Updated: Mar 20
The battle between Bios and Zoe
The battle between Bios (natural biological life) and Zoe (abundant life from God) is fought in the mind and each decision is made by our will, which should always be for Zoe to win.
This battle between the life of God in us and the old sinful nature of the flesh is being fought out in our being everyday of our lives.
Zoe will transform us into sons of God
Bios will transform us into selfish failures
Who do you want to win, Zoe or Bios ? You get to choose.
If Bios wins you will be a carnal Christian, lukewarm in your faith. Concerned not so much with God`s will as your own convenience, You will become a self-pleaser or a man-pleaser rather than a God-pleaser. You will not be prepared to make any sacrifices since Bios always looks after No. 1. You will take part in envy, strife, and division. You will gradually fall away from God.
If you choose Zoe, you will grow spiritually and develop into a full maturity in Christ. You will manifest the fruit of the spirit in your life such as love, joy, peace, longsuffering, goodness, kindness, faithfulness, and self-control.
You will fulfill all your destiny in Christ Jesus and become a son of the Living God.
Our Bios natural life must be crucified for Zoe to have the victory. Look to the Master Jesus Christ, he was rejected of men, lead a life of humility, he was misunderstood by his closest family, betrayed by an intimate friend, jeered at, beaten by the Roman authorities, tortured, and finally executed by death on the cross, just the perfect way to kill the self-life!
Hebrews 12:2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
The joy set before him is part of Zoe. The joy opened the way to be able to endure the suffering shame and death.
What was the Joy set before him?
1. His obedience to Father
2.His salvation of his Church
“Follow me” says Jesus Christ.
Will you endure crucifixion of your bios life for the joy set before you?
John 6:67 “You do not want to leave too, do you?” Jesus asked the Twelve.
Do you also want to go away now that you know that you will have to co-operate with God in the crucifixion of your natural life? It is not going to be easy!
Or do you say with Simon Peter in
John 6:68 Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life (Zoe).