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For you were called to be free, brothers; only don’t use this freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but serve one another through love. For the entire law is fulfilled in one statement: Love your neighbor as yourself. I say then, walk by the Spirit and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. For the flesh desires what is against the Spirit, and the Spirit desires what is against the flesh; these are opposed to each other, so that you don’t do what you want. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, moral impurity, promiscuity, idolatry, sorcery, hatreds, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambitions, dissensions, factions, envy, drunkenness, carousing, and anything similar. I tell you about these things in advance — as I told you before — that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no law. Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, we must also follow the Spirit. (Galatians 5:13, 14, 16-25)
But in order to be able to do this, you need to do these things:
Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.” (Matthew 16:24)
If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him? ” (Luke 11:13)
You have to come to a place of submission to your Lord, your Creator, your Father. You need to give your heart to Him. Following Christ isn’t a vain confession that you say and then go about doing what you wish. Adam and Eve didn’t obey God, and had to pay the price for it.
Sin isn’t free. It costs something. The crime, the magnitude of our sin is so immense, Christ needed to come down from heaven and die to redeem us from it.
So don’t take Jesus lightly. He’s a Person, He is God, and He died so that you can live in His freedom, not yours (sinning isn’t true freedom anyway. It eventually destroys you emotionally and/or mentally, and kills you—those who continue in their sin without receiving Christ as their Savior and Lord and follow Him, denying their will as Jesus said, will not inherit eternal life. This isn’t my opinion; Christ His Son is the Way God chose to make things right, so who are we to argue with Him?)
You must understand that Christianity is not a boring religion with a long list of rules to follow, but rather Christianity is about having a right relationship with the Father through knowing His Son. Until you own this truth for yourself, all you’ll have is a religion, and religion doesn’t transform your heart and get you to heaven, only Jesus does.
If you haven’t made a decision to trust in and follow the Son of God, I encourage you to choose now. Our departure from earth can happen at any moment. I pray you choose Jesus.