Although I have read this scripture many times before, it wasn't until the other day that the Holy Spirit revealed its relevance to a former situation I was in. I've shared my testimony before but in case you haven't heard it you can watch the video at the bottom of my "About" page. I explained how I was in an abusive relationship a little over 5 years ago, but what I don't get to share in that video is something that happened at the end of that relationship....
Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, "Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee." (John 5:14 KJV)
"So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh." - Galatians 5:16
Please read Galatians 5:16-26 for the full context:
"Walking in the bible not only refers to moving along on foot. It's a figure of speech that refers to our behavior, conduct, and course of life. It refers to how we observe the laws or customs. It ultimately refers to our lifestyle.
"Later, when Peter came to Antioch, I had a face-to-face confrontation with him because he was clearly out of line. Here’s the situation. Earlier, before certain persons had come from James, Peter regularly ate with the non-Jews. But when that conservative group came from Jerusalem, he cautiously pulled back and put as much distance as he could manage between himself and his non-Jewish friends. That’s how fearful he was of the conservative Jewish clique that’s been pushing the old system of circumcision. Unfortunately, the rest of the Jews in the Antioch church joined in that hypocrisy so that even Barnabas was swept along in the charade. But when I saw that they were not maintaining a steady, straight course according to the Message, I spoke up to Peter in front of them all: 'If you, a Jew, live like a non-Jew when you’re not being observed by the watchdogs from Jerusalem, what right do you have to require non-Jews to conform to Jewish customs just to make a favorable impression on your old Jerusalem cronies?'” Galatians 2:11-14 MSG
WOW!! Galatians 2:11-21 is a passage I can truly appreciate.
PLEASE READ FIRST : Ephesians 6:10-18 -- Spiritual Warfare of believers
We have all probably read this scripture a thousand times, right? Good, because I’m not going to be breaking down this passage....
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