There is a Deity that lives within the human animal, which puts to death the fleshly nature. The earthly desires of the flesh are barriers to a proper relationship with the divine presence of the soul. That is why the inward divinity extracts materialistic, and physical longings, and creates a union within us. That union forms within our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. We become more than a human animal, but a spiritual creature born of a supernatural presence. The fruit of the spirit replaces animalistic tendencies.
The deity within puts to death the flesh of the human animal to replace with spiritual fruit. Where would we be without love, peace, faith, and perseverance implanted within? The fleshly instincts would prevail. By the name of survival, we would relate to one another with varying degrees of hatred, conflict, hopelessness, and despair. To add to that, the spiritual qualities of kindness, and goodwill would be ignored to give precedence to cruelty and ill-intent as a way to survive. In addition, the divine qualities of meekness, and gentleness would diminish as dominance and harshness become tools to fulfill animalistic desires. Instead of joy and goodness gloom and evilness would exist within that “dog-eat-dog" atmosphere. Furthermore, there would be no self-control, nor patience, as the animalistic nature would respond to situations immediately, appearing out of control and impatient. Without the spiritual fruit within the human animal, it would be a situation where you either fight for fleshly desires, or run away in fear, left to starve.
The deity within puts to death the flesh of the human animal to enhance our health. Without the divine presence within the soul, substitutes would be sought to soothe the inner being. Instead of absorbing into the spiritual fruit, we would seek solace in alcohol, smokes, food, and sex. The fleshly yearnings of the animal would deteriorate the health of the body through alcoholism, breathing diseases, deadly obesity, and sexual diseases. Animalistic desires are tamed through the spiritual fruit, which returns health to the body.
The deity within puts to death the flesh of the human animal to establish a safe and secure environment. Without the divine presence within the soul, we would base our security on the rewards of a materialistic nature. Instead of absorbing into the spiritual fruit, we would seek fleshly solace for finances, work, shelter, and safety from harm. The yearnings of the animal would cause conflict and strife at work, within our place of shelter, over finances, and filling us with inward insecurities. Animalistic desires for a safe and secure environment is tamed through the spiritual fruit. That fruit returns tranquility among us.
The deity within puts to death the flesh of the human animal to bring us a loving place of belonging. Without the divine presence within the soul, our place of acceptance would be among those who trade “tit-for tats," and survive. Instead of absorbing into the spiritual fruit, socialization at school, work, home, and in the community would be based on a “sparring” environment. The fleshly yearnings of the animal would deteriorate the harmony, fellowship, love, kindness, and goodwill within society. Animalistic desires for unfruitful acceptance are tamed through the spiritual fruit, which returns tolerance and love to our acceptance of others.
The deity within puts to death the flesh of the human animal to enhance the value we feel for our self-worth. Without the divine presence within the soul, we would not feel a value for our own body, nor esteem others. Instead of absorbing into the spiritual fruit, we would degrade ourselves by abusing the divine goodness within. Likewise, we would devalue the worth of others with pessimism, while conveying hopelessness and evil to one another. The fleshly yearnings of the animal would deteriorate the esteem of a person, and devalue the quality of the surrounding environment. Animalistic desires for self-preservation are tamed through the spiritual fruit. That returns mutual respect, esteem, and worth to one another.
The deity within puts to death the flesh of the human animal to enhance our self-expression. Without the divine presence within the soul, our words and deeds would communicate hostility to others. Instead of absorbing into the spiritual fruit, our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors would convey a disdain for meek, gentle, and kind qualities. Their fleshly responses consider those qualities “weak,” which they trample upon with their speech and actions. Animalistic desires in a self-expression are tamed through the spiritual fruit, which returns love, peace, faith, and fruitful perseverance in what we say and do.
Some people will deny that the presence of a Deity lives within the human animal. They want to perpetuate anger and sadness as a method of working to obtain basic survival needs. Their intent is not to engage in fruitful, mutual exchanges, but to incite animalistic responses. However, acceptance of that inward Deity, the source of spiritual fruit, that eliminates fleshly yearnings, is the only avenue to social welfare.
Reservoirs of people exist who want dominion over the nature of the human animal. The attitude that exit from them is to reward fleshly yearnings with physical pleasures, and materialism. Simultaneously, they discourage spiritual fruitfulness, and harmony with the inward Deity. They incite conflict, harshness, and fragmentation during exchanges with the human animal. Those sentiments transfer through people whose animalistic urges are not immersed into the soft moistness of divine qualities.
Seduction into animalistic behavior enters through our feelings of worth that we have to others. We want to feel wanted, successful, and have a feeling of esteem from those around us. That source of praise comes by abandoning the Deity within the human animal, and living for the rewards of materialistic and physical pleasures. Then we discover a place of acceptance within a “tit-for-tat” environment, where spiritual fruitfulness is “growled” at, and fleshly desires prevail. The people susceptible to living a life through the flesh are those who have the attitude that “when the going gets tough, the tough gets going.” They are not aware of the nature of the divine qualities that exist within them. They feel inner conflict as they struggle and fight from day to day.
We can interrupt the consequences that come through the flesh of the human animal. That is done by being aware that a divine presence lives within the body, which puts fleshly desires to death moment by moment. The result of the Deity that lives within include the blossoms of the spiritual fruit. The animalistic nature is replaced with thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that flow through the qualities of love, peace, faith, and self-control.
We can assess that a divine presence lives within the human animal, putting to death fleshly desires. The diagnosis is that some people induce animalistic qualities by opposing the inner divinity, the source of spiritual fruit. That is done by rewarding the flesh with materialism and physical pleasures. Even so, we plan to live through the rewards of the spiritual fruit, while allowing earthly desires to diminish. We implement that plan by welcoming the soft, moist, and tender qualities of our inner being where fruitfulness thrives. The success of that plan is evaluated through the blossoms of the spirit’s fruit. When the fruit of the spirit blossoms in our words and deeds then we know we are successful as a spiritual creature.