Open Heaven 6 August 2023 Sunday – Your Spiritual Capacity II

Open Heaven 6 August 2023 Sunday – Your Spiritual Capacity II

MEMORISE:  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

READ: Romans 8:1-13 Open Heaven 6 August 2023

1 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who don’t walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. 

2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus made me free from the law of sin and of death. 

3 For what the law couldn’t do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God did, sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh; 

4 that the ordinance of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 

5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. 

6 For the mind of the flesh is death, but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace;

7 because the mind of the flesh is hostile toward God; for it is not subject to God’s law, neither indeed can it be. 

8 Those, who are in the flesh, can’t please God. 

9 But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if it is so that the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if any man doesn’t have the Spirit of Christ, he is not his. 

10 If Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the spirit is alive because of righteousness. 

11 But if the Spirit of him who raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised up Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.

12 So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. 

13 For if you live after the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.

Open Heaven 6 August 2023

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Jeremiah 9-11

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MESSAGE: – Open Heaven 6 August 2023 Sunday Daily Devotional

We learnt yesterday about the importance of increasing our spiritual capacity and a bit about how to go about this. Today, we would go a bit deeper in discussing how to increase our spiritual capacity. The main goal in increasing our spiritual capacity is to be more spiritually-minded; to be more like Jesus and less like our default human nature. 

Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. – Romans 8:7

The first thing you must do is to surrender your life to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, be baptized by immersion, signifying your death to the flesh and a new life in Jesus. After this, you seek to be baptized in the Holy Spirit and invite Him to dwell in you and take control of your life.

Once the above steps are taken, you must begin to do less of the things your flesh wants you to do. Don’t let your flesh control you. You cannot be spending all your free time on social media, attending parties or eating as often as you like. If you give your flesh everything it asks for, you will remain under its control and this can only lead to eternal damnation. Paul said in Acts 17:28 that it is in Jesus that we believers live, move and have our being. That must be your testimony too. You also need the Holy Spirit to keep the flesh under control. You are not strong enough to deal with the flesh by yourself (Romans 8:13).

To continue to grow your spiritual capacity, you must truly pray without ceasing, as 1 Thessalonians 5:17 says. If you are not willing to pray consistently and fervently at all times, you are not yet willing to increase your spiritual capacity. When you cannot pray in understanding, switch to praying in the Spirit. Fasting and studying the word of God daily must also become your lifestyle (Jeremiah 15:16). You must also seek to hear God at all times. Ask Him questions about things you don’t understand in the Scriptures.

These steps may appear simple and straight forward, but many people find it difficult to do them consistently.

Reflection – Open Heaven 6 August 2023

Are you increasing your spiritual capacity?

Open Heaven 6 August 2023 Sunday Hymn

HYMN 10: In Christ Alone

1 In Christ alone my hope is found

He is my Light, my Strength, my Song

This Cornerstone, this Solid Ground

Firm through the fiercest drought and storm

What heights of love, what depths of peace

When fears are stilled, when strivings cease

My Comforter, my All in All

Here in the love of Christ I stand

2 In Christ alone, Who took on flesh

Fullness of God in helpless Babe

This Gift of love and righteousness

Scorned by the ones He came to save

‘Til on that cross as Jesus died

The wrath of God was satisfied

For every sin on Him was laid

Here in the death of Christ I live

3 There in the ground His body lay

Light of the world by darkness slain

Then bursting forth in glorious day

Up from the grave He rose again

And as He stands in victory

Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me

For I am His and He is mine

Bought with the precious blood of Christ

4 No guilt in life, no fear in death

This is the power of Christ in me

From life’s first cry to final breath

Jesus commands my destiny

No power of hell, no scheme of man

Can ever pluck me from His hand

‘Til He returns or calls me home

Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand.

That is all for Open Heaven 6 August 2023 Sunday, do consider bookmarking this site for your Open heavens daily devotionals, and if you missed yesterday’s Devotional, click to read Open Heaven 5 August 2023 Saturday and may the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob continue to keep us all. Open Heaven 6 August 2023 SundayPlease comment and share what you have learnt; you might be a blessing to others.

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