I heard, “He has already given you the deliverance.”
Yes, Gleanings from the Book Of Galatians.
We saw in our last discussion, that there is a work in The Spirit, and there is a work in the flesh.
Then we hear;
“For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would,” Galatians 5:17.
Observe this statement carefully, “For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit….”
Now you may ask, what does it mean, ‘the flesh lusteth against The Spirit’?
This is it; our bodies are completely dead to God. When we were in Adam, sin killed our bodies. Hence, our bodies are not subject to The Will of God.
when we are saved, our salvation is complete in the Spirit, but not in our bodies, which is the reason we still sin.
Now that Christ is in us, though our mortal bodies are dead, there is a way out. The new and living way made available by The Spirit of Christ.
“And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness,” Romans 8:10.
There is no mercy in the The Law, it demands righteousness from our dead flesh. “What a demand!” you may say.
But is nothing good in the body? It is dead because of sin; so trusting in your ability, trusting in your strength to accomplish The Will of The father is a failure from the thought to the attempt. The flesh is dead… and at variance to God’s Will.
There is something interesting we hear from the above verse; “but The Spirit is Life…. because of Righteousness….”
The Life and Righteousness of The Spirit is our escape route. The part of us that is regenerated is the Spirit, the part of us that contains life is the Spirit, the part of us that is righteous is the Spirit.
So, if we must see the life of God manifesting in us, we must rest or look to or be led by the only part of us that is alive to God, The Spirit.
Which is the reason why we are told;
“But if ye be led of The Spirit, ye are not under The Law,” Galatians 5:18.
When we depend on The Spirit, our mortal bodies are quickened, the Life in The Spirit revitalizes our flesh, giving power to our bodies to attend to God’s Purposes.
This is why we cannot be sinless, sinless perfection is the idea of the devil. First, your body is already dead, it is to the degree that you depend on God that you can experience his life flowing through you.
We are daily dealing with a dead body, leaning on The Spirit to supply life to this body of sin.
Hence, we have failed, we do fail and shall fail as it is a practice, a journey until our Lord returns.
But there is now no condemnation to those that are led by The Spirit (Romans 8:1ff). We may not have arrived yet, But praise God! We have left.
We hear the apostle state above, “But if ye be led of The Spirit, ye are not under The Law…”
Being led by The Spirit is not a lifestyle of The Law. It is in contrast to living under The Law. Here, we are only practicing the allowing of our true natures, allowing of the righteous Spirit in us to manifest the life of God already in us.
We are not doing it to earn something, we are already born of the Spirit, born again righteous. T he Spirit of Righteousness in us is only expressing himself through us.
We are not seeking to be qualified, we are not living a beggarly lifestyle of trying to earn justification and blessings by the dead works of the flesh, No! We are aware, it is in our consciousness that we already have him in whom all things consist on our inside.
Therefore, we are only living our reality as sons born of The Spirit. Sons of freedom. Sons of the Living God.
In an encounter with The LORD, I saw a Child of God in a car. I knew immediately within, it was a vehicle of purpose. The door of the car was opened, so I leaned over to hear what The LORD was saying to this beloved one.
As I went close, I heard this concling statement, “Honor The LORD, for He has already given you the deliverance…”
When I heard this, the sense surrounding me was a tendency of hearts going cold to the faithfulness of God at the moment.
“Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son,” Colossians 1:12-13.
Then The LORD said, “My Child, honor your Father, keep giving thanks unto your Father, for I have already delivered you.
I have qualified you by the blood of My Son, made you fit to be a partaker of the inheritance I have reserved for My Children.
Even though you are living in the world, you are in Me, living in My Kingdom for it has come down to the earth.
My Child, do not let your heart become cold. You are not subject to the power of darkness, for I have already carried you out of failure, sickness, poverty and disease into The Kingdom of Light — The Kingdom of The Son of My Love . So honor your Father with praise.
Let your gratitude resonate with a giving of thanks unto your Father, for you are delivered! I have made you a partaker of the unsearchable inheritance in My Kingdom”
Blessings in Christ,
~ Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua
Living Hill Christian Church.
Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua is the founder and lead pastor of Living Hill Christian Church headquartered in Nigeria, which has a vision to restore the earth with the gospel of God’s grace. Called to be a pastor, he functions in the Healing/ Prophetic/ Teaching/ Music and Writing Ministries. He releases Prophetic Words to encourage the body of Christ on the Church’s blog.