Walk In The Spirit Not In The Flesh

Prayer: Lord I come this morning with thanksgiving, honor, glory, and praise to you for keeping me over these years even when I wasn’t walking in your presence as I should have. Lord thank you for allowing me to change my walk in life. Thank you for making me a new creation in Christ Jesus. Thank you for the changing of my mind, heart, and soul. Thank you, Father God, for my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ which have forgiven me and given me the desire to walk after the Spirit and not the flesh. I will forever give You the Honor, Glory, and Praise in Jesus’s name. Amen

         I was watching Minister Tony Evan this morning and his sermon was on “Reversing Generational Consequences”. He explained that the DNA of the children was from the father, mother, parent of the child. He spoke Scripturally from the Book of Ezekiel, especially the 18th Chapter. This chapter dealt with the people of Israel and their walk in the statutes, commandments, and judgments of
God or the lack thereof. It talked about the sins of the father and whether the son was accountable for the sins of what the father did. “Reversing Generational Consequences”.

         I remember growing up in a single mom home. Just to be clear, my mom was married and stayed married, even though my father wasn’t in the home. They were young parents as often the case. The challenges my mom endured would sometimes get the best of her emotionally. She would become upset with our behaviors and decry, “You all will or going to be just like your daddy”.

         Well you see, my father was young and often lost his way as what it took to be a parent, even to be a man. He worked (sometimes), he drank and smoked (often) times, and disappointed my mom a lot of the time. He didn’t have the resources to provide for his three sons, little to no money, no car to visit, no home to bring them to visit. What he did have was a lot of empty promises. I remember one of the most painful moments in my mom’s life was one Christmas, my mom was going to get a bike for my youngest brother and my father was to get the bikes for my other brother and myself. Christmas morning came around, there was only one bike in the house and it was the one my mom purchased, she wept sorely.

         As an adolescent, during times of challenges of my mom, I can still remember her words, “You all will or going to be just like your daddy”. But I was determined to prove her wrong. I was not going to endure the generational consequences of my father or even my mother, so coming into my last year of
high school I enlisted into the US Army and after I graduated, I joined. Both my parents smoked at the time, of course, my dad was a heavy drinker and my mom socially. Even though I did neither, as most young men at the age of 17 and 18, my sins were just as bad as theirs. Being a part of an institution like the military, I used profanity, committed fornication, lusted, and had ungodly thoughts. Sin is
sin no matter what form it comes in, whether physical or mental.

         Thank God for grace and mercy which followed me all those days when I walked in the flesh. Back in the day, when I was in Army, we use to say metaphorically, “I’m in the War”, but spiritually I was in the war, “A war of the mind”. This war was my actions, thoughts, ideas, and suggestions. Then one day, I yield to the Spirit of God and not to the flesh of myself. Roman 8 declares, There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 2  For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. Galatians 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: Say no one that he or she is cursed or under a
generational cursed, not so. Brother and Sister every day the flesh and Spirit are at war, therefore our walk should be spiritual.

         There is a battle of the mind, When it comes to the enemy, Ephesians 6:12 states, For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. What prevails in the mind, the flesh will follow. So all the thoughts, ideas, and suggestions that the world puts in your head, remember, 1 John 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world. So put on the whole armor of God, having the truth, having righteousness, having the gospel of peace, taking faith, and take the Word of God as you walk your Christian journey. No one can give you or curse you, except you. Life and death lie in not the generational curse but the power of your tongue. Your tongue which speaketh blessings and curses, so, put a watch over your mouth. Be careful what you speak into the atmosphere.

Beloved, now unto to him who is able to keep you from falling, and to present
you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only
wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and
ever. Amen.

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