“And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.” (Gal 5:24 – 25)
I want to share with you a very personal viewpoint of the journey I am on. I trust it will minister life to you as well as continue to grow inside me. Several weeks ago, my wife embarked on a Phase One diet as shared by Doug Kaufmann at www.KnowTheCause.com.
It is highly restrictive for the first 30 days (or longer if you like) in that it prohibits sugar, grains, starches, etc. This is not a weight loss diet, although it is highly effective in that regard. It is to kill off the fungus in your body that you can’t see, but it is robbing you of vitality and in some cases, robs you of life itself. (He and others believe cancer is a fungus and with good reason too.)
Nonetheless, knowing this would be difficult to execute faithfully, I joined my wife on the same regimen as a way of practically supporting her choice. Of course, I experienced a marked loss of unnecessary body fat and weakening of the cravings to which I had become accustomed to feeding, but something more has emerged which I was not expecting.
In tandem with denying our flesh, we also studied the Scriptures together and discovered that as we got used to marginalizing the screaming of our flesh, we began to hear more clearly the gentle, soft voice of the Holy Spirit. The Scriptures have opened up to us in ways we have not seen in all of our time on this planet. Revelation is flowing and we are entering into a higher realm of living.
It seems as though denying my flesh its cravings for food, has also weakened its dominance in every other area it was used to getting its way. I did not expect that. Denying my flesh has helped me more easily walk in the Spirit. Not that I have arrived, but I am definitely on the “on ramp” to something better and I feel the anticipation and joy building in me. I look forward to sharing with you more of what He has shown me in upcoming blogs. I believe it will help us all reap an abundant harvest during a time of famine.