one of my biggest problems is gravity.
not the gravity on the earth but the kind in my soul.
i naturally gravitate to that which is easy, the things that i like, and things that appeal to my flesh.
and if i try in my flesh to change these things gravity always wins.
i am pulled back into the things that i would not do, and the things that i should do remain undone.
my conclusion is this: will power does not work, gravity does.
but the law of the spirit of life in christ jesus has freed me from the law of sin and death; if i walk in the spirit (live from my citizenship in heaven) then i am not bound by this worlds gravity but am free to draw from his spirit, his power, his life and not fulfill the lusts of the flesh.
in the same way the natural gravity of this earth will be usurped at the glorious appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, when all saints (both living and dead) will be changed and WILL RISE IN SPITE OF THIS EARTHS GRAVITY, and leave this world….. so also – can we break the gravitational pull of this world, by the power of His spirit within us.
Romans 8:1-6 (KJV)
1 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.
3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.