Your Spirit Man is new, totally, in Him, washed and made clean by the Lamb. Your soul and body are still of this world and that is the difference.
so true, BuffaloCO.
and speaking of Spirit... Rejoice evermore.
Pray without ceasing.
In every thing give thanks:
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
Quench not the Spirit.
Despise not prophesyings.
Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
Abstain from all appearance of evil.1 THESSALONIANS 5Watch and pray,
that ye enter not into temptation:
the spirit indeed is willing,
but the flesh is weak. MATTHEW 26
... and the flesh is wounded.
even Jesus Christ had his crisis.
the night before he was executed,
he prayed hard, he prayed without ceasing. "Father,
if thou be willing,
remove this cup from me:
nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done."
And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven,
And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly:
and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood
falling down to the ground. LUKE 22
that sounds like some serious psychosomatic anxiety.
not even at my worst moments did i ever sweat blood.
my faith does not erase my fear.
i cannot pray the fear away.
my faith empowers me to endure my fear.