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Robert October 27, 2014 at 11:36 am

Great article Jack,
It always amazes me to hear about a professing Christian who could care less about reading God’s Word. I pray that more Christians would feel that hunger and thirst you mention in your article. We would probably be more prepared for what we face in life then. God bless you, brother Jack.
Yours in Christ,

Jack Wellman October 27, 2014 at 11:39 am

Thank you brother. It is always a joy hearing from you. I often fall short and maybe that’s the Enemy trying to keep me away from what I need the very most.

Felix Nnabugwu November 2, 2014 at 10:19 am

the articles are quite inspiring, please I need them accordingly

Kris November 2, 2014 at 4:08 pm

Jhn 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

Jhn 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Jhn 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

Rom 8:5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit

Gal 5:16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

Gal 6:8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

2Co 10:5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

1Co 2:13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

Jhn 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the WORDS that I speak unto you, THEY ARE SPIRIT, and they are life.

Col 3:16 Let the WORD of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

Jean April 18, 2016 at 10:21 am

Kris your post helped me today this world have a lot of trials tribulations . Im in good cheer that my lord and my saver overcome it .

Lisa PATMORE November 5, 2014 at 7:19 pm

Hi Ps Jack I commented in abiding by the vine post which I then came to here. So from what I read in the scripture versus you have shared does this mean when we have the Holy Spirit we are always walking in the Spirit? Because I am not sure from my own experiences. I believe we can have the Spirit but can still grieve the Spirit at some stage in our walk, when we choose to go our own way. When I’ve grieved the Lord I have found, the Spirit convicts me when I finally listen to that still small voice. So when conviction leads to repentance would this also be a fruit of the Spirit too?

Our biggest struggle is that though we walk in His Spirit and we read the word, understand it, embrace it by revelation, by conviction, or by faith that an a+b=? formula does not work alone, I believe it needs to be a change that takes place inside the heart that by a free will choice to want to overcome the flesh even if we have not been able to thus far. To even begin our walk in the Spirit and overcome the flesh because I understand its not what enters a man that defiles him but it is what comes out (the inside, the heart). Eze 36:26 I will give you a new heart and will put a new Spirit in you, I will remove you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. It is interesting that the new heart is flesh, this must have some significant meaning but I do not own a strongs concordance but why does He use the word flesh?

Thank You Lisa 🙂

Jack Wellman November 5, 2014 at 7:36 pm

Lisa, I believe Ezekiel uses the word “flesh” because it is more pliable and more open to accept change unlike a stony heart which is hard and impenetrable. I am not always able to walk in the Spirit, no, only Jesus Christ was able to do that. Yes, we can grieve the Spirit and we all have at one time or another. I know I have. Yes, I believe you are right…conviction leads to repentance and this is a sign that you are yielding to the Spirit and confessing sins when they happen. Yes, we can have the Spirit and still grieve Him but that is the life of a Christian. Amen to the change in the heart. I so agree.

John Arsenault March 13, 2018 at 12:28 pm

Hi Jack
I would agree with most of what you say. The only thing I would say is that we do not produce any fruit of the Spirit, rather, we bear the fruit of the Spirit. This fruit comes from the Holy Spirit within. If we are trying to produce anything it is only fleshly. We are to simply rest in Him. To walk after the Spirit or the flesh, the apostle Paul is talking about behavior. Being in the flesh or in the Spirit, Paul is talking about our identity. We were all born into this world in the flesh, and we were of the flesh being in Adam. But once we are born again we are now new creations in the Spirit. Praise God for what only He could do.

Jack Wellman March 13, 2018 at 12:38 pm

Excellent comment sir. I see your point and it is valid for sure. Thank you for your contribution. I like the “bearing” rather than producing. Good point Mr. Arsenault. I agree.

Chris Carrera October 24, 2015 at 11:51 pm

Very inspiring and truthful. The modern day evangelism has these teachings hidden and therefore whenever someone comes to us with the truth, we see it as a foreign sadly. God bless you!

Jean April 18, 2016 at 10:05 am

I thank the lord Jesus Christ for overcoming this sick world . Kris your post helped me today . When im battling with the flesh i look to God for help . As i was telling a co-worker of my about how i love the Lord she reply that she doesn’t believe on God she worshiped the moon God she eveenJean have a tattoo of the Moon on her on the back of her neck. From day one this girl always giving me hard time at this job . Yesterday i can sense the bad energy as i was working . People believing on using witch’Craft against others i had a night mare lastnight . I woke up today looking for the lord your post helped .

eumas.org May 27, 2016 at 2:55 am

I always believe in Jesus Christ. I pray everyday that he will give me strength that I can recover all my problems, and guide me always. Sometimes, when I’m down, I pray that he will comfort me. This article teaches us good things and I am thankful that you share it.

Paul July 7, 2017 at 11:53 am

Paul instructs believers we should live righteously, it is our reasonable service so that said it is possible we can live less then that life, but by growing in the grace of god we can live this life that god desires of us. But let’s make one thing clear, you cannot ever lose your salvation once your born again!

Jack Wellman July 7, 2017 at 2:01 pm

Thank you Paul. Well said sir.

Thomas Nganga May 1, 2018 at 9:09 am

Thanks you have blessed my soul

laycistercians August 31, 2020 at 2:33 am

“For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” Galatians 5:17-23

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