January 23, 2020
This message is the continuation of yesterday’s message.
4. In the spirit, God brings believers to experience the circumcision of flesh – there is an inclination of heart that the Holy Spirit wants to do in our lives
If we were slaved by sins, through the power of redemption of Jesus’ blood, we are set free from the bondage of sin. The purpose of the redemption is for our lives are owned by the truth! We are no longer slaves of sins but we are now ‘slaves of truth’. God brings us to have power to stop all the desires of the flesh that have been dictating our lives and resolutely deciding to step in the truth.
Colossians 2:11 (NKJV) In Him you were also circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ,
Through interaction with the Holy Spirit and His Word (in the spirit realm) we will find how God guides us to experience the change from the inclination of heart that we have. God remolds our existence and desires to more pursue what is right and what pleasing God’s heart. Living in obedience is no longer a struggle for believers because the source of life that we have is ‘switched’ from what initially originated form ourselves turns out to be from God alone.
The ‘satisfaction’ that we pursue in our lives naturally be switch – from being initially inclined to pursuing worldly or physical pleasure, so it starts to ‘lose its appetite’ for these worldly things. We begin to pursue things that are divine and indeed pleasing God’s heart.
The voice of conscience will play a role in ‘re-educating’ the areas of desire that we have in our daily lives. When we do not pay attention to the voice of our conscience, it will usually begin to appear ‘guilt’ in our hearts. But even though the ‘guilt’ that comes from our conscience is not from God, He will use that ‘guilt’ to retrain our hearts so that we can begin to enjoy and pursue the feeling of peace and even joy that overflows from within each time we live our daily lives in the obedience.
God does not stop only to redeem our lives from the power and bondage of sin but with patience He continues to ‘re-educate’, changing the inclination of our hearts so that with full willingness and joy, there is a decision that comes from within ourselves to step in the truth and to build our daily lives that please God! #ILoveGod
Ps. Steven Agustinus