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For we know that the law is spiritual; but I am carnal (fleshly), sold under sin – Romans 7:14.

The law is spiritual; it has the characteristics of the Spirit and is consistent with the character of God. Because everyone was born into a world of sin, we each have trouble in our Christian walk until we’re rooted and grounded in God and in His Word.

Christianity is not a formula; it’s a heart matter; when the heart has truly been regenerated, the less the Christian will have trouble in their fleshly desires. Satan tries to influence every Christian, whether young, middle age, or old, all he wants is for you to sin against God.

The older generation of the Israelites didn’t enter the promised land because of disobedience and carnality. God brought them out of bondage from Pharaoh, and every time things didn’t go their way, they complained about not being in Egypt; they wanted to return to being in bondage. As Christians, we can see the world as a type of Egypt, the god of this world has people in bondage; some are non-Christians, and some are Christians because they want to serve God, but they also want to dip and dab in the things of the world.

Israel had been enslaved in Egypt for four hundred and thirty years. They learned the customs of the Egyptians that were an abomination to God (After the doings of the land of Egypt, wherein ye dwelt, shall ye not do: and after the doings of the land of Canaan, whither I bring you, shall ye not do; neither shall ye walk in their ordinances – Leviticus 18:3). The Israelites were to be a holy nation, they were to make a difference between clean and unclean godly and ungodly.

Just as the Israelites were a chosen people of God, Christians were chosen by God to be His people and to make a difference between godly and ungodly. Jesus didn’t die for Christians to continue to practice sin (What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? God forbid, How shall we that are dead to sin live any longer therein – Romans 6:1).

Christians look like the world and act like it, and they have no effect on the world because some have become as they are. Some Christians want to worship God on Sunday and Monday through Saturday; their lifestyle is that of the world. There should be a difference between Christians and non-believers. How can one minister to the world when they are doing the same thing the non-believer is doing?

Worship is not a Sunday thing; worship is a lifestyle (I Beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service – Romans 12:1). Holiness means you have been set apart from the world, your actions are not that of the world. You must be holy to the Lord, spirit, soul, and body.

Some single Christians are just as sexually active as non-believers. Some are married and sexually active with someone other than their spouse. Some are even sexually active with the same sex and call themselves Christians. This is why the Bible states the judgment of God is going to start first at the church (For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begins at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God – 1st Peter 4:17)?

Sexual activity is not the only sin; sisters and brothers aren’t loving as Jesus has instructed them to love; how can one say they love God but hate their spiritual sister or brother? Why are jealousy and envy in the household of faith?

God has given instructions on how He wants His people to live, and when we live any other way, the judgment of God will come upon us. The wages of sin is death, what is sin, the opposite of what the Bible has instructed us to live.

What was the purpose of Jesus dying if we can continue practicing sin? When one has truly been saved, God empowers them to live a godly life through His Son (Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust – 2nd Peter 1:4).

Divine nature is the characteristic of the Father, and He has given it to His people to live a godly lifestyle. God has not asked us to do something that He has not empowered us to do. If Christ really lives in our hearts, then we can worship God in Spirit and in truth (Ye, also as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ – 1st Peter 2:5).

If one has truly accepted Jesus, they will no longer live the lifestyle they were living before accepting salvation (Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature, old things are passed away, behold, all things are become new – 2nd Corinthians 5:17). The Bible was not created for the non-believer, but for the believer to guide their lifestyle by. Professing Christians enter hell just like non-believers when they reject God’s instructions.

Jesus will return soon or death, whichever one comes first; you need to be ready; if not, you will find yourselves being judged by an angry God, entering a hell where there is no exit! Carnality is bondage, and you can be free from the bondage of sin when you repent and ask God to forgive you and save you through His Son (That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth, confession is made unto salvation – Romans 10:9-10).

The God we serve is holy, and He has instructed His people to be as He is. We can’t be the disciples of Jesus unless we’re committed to His Word (Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on Him, If ye continue in My word, then are ye my disciples indeed – John 8:31). Christians are the spiritual Jews (But he is a Jew which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; who praise is not of men, but of God – Romans 2:29).

Jesus is returning for His church that does not have a wrinkle, blemish, or a spot, and we can do that through His Spirit in sanctification. Sanctification is not a denomination but a lifestyle.

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