Monday, 24 April 2017

'DUTY OF A SOLDIER':(Shun Worldly Affairs)

"No man that wars entangles himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who has chosen him to be a soldier" - 2 Timothy 2:4
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I have never seen a soldier who entangles himself with the affairs of a civilian. No, he must face the battle if he wants to win. Life is a battle. A child of God is a soldier who must fight some enemies that would prevent him of her from laying hold on eternal life.
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You are not a Christian to end your race here on earth, you have a home faraway and there are enemies that would prevent you from going home.
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There are three major things you must avoid as a soldier of Christ if you want to fight the good fight of faith and win. A soldier can't win a battle unless he focus more on the battle and keep his eyes off distractions.
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The affairs of this world are categorized as the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life.
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The lust of the flesh is what the flesh craves for and it easily manifest itself as the works of the flesh as listed in Galatians 5:19-21. If you don't mortify the deeds of your flesh, it'll keep raising it's ugly head at every given opportunity.
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Any soldier of Christ that is a slave to his fleshy desire will become a casualty in the battlefield of life. The flesh lust after adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations (jealousy), wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings and so on.
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Are the lust of the flesh not expressing itself in your life? It is when the deeds of the flesh have been mortified that you can live to please God.
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And the only way to mortify the deeds of the flesh is to crucify it with Christ (Gal. 2:20). It takes the power of the Cross of Calvary to put to death the deeds of the flesh in your life.
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Won't you rather cry out to God to deliver you from the lust of the flesh before it destroys you?


By Adeniyi Tim Oluwamayowa.

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