Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. 6 The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. 7 The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. 8 Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God.hose who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. 6 The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. 7 The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. 8 Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God.
When we accept Jesus as our personal Savour and Master of our life, all his life becomes our life, his Words become our Words, his body becomes our body, his business becomes our business, his people become our people, his teachings become our life.
The Salvation experience is a transforming experience, transforming from Sinful nature to Jesus nature. When we are transformed in Jesus, we receive the Holyspirit. This is a one activity. A person who receive Jesus , experiences the presence of Holyspirit in a very personal way.The main signs of Holyspirit are Fruites and gifts of the Holyspirit. Holyspirit prompts a transformed person to love and forgive, if that person intends to do Evil, the Holyspirit redirects that person to do good. When we were in Sinful nature, this was the opposite, the Sin was making us to do Evil but after we receive Jesus, the Holyspirit nature makes us to do good and refrain from Evil.
If a person say I have received Jesus but still lives in sinful nature , then there is a doubt on his Salvation.If our acceptance of Jesus not in it’s fullness and if we compromise in our life by not surrendering our life fully, then we are standing in two boats. This is not a transformation or Salvation or Redemotion of our Sinful nature.Many Christians think , if they are Baptised, they are saved but live in Sin. This kind of life is Sacrileges in the Eyes of Jesus. It is like , day time we are with Jesus and night time with Satan. A person who is in Sin , God’s Spirit can not live in him.
A transformed person surrenders his life to Jesus and lives in faith , love and hope. These are purely gifts of the Holyspirit. If a person does not surrender to Jesus completely , he never can have the feel of the Holyspirit in his entire life. Christian Baptism bestows us the Grace of Christ to receive him but it is our response in faith to receive him and filled with the Holyspirit. If we do not respond to this invitation , all other Sacraments become meaningless because we are still in the Sinful nature.
Church gives us Sacraments of iniciation Baptism, Reconciliation and Conformation. These Sacraments must transform a person in to personal faith in Jesus and be filled with the Holyspirit but how many Christians have experienced Jesus in a personal way and transformed by the Holyspirit.
A true transformed Christian can not be Angry, Jealous,Proud,Lustful,Lazy ,greedy for materialism,Glutton,drunkard,impatient or selfish and unforgiving but have the qualities of the Holyspirit Love, Joy, Peace, meekness,Kindness and selfcontrol. It is time to reflect..AM I SAVED…