Wednesday, October 13, 2010
John 3:6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.
The only way you have a birth of any sort is when two come together in intimacy. You know the drill, the bird and the bees. Hooked up, shacked up, and knocked up. When we are intimate we always have the risk of birthing. Birth is the result of intimacy.
There is also an issue of attraction. Intimacy follows attraction. Attraction is something that sparks interest and draws us in. So it may look something like this – attraction -->intimacy -->birth.
Look at this idea from another perspective, a spiritual perspective. If we see the flesh birthing things in our lives then we have been intimate with things our flesh is attracted to. We have been shacked up with fleshly desires. We have hooked up with fleshly motives. And have birthed flesh.
Our flesh is attracted to 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 according to Galatians 5.
When I read the things the flesh is attracted to I say no way, but consider what you look at, watch, read and spend time doing and dwelling on.
The solution is to break up with the flesh. Stop shaking up!
Walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. (Galatians 5)