Scared Carnal 3

13 Aug

You may have thought about the last post (and this is paraphrased from Andrew Murray),

“I would love to have sin taken away.  Who loves to have a hasty temper?  Who loves to have a proud disposition?  Who loves to have a worldly heart?  No one.  I go to Christ to take it away and he does not do it; we ask, “Why will he not do it?  I have prayed very earnestly.”  It is because you wanted Him to take away the ugly fruits while the poisonous root  was to stay in you.  You did not ask Him that the flesh should be nailed to His cross, and that you should henceforth give up self entirely to the power of His Spirit.”

We’re like children weeding who pull out the dandelion without dealing with the dandelion root.  We have done absolutely nothing to stop the growth of dandelions!

For the law of the Spirit of life [which is] in Christ Jesus [the law of our new being] has freed me from the law of sin and of death. For God has done what the Law could not do, [its power] being weakened by the flesh the entire nature of man without the Holy Spirit]. Sending His own Son in the guise of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, [God] condemned sin in the flesh [subdued, overcame, deprived it of its power over all who accept that sacrifice] so that the righteous and just requirement of the Law might be fully met in us who live and move not in the ways of the flesh but in the ways of the Spirit [our lives governed not by the standards and according to the dictates of the flesh, but controlled by the Holy Spirit].  Romans 8:2-4


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