Wednesday, 26 May 2021
“I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.” – John 14:18
I’ve always wondered what the purpose of temptation was and why we still have fleshly desires even after being born again, to a point where I’d even say “maybe I’m not born-again”. I quickly learned that Christianity is not about behavior modification but a life surrendered to the Holy Spirit. “If the Spirit is the source of our life, we must also allow the Spirit to direct every aspect of our lives. So may we never be arrogant, or look down on another, for each of us is an original. We must forsake all jealousy that diminishes the value of others.” Galatians 5:25-26 TPT. The secret is for us to walk by the Spirit and to allow Him to lead, direct and guide us, this will save us from walking in the flesh where there is only destruction.
Jesus tells us that He is the vine and we are the branches, that if we abide in Him and He in us, we will bear much fruit then He says that without Him, we can do nothing (John 15:5). He didn’t leave us orphans and without help, He sent us His Spirit to be one with our Spirit, our part is to walk in obedience. To walk in the Spirit is to walk in obedience. He is the same Holy Spirit who works in us both to will and to do for His good pleasure (Philippians 2:13).
“We can all draw close to him with the veil removed from our faces. And with no veil we all become like mirrors who brightly reflect the glory of the Lord Jesus. We are being transfigured into his very image as we move from one brighter level of glory to another. And this glorious transfiguration comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” 2 Corinthians 3:18 TPT. The LORD is the Spirit, and He’s transforming us into His image as we walk in obedience and submission to Him, we haven’t been left orphans.
Christianity is not about behavior modification but a life surrendered to the Holy Spirit