Good and bad
Heads and Tails
Up and Down
Before and After
First and Last
Spiritual and Carnal…
ALL EXPRESSIONS OF DUALITY
Within each person is the ability to be ruled from two different directions. The draw yo either side is very strong. The outcome is very much within our control. Because of that; God holds us responsible.
Everybody is two-faced; but I don’t mean that in a bad way. All humans have two sides. Each person gets to choose which nature is important to them. We all have a carnal (or fleshly nature). We all have a spiritual side. Ever wonder why most people are greatly touched by an inspirational song or message? That’s because it promotes the spiritual side to alertness.
We are all speaking spirits; but since most people aren’t aware of this they suppress it. A lot of times, in church I see people running down front to join or I see them crying. That’s the spiritual side bursting through. Sometimes, when people pray they are greatly moved emotionally…yes, the spiritual side is moved.
Have you ever seen someone lose their temper and blow their cork? Yes, well that’s not the spiritual side. That’s the flesh.
The bible gives us a wonderful list of the “fruit” of the spirit. Of course, the carnal side is the opposite.
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.” (Galatians 5:22)
” We ask God to direct our lives. He generates the fruit. And people around us harvest the benefits.
God wants to be our leverage in living, empowering us to feel better about ourselves, more excited about our future, more grateful for those we love and more enthusiastic about our faith.
If you are a believer in Jesus Christ, God has given you His Holy Spirit to help you live life according to His perfect plan. Why not pray this simple prayer and by faith invite Him to fill you with His Spirit.” Jennifer Apegg