Ginrich's Devotional Blog

October 6, 2012

Put On Jesus

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God's Word,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:00 am
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Romans 13:14  Instead, put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh to arouse its desires.     

That sound impossible.  How in the world do we ever put a person on ourselves?  I can see two ways.  The first is to imitate what that person does.  We are to put on Jesus by imitating what He did while walking this earth.  The only way we can do that is by studying the Bible and becoming very familiar with what He did.  But just imitating what He did dosen’t necessarily make us a believer and a child of God.  We must put Him on more than just by imitation.  We must also put Him on by receiving and allowing His Holy Spirit to robe us with His fruits: (Galatians 5:22) But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,   It is only through these fruits that we can really put on Jesus.  We are fleshly beings and our fleshly desires are quite often at war with our spirits.  It takes time and effort to give way to the Spirit and put down the fleshly desires.  It is a daily, or even multiple daily, occurrence.  We must learn to constantly be putting on Jesus through His Holy Spirit.  

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