The spirit is willing

The spirit is willing.
The flesh keeps dilly-dallying. 
The spirit recognizes God.
And wants to live in one accord.
But the flesh is weak.
Of childish fantasies, it reeks.

The spirit is calm and composed.
The flesh finds this maturity overdosed.
Overpowered by desire.
That is how they conspire.
The dark forces use this technique.
Knowing that the spirit is weak.

The spirit is willing.
Even if the flesh it will be killing.
But the flesh is weak.
Doesn't want bitter herbs and fenugreek.
First be aware,
of the differences that are there.

If you know your spiritual cracks,
maybe even prevent an attack.
Admit your fleshly limitations.
Know you can succumb to temptation.
It is a fallen world.
So easy to get caught up in the twirl.

"Watch and pray."
That is the proper way.
Distinguish between carnal and spiritual. 
Discernment can be quite a tool.
The spirit is always willing.
It does not work on emotions and feelings.

That is what the flesh seeks.
Because it is born so weak.
Pray, so that you do not fall.
Into temptation, that thorny wall.
Listen to the spirit.
It does not have earthly limits.

That is what fasting does.
It tames the flesh because...
Depriving the flesh and gratification,
has many positive ramifications. 
Fasting does not change the heart of God.
He's not narcissistic with a whipping rod.

Fasting really does not please Him.
So, if that's how you were trying to win,
it's just wrong, your intention,
your perception and comprehension!
God does not need you to fast.
But, maybe you'll tame your flesh at last.

-RUELHA 
www.ruelha.com 
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    1. Thank you Eileen…..lovely reminder of this verse…..๐Ÿ˜
      Not by sight….not by sight….
      Not by sight ….amen
      Thank you for that my pretty sister in Christ…
      Hapoy new year to you and alllll at home….

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  1. Spirit And Flesh So How
    Will We Spread The
    Wisdom Of This

    To Folks Who

    Never Stepped

    In A Church

    And

    Least

    Where i Live

    They Never Ever

    Will As โ€˜Theyโ€™ โ€˜Theโ€™

    Church Falls

    Fell

    Into

    Gehenna

    In Worship

    Of A Real

    Father

    oF All Lies Who

    Didnโ€™t Even Hide The

    Fact That If He Shot Folks

    On Fifth Avenue

    From The

    Beginning

    โ€˜Christiansโ€™

    Will Still

    Follow

    Him As currently

    Studies Show 76 Percent

    Of Republicans Trust

    Trump Even

    More Than

    Their Faith

    Leaders At only

    72 Percent So Yes

    A Man Who is Against

    All That JeSuS Teaches

    In Beatitudes

    The Church

    Replaces JeSuS

    With just

    Nailing

    JeSuS To The

    Cross Again So Okay

    Back To Flesh And Spirit

    Flesh Our Shadow Reptile

    Brain Driving Lust

    For Reproduction

    Salivating

    When Males

    See Fertile

    Looking Women

    With Big Nurturing

    Eyes for Thriving Children

    Still To Come Yes Women

    Not Quite As Quick

    To Salivate

    This Way

    Yet They

    Surely

    Do Above

    Below Too Next

    On The Reptile Brain

    Flesh Agenda Really

    Even Quicker And

    Always First

    Is Aggression

    For Fight

    And

    Fear

    For Flight

    Oh Lord And

    The Limbic System

    Flesh Brain For All

    The Emotions

    That

    May

    Even

    Fall

    Fall

    Us In Love
    Origin Of

    Fear

    And

    Jealousy

    Survival

    In Securing

    Trust Almost

    Ownership

    Of Another

    Homo Sapiens Sapiens

    Now To Successfully

    Cooperate To Raise

    Dependent Children

    For Years to

    Come

    Will To

    Survive First

    Law Of God Nature

    First Shadow Brains

    Instinctual Shadow

    Mind Flesh For

    Survival

    Necessary

    To Rule Life

    First By

    Quick Born

    On Date Instinct

    All Innate Intuition

    Oh That Girl Walking

    Ahead of me

    Why

    Canโ€™t

    i keep

    My

    Eyes off

    My Wifeโ€™s

    Hips keeping

    It All Clean

    Rue

    For You

    To See Yet

    โ€˜Eveโ€™s Power over

    Men A Great

    All Natural

    Shadow

    Force That

    Also Just About

    Sells Every

    Product in

    America

    Even

    Short

    Red Dresses

    Under Glass

    Tables

    Legs

    Exposed For

    Old Dudes To

    Stay Glued

    To Fox

    News…

    So How Do We

    Integrate All These

    Powerful Human Senses

    in Shadow

    Brain Flesh

    Ways Regulating

    All Our Warm To

    Hot To Cold Emotions

    To Keep The Faith The

    Spirit Of Flow Our

    Love For Life

    And Truth

    In Life All

    Balancing

    True Dear Rue

    The โ€˜Old Bibleโ€™
    Speaks A lot
    Of Prayers

    In Words
    To Control

    It Yet

    You See To Master

    Our Shadow Brains

    Of Flesh Words

    And Even

    Prayers

    Are

    Not Enough

    Why? Shadow

    Dances

    First

    Then Sings

    With Whatever

    Reasons We

    Justify

    What

    We Feel And Sense

    First Release The Shadows

    The Flesh Brains That

    Are Our Masters

    First

    Serve

    Them

    In

    SPiRiT

    In

    Flow

    With

    Godโ€™s Law

    First Balance

    A Dance That

    Does Not Hide
    The Naked

    Truth

    DarK

    Thru LiGHT

    Of How God

    Breathes As

    Us For

    When

    We Only

    Sugar Coat

    Our God

    Nature

    With Words
    We Never

    Dance
    With All
    Of our

    God

    Nature

    Simply

    Playing

    With God

    Within Free

    Balancing

    All Free Spirit We aRe

    Godโ€™s Breath Wings We Feel

    Whole

    Undivided

    Unified In

    Godโ€™s Law

    LoVE iN Balance

    Eternally Now Free Play

    And This is no CaSiNo ๐ŸŽฐ Now

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    1. Gehenna…..I don’t understand Fred….what does that mean….
      About Trump I am not qualified to comment on because I really dont understand a thing about Indian politics either….I really don’t know any politician’s name and how the country runs….I stay away from that….i live in a cave that way….I’m not into social media, tv or politics….i live in my own little bubble…..
      I understand and I totally agree…..sex sells….
      It’s a powerful tool, everyone is using it some way or the other. It’s sad. Women are abusing their sexuality for favours and success. Men are lusting after women in so many horrible rationalized ways. Multiple partners, infidelity, fornication and instant gratification…..it’s just such a fallen world.
      Both men and women are not responsible here.
      Women need a dose in modesty. Yiu cannot wear beachwear to office. There is a time and place and occassion for everything. And men need to learn to control their carnal tooth. I know men who think some countries have it all sorted by making it compulsory to cover women up complete head to toe and women must be curtained up to prevent temptation. It’s a very deep subject and there are too many variables….needs a seperate post altogether….don’t want to type just a few points and get into unnecessary controversies …..another post someday๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿค

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      1. SMILes Here’s a Fact Dear Rue GurL There is no Way to Cover
        Up Human Nature it Always Escapes

        Those who Do Try to Cover

        It Up As Science Shows

        In Countries that do

        The consequence

        comes more often

        To Children Sexually

        Abused in Homes as Males

        Have Never Learned What’s Truly

        In charge in Life Ignorance Harms,

        Maims, Rapes, And Kills Most No Judgement

        Against You Ruehla Personally Yet Not Paying attention

        to What’s Going on in the World is A Source of the World’s ills

        Everything From Child Abuse to the Death of the Rest of Nature

        i don’t Miss

        Much it’s

        my Nature

        i Have no choice…

        Since You Asked What Gehenna

        Is It’s Truly Good to Know/Feel particularly

        For Any Woman With Children Now And ‘Then’…

        Gehenna (/ษกษชหˆhษ›nษ™/, /ษกษ™หˆhษ›nษ™/) or Gehinnom
        (literally translated as “Valley of Hinnom”) is
        thought to be a small valley in Jerusalem.
        In the Hebrew Bible, Gehenna was initially
        where some of the kings of Judah sacrificed
        Their children by fire. Thereafter, it was deemed
        to be cursed (Book of Jeremiah 7:31, 19:2โ€“6).

        This is the Real Place (Hell) in Middle
        Eastern Cultures And

        Sure Farther East

        Yes Where

        Young Girls are

        Abused in Families

        In the Ignorance of Humanity’s

        Eyes That Are No Longer Even Aware of Human Nature…

        And By God It is a Common Occurrence In Deep South Bible Belts

        Where i Live

        too Behind

        The Ignorance

        Of Zippers That

        Have No Empathy for Others

        At all Taught At ‘Churches of Exclusions’ First

        In Summary Hell is For Children And Beasts
        It comes From The Ignorance of Human ‘Kind’ Most….

        Obviously This is Why The Story of Jesus Doesn’t Like Religion Very Much

        Yet it didn’t Stop Him From Going into ‘the Temple’ And Raising A Little Bit of Hell to see…

        We Cannot
        Fix What

        We aRe Not Willing to See…

        And this my FRiEnD is the Real

        Original Greek Definition of Apocalypse

        With Nothing to Do About Burning the World

        Down Only Lifting the Veils of Ignorance So We DO NoT With SMiLes

        HAha Your Prescription for Your Fredache Pill is Almost Ready At the Pharmacy hehe..;)

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        1. Really….when can I collect it?
          I think I really need it….lol….just kidding….
          Hmm….I ain’t no dr or theologian…but

          I do believe in the rapture.
          And all that will happen thereafter.
          But yes….hell on earth.
          Of that there is no death.

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          1. Luke 17:21
            Dear Rue The
            Rapture
            Always
            Happens
            Now When
            Folks Enter
            The Kingdom
            Of God Within
            Most All Religions
            Agree Even

            The Christian one

            For Those

            Who See โ€˜The

            Colors Now

            It Doesnโ€™t

            Get any

            Clearer

            That Luke 17:21

            Clue Other

            Religions

            Do it now

            Too While

            Some Christians

            Never Arrive

            Now Itโ€™ll

            Never Make

            Sense until they Do…

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            1. True….I believe the kingdom is within me….
              But I believe the rapture will happen…
              Come on Fred ….I have such high Hopes
              I really wnat it to….
              I ain’t got nothing to lose ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜œ

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              1. โ€œLord of The Ringsโ€
                By Styx in 1978 From
                The Album โ€˜Pieces of 8โ€™

                Itโ€™s Not The Story

                The Form That Counts

                Itโ€™s The Essence (Spirit)

                Of Hope It Brings

                As Long As You Are

                Not Fearful The Story

                Doesnโ€™t Matter Yet

                The Danger in

                โ€œJonestownโ€

                Type Beliefs

                Are Humans

                Fulfilling

                Dreams

                That Become

                Nightmares Indeed

                An All Loving

                God Never

                Tortures Forever

                Dear Rue An All

                Forgiving God

                Never Tortures

                Forever An All Loving

                Human Never Now

                Requires Worship

                Or Fears Criticism

                And For Anyone

                Who Even

                Understands

                And Experiences

                The Kingdom

                Of Heaven

                Within

                Becoming

                LoVE iNCaRNATE

                These Are Just

                Givens

                Even A

                Dog Understands

                This With No Words

                Even

                A Bird

                On Wing

                Even Less

                Than A Grain

                Of

                Sand

                -me

                With That Said
                As Long As one
                Is Harming

                No One Matters

                Not To

                Me if

                They

                Believe

                A Grain

                Of Sand

                Is God
                And Far
                Above Me

                If God Is
                Love God Probably

                -Agrees

                โ€˜Iโ€™ Could
                Be Wrong
                Yet 100 Percent

                Love

                Does Not Doubt it…

                -Faith

                Beyond Measure

                There Is A Much

                Larger โ€˜Partโ€™

                Of Love

                Beyond

                Words

                Humans

                And All That We See…

                So Yeah Tomorrow

                It All May

                Go Away

                If The Pimply

                Face Programmer

                In His Fatherโ€™s

                Basement

                Determines

                This Game

                Ainโ€™t Worth

                Keeping

                On If

                Humanโ€™s

                Believe

                Other

                Humans Should

                Go Away Indeed

                Rue All

                Is Possible

                Even Quantum

                Mechanics

                Agrees

                This

                Way

                Yet

                Still

                i For One
                Will Never
                Believe

                In Any

                Psychopathic

                God For That

                Is Precisely

                The Nature

                Of Torture

                Forever

                If i Will

                Do Better than

                That At Least

                Part

                Of

                God Will

                As Remember

                No Matter what

                God is All

                Alpha

                Thru

                Omega

                We aRe Children

                Of This All in
                All

                Itโ€™s

                Up To Us

                To Rise

                Or

                Fall Now..

                Gonna Choose

                Rise Dear

                Rue

                As

                Always..๐Ÿ’ซLove

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                  1. SMiles When Humanity
                    Lives in Balance Working
                    Together Needing
                    Each Other For
                    Survival
                    No Different
                    Than Out Very
                    Hairy Cousins

                    Bonobos

                    The Nature
                    Of Humanity
                    Is Loving Cooperation

                    Sociology Studies
                    The 20 Most Peaceful
                    Societies This Way
                    Small In Giving
                    Sharing Ways
                    With Forms
                    Of Christianity
                    Like The Quakers
                    That Looks Within
                    For this Love of God
                    To Give And Share

                    Yet You

                    See my

                    Friend in A

                    Family Unit

                    Of 3 From

                    Small This is

                    How my Mother

                    For All Practical

                    Intents And

                    Purposes

                    Raised Us

                    And The Way

                    She Saw Love

                    Until

                    She was

                    Brain Washed

                    By Folks Who

                    Believed in A Lesser

                    God Where Love

                    Becomes more exclusive

                    Yes This God of

                    Love For A Chosen

                    Few i Retained

                    The Original

                    All Forgiving

                    All Loving

                    God

                    While She

                    Insisted Everyone

                    Else Was Going

                    To Hell But

                    The Folks Who

                    Followed What

                    Was Said in A

                    Brick And

                    Mortar Building

                    Filled With Fear

                    And Hate

                    Still Reflecting

                    A Selfish Demagogue

                    Way of Life Totally

                    Unmasked

                    Now in That

                    Church To Kill

                    The Sanctity of

                    Breathing Life

                    And Effectively

                    Worship Ignorance,

                    Lies, Fear, And Hate

                    Again That is No

                    God Of Love

                    For me Yet The

                    Good News is

                    my God Of

                    Love Swallows

                    All Smaller Gods

                    Reflecting That

                    God Of Love

                    THere is Nothing

                    You Will Ever

                    Do That

                    Will Stop

                    My Love For You

                    As FRiEnD For

                    True Love

                    Is Love

                    That Loves

                    All DarK Thru

                    LiGHT

                    Otherwise

                    My God Doesnโ€™t

                    Exist Yet

                    This God

                    Lives Within

                    Me In Breath

                    Of Will

                    Focus

                    Intent

                    Pure

                    MaGiC

                    Of Love

                    A MuSiC

                    Of Dance And Song

                    The MuSiC Of

                    God This Love

                    Never Ends For

                    Me to Give

                    And

                    Share

                    THiS Way

                    In Truth And

                    Light Beauty

                    And Wisdom of

                    Love Water Wave

                    Ocean Whole

                    Love

                    Flows

                    Beyond

                    Eternity

                    Now With Open

                    Arms For

                    All No

                    Different

                    i Am Still โ€˜The Childโ€™…

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          2. OBTW The Pill
            i Promised The
            Fredache Pill To
            Relieve All
            Pain And
            Anxiety

            To LiVE iN

            Agape LoVE iNCaRNaTE

            Is The Verse Luke 17:21

            Do Understand

            How Difficult

            It Is For one

            Human Even

            Jesus or

            Luke by

            Clearly Written

            Story To

            Be this

            Body This

            Bread This Water

            Changed into

            Wine

            Of Love

            To Gift

            To Any Other

            Human Being

            Poetry Doesnโ€™t

            Work Literally

            As You know

            What is

            Truly Real

            You Will

            Come

            To See

            And Be

            Eternally

            Now Within Yet

            As Luke Says

            No one

            Will

            Find

            It But You

            No one Other

            Will Gift

            God Breathing

            Within You For

            Real This

            All HealinG Love…

            The Inheritance the Gift

            Of This God Love

            Within

            Itโ€™s like

            A Missing

            Comment

            My FRiEnD

            Found Within

            This Ainโ€™t About

            Being Right

            Or Might

            Itโ€™s

            About Being Love
            No Money, No
            Power, No

            Status

            Just

            Heaven

            To Give and

            Share OBTW

            The Word Rapture

            Does Not Exist

            In The Bible

            And Revelation

            Is A Poetic

            Account

            Of Nero

            And Persecution

            Of Christians By

            Romans Long

            Before

            Folks

            Twisted

            The Story

            To Scare

            People

            And Make

            Money no

            Different

            Really

            Than

            Historical

            Demagogue Nero…

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  2. Happy New Year little sister. Jesus loves you ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚
    I was reading John 15 about Jesus being the vine and us being the branches before I read your post. If we stay in communion with Jesus, the Holy Spirit will give us strength to live in the spirit not the flesh. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Brother Matt….
      Happy happy happy new year to you….
      May God continue to bless you….
      Thank you for that nugget of wisdom sweet brother…๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ
      Stay connected…..stay connected….stay connected to the vine
      And all around you….it will only manifest the divine.๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿคฉ

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    1. Fenugreek is bitter…
      That’s the English word….but most of us know it as methi.
      Methi grows in sandy soil so it’s very easy to grow your own. There are varieties. The most common one has tiny small leaves and is a very tiny plant. We make methi veggies and paratha. Leafy Methi paratha (indian flatbread) is delicious.
      You also get a different variety up north. Those leaves are big and used in many gravies like methi chicken….they balance out in a complex gravy. We also get methi seeds which are like tiny little stones…. if you soak them, they are ground and used to make certain south indian batters ….making the dosas ( fried rice bread)….like a pancake but savoury….nice and crispy….also I hear it’s very good for diabetics….so we mix the powder in our flours too….

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  3. I love how you mentioned we should โ€œwatch and prayโ€. Prayer keeps us connected to the Lord and gives us strength to do what is right. Thanks Ruelha! ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’•

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    1. Absolutely Dawn….
      I wouldn’t trust myself anf my instincts alone…
      I need lots of grace and strength from God yo choose right.๐Ÿค—๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ™ˆ

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    1. May we yield unto good and not unto evil. Oh Lord, you know our spirits yearn for you….help us discipline the flesh too…..happy new year Mercy๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

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