Brothers, you have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh but by love serve one another.
When we were born again we were made free, we can make our own decisions now. Paul warns us to avoid the lusts of our flesh when we freely make our decisions. The flesh is selfish, it wants to appease only itself. But now the spirit is told to love others by serving them, the flesh opposes helping others, it wants to be served and catered to. We are a very unique being but God fully understands how we function. Our spirit knows what is best but our soul and flesh team up to challenge the spirit. Our spirit has all the power, it just needs to hold fast to the confessions of faith.
The devil is a thief,
he has come to kill, destroy, and steal.
The devil has a word,
but my Lord has the final Word.
I choose to ignore the devil,
I don’t believe what he says.
I love the Word of my Lord,
He speaks only the truth.
His Name is greater than the thief, so I will be blessed.
YEAR OF THE LOCAL CHURCH
PRAYERS FOR OUR NATION
Protection for: People who are innocently being lured to America with false promises from our leadership. Lord, protect those people especially the children. Protect them and our nation from the flood of drugs, cartels, terrorists, traffickers and all the diseases that now have access to our cities and citizens. Post angels along our southern border. Expose the evil. Praying for our law officials and National Guard on the front lines. Give them protection and wisdom.
We pray in agreement with your Word: Luke 8:17 “Nothing is secret that will not be revealed, nor anything hidden that will not be known and come to light”. Truth cannot be hidden. The truth sets us free. Jesus is the Way, Truth and Light! Give the Righteous leaders boldness, wisdom and strength as they fight on the front lines. Give them every tool they need to carry out your will Father. Every person who is in a place of authority that does not have a legal “God right” to be there will be transformed or removed.
ALL LEGAL MATTERS: We pray for those legally gathering up and exposing the enemy’s lies. Protection for them and their families. All cover-ups and deeds done in darkness against the United States of America will have complete exposure. God’s plans and purpose for America will prevail.