Beloved, just as Messiah freed us from the yoke of the law (Galatians 5:1), we remain free by walking in the Spirit and by denying the desires of the flesh (Gal. 5:27-28; Titus 2:11-12). Along the journey we will discover that these two are in complete opposition to one another. Also know, when we stay in step with the Spirit we live above the law, not under it. This is also called “Love”. Amen!
Galatians 5:13-18 (TPT)
“13 Beloved ones, God has called us to live a life of freedom. But don’t view this wonderful freedom as an excuse to set up a base of operations in the natural realm. Constantly love each other and be committed to serve one another.
14 For all the law can be summarized in one grand statement:
“Demonstrate love to your neighbor, even as you care for and love yourself.”[a]
15 But if you continue to criticize and come against each other over minor issues, you’re acting like wild beasts trying to destroy one another![b]
The Holy Spirit, Our Victory
16 Let me emphasize this: As you yield to the dynamic life and power of the Holy Spirit, you will abandon the cravings of your self-life.[c] 17 When your self-life craves the things that offend the Holy Spirit you hinder him from living free within you! And the Holy Spirit’s intense cravings hinder your self-life from dominating you! So then, the two incompatible and conflicting forces within you are your self-life of the flesh and the new creation life of the Spirit.[d]
1 Corinthians 15:57-58 (TPT)~
“57 But we thank God for giving us the victory as conquerors through our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One. 58 So now, beloved ones, stand firm, stable, and enduring. Live your lives with an unshakable confidence. We know that we prosper and excel in every season by serving the Lord, because we are assured that our union with the Lord makes our labor productive with fruit that endures. “
Be Victorious In His Victory
Timothy S. Lewis