FOR I KNOW THAT IN ME (THAT IS, IN MY FLESH,) DWELLETH NO GOOD THING: FOR TO WILL IS PRESENT WITH ME; BUT HOW TO PERFORM THAT WHICH IS GOOD I FIND NOT
If you have come to the place where you realize that you have the desire to do what is good, but no power to carry it out…BE BLESSED!
If you have come to the place where you realize that you have a nature in which nothing good lives…BE BLESSED!
If you have come to the place where you realize that you have failed to practice the good deeds you desired to do, but the evil deeds you did not want to do were what you accomplished…BE BLESSED!
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]
(Romans 8:2-3 AMP).
You are blessed because you have come to an important place in your life—the place where you realize that you have a nature in you that functions without the Holy Spirit. You have come to realize that you need a new nature—a nature that functions within the Holy Spirit. You finally understand that you need THE LAW OF THE SPIRIT to save you from the LAW OF SIN AND DEATH.
NO ONE WHO IS BORN OF GOD WILL CONTINUE TO SIN, BECAUSE GOD’S SEED REMAINS IN THEM; THEY CANNOT GO ON SINNING, BECAUSE THEY HAVE BEEN BORN OF GOD
(1 John 3:9).
Do not despair. The Lord Jesus is offering you His Nature this Christmas season—the Nature that functions within the Holy Spirit. Ask Him, in faith, to exchange your nature that functions without the Holy Spirit for His. Then, watch Him perform the good deeds you so desire to do and shun the evil deeds you never wanted to do in the first place.
How would you like to take advantage of the Law of the Spirit?
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, I have the will to do what is good, but no power to carry it out. I have come to the place in my life where I want something new—Someone New—to live in me in the place of my nature without the Holy Spirit. I invite You, this season, to be that Someone for me, in me, and through me.
Maintain an Awareness
This must be the hardest of all lessons to learn: to keep our eyes on the Eternal God during difficult circumstances, and trust that His everlasting arms are underneath us, holding us and keeping us safe.