SUNDAY SERMON FROM THE QOHELETH
ARE YOU OF THE FLESH OR OF THE SPIRIT?
Before our lord Jesus Chris left the world, he promised to send the Spirit of Truth. Such Spirit will guide us into all truth. (Jn 16:12-15). Today, the faithful all over the world celebrate the Holy Spirit. The Spirit we celebrate today is the new law for those who believe. Those who believe live by the spirit and not by the flesh. You cannot be a true Christian and still operate by the flesh. They are two parallel lines. If you walk by the spirit, you will no longer gratify the desires of the flesh.
For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. The acts of the flesh are obvious: (Emphasis mine)
IMPURITY AND DEBAUCHERY
IDOLATRY AND WITCHCRAFT
FITS OF RAGE
FACTIONS AND ENVY
ORGIES and the like.
Those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is: (Emphasis mine)
Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. (Gal 5:16-25)
I pray that the Spirit of God will continue to guide us to the truth which will save our country from all challenges leading us to the real life prepared for us through Christ our Lord. Do have a wonderful Pentecost Sunday.