Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.
Let us not become conceited, or provoke one another, or be jealous of one another.
Galatians 5:24-26 NLT
(Like movie “Weekend At Burnie’s” -don’t play & pretend & force dead body -inner man- to look & act like it is still alive.
Once The same Spirit, that raised Christ from the dead, comes into us we are regenerated.
We are possessed by His Spirit & have New Life now, dead to sin.)
SHORT CLIP FROM THE MOVIE “Weekend At Burnie’s”
(Explanation – rich guy dies, 2 men afraid they will get blame so do all they can to manipulate this dead body to convince everyone else he is still alive -how we, who are dead to sin, may try to bring back to life our old ways, play games with God, use His name in vein & to make ourselves look better. We can go along with what the world offers and become a slave to it & our own desires…rather than enjoy real freedom in Christ, enjoy life & give Him the glory for all the great things we can enjoy in this life without sin (pools, drink, food, games, boating, going to the ocean and enjoy the great outdoors).
That kind of “nature” is enjoyed more when we have a New Nature inside and we can know that heaven is going to be even more beautiful but we must
1.] Die spiritually (God’s will taking over our wil)
2.] Know that it is after that eventually we die physical but we enter into the “afterlife” as we call it, Heaven.
HERE IS ANOTHER THE MOVIE CLIP:
https://youtu.be/3xaxhTSkbz0 (This one may not play)
So, be alive to Christ & dead to yourself, don’t insist on your own ways, even if you know you’re living for God, be Christ-like, remembering He alone is the judge.
For this post I took part of the post:
“Why Are Some Christians such jerks”