Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Instructions for Righteous Living !!!

In the book of Galatians 5 from the beginning verse to the end, Apostle Paul encourages believers to hold firm their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ lest they fall back into temptation.

He enjoined us to stand fast in the true faith and not give opportunity to Mr. Flesh to thrive.  We are also advised to walk in the Spirit so as not to be fulfil the lust of the flesh(vs 16). The flesh and the spirit could be likened to a cat and a mouse- as we know both are eternal enemies.

He further listed the manifestation of the works of the flesh in verses 19-21, stating categorically that those who engage in such would not inherit the kingdom of God(i.e. make heaven).  The joy of every believer is to make heaven, hence any thing that could thwart that dream should be eliminated immediately. It is important to list out most of these acts as stated in Galatians 5:19-21KJV- Adultery, fornication, uncleanliness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revelings and such like.

Are you guilty of any of the above? It is not too late to quickly retrace your steps and call on God to have mercy on you. Tomorrow may be too late.

Interestingly, the Chapter did not just end there. There is always a special gift for any believer who does the will of God. Such individual would be assured of the fruits of the spirit which indeed birth many more abundant blessings. The fruits of the spirit are: love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance: against such there is no law(vs 22-23).

My dear friend kindly muse over this beautiful chapter and seize the opportunity to rededicate your life back to Jesus Christ. You can make this confession: Lord Jesus, I believe you are my Lord and Personal Saviour. I totally accept you today and I assure you that I would not go back to sin. Forgive me of my trespasses and have mercy on Me. Thank you Lord that I am now your son/daughter in Jesus name.

God bless you my friend. Please feel free to leave your comments/testimonies.

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