Wednesday, August 14, 2013

DAY 213 - Your Choice: The Flesh Or The Spirit

**NEW link for the  14th: 13th 100 days 24 hours prayer campaign (We are going to use this 13th list leads up to the 14th. 13th from March 15 to June 22, 2013. 14th from June 22 to August 31, 2013)

Update  for Leslie Sunday July 29, 2013:
Wow! Leslie came to our 11a.m. service yesterday and received communion. He could eat the communion bread! He can start eating now! Praise the Lord! Thanks for your prayers! God is so, so real! Jesus is Lord!
There will be a thanksgiving gathering at Richmond Emmanuel Church on his birthday, August 23, 6p.m. to 7p.m. All are welcome!

Golden Verse 金句

For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.              Romans 8:5

因 為 隨 從 肉 體 的 人 體 貼 肉 體 的 事 , 隨 從 聖 靈 的 人 體 貼 聖 靈 的 事 。
                                                                        使徒行傳  8:5

Today's Reading: Romans 8:1-17

Please read Romans 8:1-17 and listen to what the Lord Jesus Christ would like to tell you before reading my Spiritual Journal below. If you would like to learn a simple and good way of Daily Devotion method please read my “Count Down 5” from my Devotion on Fire blog:

You may click this link directly for the method: Subject Shifting Devotion.pdf
You may begin with a song to praise the Lord and complete you devotion by singing another praise song.

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Chinese praise song -
祢讓我生命改變 You Transform My Life

Please click the links to Romans 8:1-17
     What I got from Jesus is: Your choice: the flesh or the Spirit

     What I received from Jesus today is another reality check-up of whether we are following the flesh or the Holy Spirit. From verse 9 to 13 there are five conditional sentences starting with the word "if":
- if the Spirit of God dwells in you
- if Christ is in you
- if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you
- if you live according to the flesh
- if by the Spirit

     We all know the answer, following the flesh is death and following the Spirit is life. Yes, we know. But, we always makes wrong choices! Why?

     You know why, right? The call of the flesh is always louder and more effective than the Holy Spirit because we are not in Christ. If we are really in Christ, everything will be very, very different. 

     The conditional sentences are to help us to make it a realty:
Yes, the Spirit of God dwells in me
Yes, Christ is in me
Yes, the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in me
No, we do not live according to the flesh
Yes, by the Spirit we put to death the deeds of the body

We live, we live, we live!!!

Jesus needs your clear and decisive choice: choose the Spirit, not the flesh!
Dear Lord Jesus,
Help us to make the right choice not to choose the flesh but to follow you and to be filled by the Holy Spirit each day. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

You may choose to follow my other daily blog: 

Discipler123(Daily Devotion, with English and Cantonese podcast)

This blog: Daily Devotion on Fire 2(One year New Testament): 

Daily Devotion on Fire(3 years and 3 months plan, one chapter a day to finish reading the whole Bible): 

Break.Build(40 days daily devotion- First Baby Step for new Christians, with English and Cantonese podcast):

Emmanuel330 (40 weeks First Step Bible Study, with English and Cantonese podcast): 

Bible in One Year blog by Rev. Nicky Gumbel

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