Gal 3:3 Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh?
God in Christ Jesus through the Holy Spirit asking us this question today. You who have born in the Spirit why are you walking in flesh? It is like those who born in a Christian family, lives like pagans. This is what is happening in many believers life. We begin the race well but soon hop on to the lifestyle of the people in the world like how we are born of the flesh again. Born again in the Spirit is nullified by being born to the flesh. Why? Is the born again Spirit filled life is not enough for you? Or was it not entertaining to your itching ears and lustful eyes? What is lacking in your Spirit filled life that you went seeking the life of the world? Something was missing in your Spirit filled life and that is why you went to live the other lifestyle. You painted the flesh with the born again name and still live with the lump of flesh underneath like an under baked bread. Why are you living with two opinions? The lifestyle that we live today is an adulterated lifestyle and thus the quality of our faith. So we see many suffering without any real persecution. The persecution that many churches face today is from flesh. When we are not able to withstand the persecution of the flesh, how can we endure the persecution from Anti-Christ dominions and principalities and powers of darkness? Jer 12:5 “If you have run with the footmen, and they have wearied you, Then how can you contend with horses? And if in the land of peace, In which you trusted, they wearied you, Then how will you do in the floodplain of the Jordan?
As James 1:8 says double minded man is unstable in all his ways. So instead of unstable in your life, just chose one life and live to its fullness. If you want to live the worldly life live to its fullness and don’t say I am a born again Christian. If you want to live the Spirit filled life and then live to see the fullness of Christ in your life. So choose wisely which one you would like to live. Do not live a warm life that is neither hot nor cold.
Very few who began the life in the Spirit will complete the life in Spirit. So ask God to eliminate the world from your lifestyle and bring in godly lifestyle in your life. I am not talking about external lifestyle of godliness but internal life of godliness which is displayed outside as a character of Jesus Christ.