Introduction to Natural and SpiritualNatural or Spiritual Series

Natural or Spiritual: Short Series-1

We can be natural and spiritual. (Short#1 of 5)

We should avoid corrupting talks coming out of our mouths. We must use discipline and count on God’s Grace to build a better relationship with others; through our actions, they may feel the Spirit of God in us. We can associate with others by being natural while promoting God’s goodness with those who have little or no knowledge that God loves us. Our tongue can discourage the hearer if we are not careful. It can be offensive to others what we think is good. Being natural or physical can show a wrong impression, and so as spiritual, we should not let them feel that we are showing off as if we are the only child of God and they are not. Matthew 26:41 – Keep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation; the Spirit is willing, but the Flesh is weak.”

Jesus was God because he is the Son of God, but in human form because he was born by a woman; Jesus Christ was born apart from the normal process of the human act but was supernaturally conceived in the womb of a virgin (young age) without sin by the power of the Holy Spirit. 1 John5:5-6 says— “Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?’ ‘This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness because the Spirit is truth.”

He was perfect, sinless. He was not just good; he was God. The Son redeemed us from the curse of the laws by becoming a curse for us. Our Heavenly Father allowed the Son to take on our sins and pay our penalty so we could start like newborn babies, innocent of sin, who do not know what is left and right hand. There are two natures of Jesus Christ: fully human and divine, and they cannot be separated. Like the two natures of the child of God, that which is born of the Flesh is Flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit” (John 3:6), there is separate existence in one body. Flesh represents all that is natural (earthly, human, physical). At the same time, the Spirit signifies all that is supernatural (heavenly, divine, unseen- air we breathe or wind). We can be natural at the moment of challenges and spiritual by humbly accepting Life’s difficulties. Whatever is good and pure, make it a habit of living in peace and Love.

Bishop Joseph

Bishop Joseph Vitug, Ph.D. - Bishop Emeritus

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