September 15, 2018
It turns out, many believers are still being undermined and gnawed by the spirit of death. Their life is full of conflict, struggle, pressure, or sicknesses. Their life becomes fragile and far from the reality of the Kingdom of Heaven. In the end, they even struggle to follow God’s movement and choose to stop following Holy Spirit’s guidance to walk in His ways.
This is caused by their decision to keep wearing and associating themselves with material and external things! It results in a ‘clash’ between Holy Spirit’s interest and the desires of self. This gives space for the spirit of death to chain the believers in the cycle of defeat!
However, if we consistently build our determination to only put on the divine things – living solely from the work of the Word & Spirit – we could conquer every work of death just like that. For death has been made powerless by Christ. It’s just about our decision. Do we want to live in Christ as a New Creation? If we set ourselves to associate with the work of the Word & Spirit, automatically, the spirit of death won’t dare to approach us!
1 Corinthians 15:53-57 (NASB) For this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality. But when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, “Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law; but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
The problem is, how determined are we to always associate with the work of His Word and Spirit? This question must always be used to test and evaluate ourselves. Because as New Creations, we truly must associate with the work of the Word and Spirit alone! Outside of it, our life will be filled with pressure and distress! It is our duty to keep ensuring that our heart is not disturbed by whatever situation or condition.
If something is trying to disturb our heart, emotion, health, family, etc, let’s rise in Spirit power and put on the divinity of God. Pray in tongues to such an extent and always declare the word! Quickly check every conviction, heart attitude, and lifestyle that are not in alignment with the truth! Then change!
Put on the Word and the work of His Spirit! Do this until our spirit is fully blazing!
Make sure that our life keeps shining the life of His Spirit! For death could only be removed when divine life is flowing!
This morning, Holy Spirit reminded me once again to always flow the divine life from my heart. I must focus to guard and maintain the flow!
Proverbs 4:23 (NASB) Watch over your heart with all diligence, for out of it flow the springs of life.
Ps. Steven Agustinus