Galatians 5:14. But if you attack one another (unforgiveness, anger, guilt etc.), watch out that you don't destroy one another.But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh (Veil). For the desires of the flesh (veil) are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh (veil), for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you would.

Going in opposite directions. E.g. why does my shoulder hurt, my ears are swollen, I get headaches and painful ribs? (R). A variety of slightly different choices within the same harmful territory are not correct choices. When the choice is between two totally different territories, one harmful and one powerfully creative there is only one decision.

There is no conflict here. There are only two teachers – the Spirit, and the one we make, the Veil (flesh). One guides us into light and life.

Matt 18:1…the disciples came to Jesus asking, "Who gets the highest rank in God's kingdom?" For an answer Jesus called over a child, whom he stood in the middle of the room, and said, "I'm telling you, once and for all, that unless you return to square one and start over like children, you're not even going to get a look at the kingdom, let alone let it live within you. Whoever rethinks and learns to value simplicity again, like this child, will rank high in God's kingdom. What's more, when you receive the childlike on my account, it's the same as receiving me.

Innocent means to not do harm (in-nocere)– for self and others. We often do as much if not more harm to ourselves as we do to others. Our life is meant to be about creating, not destroying. Innocence is where God lives and works wonders.

The flesh (veil) is unforgiveness, and destructive criticism, anger and grumpy cranky. All of that is harm (but if you attack one another) – towards others. No miracles here. Self pity and complaining are an attack on self and others. All of these are also an attack on our great God, our Saviour. No miracles here.

It is not will power but grace power We need to let the Holy Spirit out of the prison we make for ourselves. He wants to do it for you but he needs our help. He yearns for us jealously but we can grieve him and quench him. We imprison him with our flesh and he struggles with us to bring us through the veil and set us free and that causes us pain too – the unnecessary pain of resistance. Spiritual warfare is not as spooky as it would seem. We can choose losing the war of flesh against flesh or choose a miracle of God’s victory in the Spirit.

The bridge across to the real world goes through a tunnel. It has to be crossed and there is no real spiritual life for you if you don't cross over it. You might involve yourself in a religious life but you are still preventing miracles from happening. We can expect a miracle every time we go through the veil of the flesh into the spirit and thank God and trust him to do his perfect will. There is no fear or anger or unforgiveness there.

There's a time of disorientation in the transition time which can be confusing but don’t be afraid as this is a real tunnel with the real light at the end of it. It is a tunnel of the shadow of the past. Forgive it for what it did to you. Holy Spirit gently leads us and shows us how the veil of the flesh is dissolving as we do this.

The flesh has tried to make a havoc of our relationships by dictating our reactions, but we are giving up nothing and losing nothing by leaving its guidance behind. We have everything to gain and nothing to lose by ‘Thy will be done’. As you walk the journey across the bridge through the tunnel, you find that you are not so much approaching the presence of the haven of love as it is approaching you.

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