Who’s in Control?
Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit.
So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace. For the sinful nature is always hostile to God. It never did obey God’s laws, and it never will. That’s why those who are still under the control of their sinful nature can never please God.--------Romans 8: 5-8
The difference between the “saved” and the “unsaved” is who is in control of their mind. If the sinful nature is in control then the thoughts of that person will be on sinful things, but if one’s mind is controlled by the Holy Spirit, then their mind is on things that are pleasing to the Spirit, and the mind-control will dictate one’s behavior, either, sinful, or godly.
Letting your sinful nature control your mind and behavior will lead to a “Spiritual death.” Letting the Holy Spirit control your mind and behavior leads to ‘life and peace.’ Our sinful nature has ALWAYS and will ALWAYS be hostile to God, because it NEVER did obey God’s law and it NEVER will.
Those who are still under the control of their sinful nature can never please God and if they remain under the control of their sinful nature they will come under His condemnation and will experience a “Spiritual death,” which will bring a sentence of spending ALL ETERNITY in a place of torment, pain, suffering, agony and the separation from ANYTHING good, that place called HELL. NO relief or release will be available to them.
God in His infinite MERCY and GRACE has provided a way, for those under the control of their sinful nature, to be able to come out from under that control and to come under the control of His Holy Spirit. Because of His GREAT LOVE for the crown of His creation, He has provided a PERFECT sacrifice, His Son, Jesus Christ, to redeem mankind and to set them FREE from the control and condemnation of their sinful nature.
All you have to do to be set FREE, is to: CONFESS your sins to God and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE, in Heaven, making intercession for you before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and be set FREE from the control and condemnation of your sinful nature. Do it NOW, while you STILL can. He’s waiting!!!