Weekly Spiritual Digest: Living By The Spirit’s Power


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So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves. The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions. But when you are directed by the Spirit, you are not under obligation to the law of Moses.

When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God. But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives. Let us not become conceited, or provoke one another, or be jealous of one another. (‭Galatians‬ ‭5‬:‭16-26‬ NLT)

Whenever I am lost or confused of God’s plan for my life, I will read this verse. The power of the Holy Spirit will never be bound by any law because it is the law–and there is no guilt when you let the Holy Spirit guide your life versus the spirit of sin.

Recognize what is clean and what is dirty. Knowing what you want from life will help you make a clear decision as to what spirit you want to be guided by.

So this week, choose the Holy Spirit and let it guide you to peace and happiness.

Week in Review


Prince in The City (YouTube Channel):

Asante Sefa-Boakye, Waterpolo Team Captain and Student at Cal-Lutheran

“How to Blog” w/ Prince in The City

Prince in The City Radio Show:

Dr. Sariel Birnbaum speaks on the War in Gaza

Networking:

Leland Cheung for Lt. Governor

UncategorizedFinally Made It Home!Back on that Boston GrindTime for Reflection (#RIPRobinWilliams #RIPLeeThompsonYoung)My Acceptance to Suffolk University School of LawValerie and Geo’s Wedding Day!

WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK….

This week I will not be providing any content on my site at all, except from last weekend. So please visit my previous post(s) by clicking on any one of these links above–and don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube Channel and follow me on Instagram!

Here are some of my photos that I captured at Valerie and Geo’s Wedding!

Congratulation To You Both!

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Prince in The City: The War in Gaza, with special guest Dr. Sariel Birnbaum


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On each and every show I don’t just provide you news in the City, but current events around the world–and how they impact you and the world around you. And on this show, I talk with Dr. Sariel Birnbaum, Middle Eastern media specialist and visiting professor at San Diego State University, to break down the war in Gaza and the deep rooted history between the Israelis and Hamas.

DSC_0114 Douglas GuthrieDr. Sariel Birnbaum received his PhD in Middle Eastern studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is a fellow at the Hebrew University’s Harry S. Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace. He has written and published numerous articles on the Middle East, (such as “Revolutions of the Arab World,” “Image of the Jew in Arab Cinema”, and “PLO, Hamas, and their historical narratives”) and I was fortunate enough to have him call-in from Jerusalem, to explain the current situation in Gaza–which he said it had a long history of autonomy struggle (between Israel and Hamas) and that Hamas is using Gaza to launch missiles and tunnel attacks at Israeli villages.

hamas-620x425Hamas, known today as a terrorist organization, has been deeply rooted in Palestinian political affairs. It was established in the year 1988 and rose into power in 2006, when they won the Parliamentary elections. They worked alongside the PLO (Palestinian Liberation Organization–another radical political faction of Palestine), for sometime after the election, but they later took them down by throwing them off of skyscrapers and shooting them in the knees. Today, Dr. Sariel says, Hamas has gained complete control of the Gaza strip and is making it difficult for lasting peace in the region because of their constant deference of peace talks with Israel and use of missiles, which Israel is responding back with their missile defense system.

When I asked Dr. Sariel who is to blame for the the overwhelming number of Palestinian casualties, he said Hamas because they are using its own people as body shields, when they launch missile rockets, (at Israeli villages) from highly dense populated areas in Gaza.

If you have any questions or concerns about the war in Gaza that you would like Dr. Sariel Birnbaum to answer, contact him via email at sarielb@gmail.com. He will also be teaching a course on Israel-Arab relations in the Middle East at San Diego State University this month! If you are in San Diego or a SDSU student, please contact him to learn how you can sit-in on one of his classes.

To listen to this talk, click on the link below.

Prince in The City: Dr. Sariel Birnbaum speaks on the War in Gaza

(Update: As of Aug. 8, 2014, Isreali troops have now destroyed terrorist tunnels and are no longer in Gaza)

For more information on Dr. Sariel Birnbaum go to jewishstudies.sdsu.edu/visiting_prof.htm

Disclaimer: Prince’s political opinions and the opinions of others, have no affiliation with UR Business Network.

Weekly Spiritual Digest: We Are Not Perfect


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Well then, should we conclude that we Jews are better than others? No, not at all, for we have already shown that all people, whether Jews or Gentiles, are under the power of sin. As the Scriptures say,

“No one is righteous— not even one.No one is truly wise; no one is seeking God. All have turned away; all have become useless. No one does good, not a single one.”

“Their talk is foul, like the stench from an open grave. Their tongues are filled with lies.” “Snake venom drips from their lips.” “Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness.” “They rush to commit murder. Destruction and misery always follow them. They don’t know where to find peace.” “They have no fear of God at all.”

Obviously, the law applies to those to whom it was given, for its purpose is to keep people from having excuses, and to show that the entire world is guilty before God. For no one can ever be made right with God by doing what the law commands. The law simply shows us how sinful we are.

But now God has shown us a way to be made right with him without keeping the requirements of the law, as was promised in the writings of Moses and the prophets long ago. We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are. (‭Romans‬ ‭3‬:‭9-22‬ NLT)

We are not perfect; we know this by the world’s fascination of power and control–the wars in Middle East (Gaza), the tragedy of MH 17, and failed attempts of brokering ceasefire agreements. The world is on fire, and we are naive as humans beings to think that we can put it out.

I honestly do not know what measures it will take to repair “the sins of the father” but what I do know is to put my faith in Jesus Christ.

I understand that action and law are best methods for peace and stability in the world, but it can also stem human chauvinism, which can regress back to conflicts. Humans can’t make peace, only God can.

We need to recognize our humanity and recognize a Higher Power, which can bring peace in our lives if we listen and abide to its teaching.

“Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you” –James 1:27

My thoughts and prayers to the families of Gaza, Isreal, Palestine and MH 17.