Christians, Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.
Just like in the old 80’s movie called “Weekend At Burnie’s” -we may find ourselves playing around, pretend & force a dead body -our inner man- to look & act like it is still alive; however, 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.
Here is a SHORT CLIP FROM THE MOVIE “Weekend At Burnie’s”:
Explanation – If you haven’t seen it, the movie is about this rich guy (Burnie) who dies. 2 men, who want to enjoy the luxuries this guy possessed and who are afraid they will get blamed, do all they can do to manipulate this dead body, trying to convince everyone else he is still alive.
Oh how we, who are dead to sin, may try to bring back to life our old ways, play games with God and other, use His name in vein, & try 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” (surroundings) are enjoyed even more when we have a New Nature inside and we can know that heaven is going to be even more beautiful than anything in this world; the condition is,
We must Die spiritually(God’s will taking over our will).
Eventually, when we die physical, we enter into the “afterlife” as we call it, Heaven, but the Spiritual death to our sinful nature must come first.
So, be alive to Christ & dead to yourself, don’t insist on your own ways, be Christ-like, remembering He alone is the judge.
2 Corinthians 5:17-20 Anyone who is joined to Christ is a new being; the old is gone, the new has come. All this is done by God, who through Christ changed us from enemies into his friends and gave us the task of making others his friends also. Our message is that God was making all human beings his friends through Christ. God did not keep an account of their sins, and he has given us the message which tells how he makes them his friends. Here we are, then, speaking for Christ, as though God himself were making his appeal through us. We plead on Christ’s behalf: let God change you from enemies into his friends!
2 Corinthians 5:17-20 GNTD
For Christ’s sake, alive inside,
For this post I took part of the post:
“Why Are Some Christians such jerks”
Check out Without Him We Can Do Nothing (from the Never Say Die Album Version) by Petra:
Song also available on Amazon Music:
The very first line of the song, “Without Him We Can Do Nothing” by Petra sings, “…How can? How can we who are dead to sin live any longer there in?”
Song, “Praise Ye The Lord”, by Petra:
Song, “Killing My Old Man”, by Petra:
Let us not become conceited, or provoke one another, or be jealous of one another.
Galatians 5:24-26 NLT