Friday, 27 July 2018

'DIE TO THE FLESH'


"This I say then, walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh" - Galatians 5:16
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Two ways to live victoriously over the flesh are these: die to it through brokenness or crucifixion and walk in the Spirit.
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The flesh is the Adamic nature inherent in us. The flesh is the root of carnality. The flesh is enmity against God (Rom. 8:7). Those who walk in the flesh cannot please God (Rom. 8:8) no matter their sacrifice, deeds or desire. Anything that originates from the flesh cannot be approved by God.
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You can talk, think, look, pray, sing, act, write or react based on the suggestion of your flesh. The flesh makes you relate according to your senses without regarding God. It is the flesh that makes you act the way you do, hence an unregenerated mind is likely going to manifest the common temperament types.
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You cannot walk in the Spirit if your flesh has not been dealt with. The Holy Spirit cannot lead a person whose mind is carnal because he cannot bend to His will.
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Being crucified with Christ is a work that is enhanced by the Holy Spirit, it's not just a mere confession of Galatians 2:20. When the Cross has crushed your flesh, you will know that something has happened to you and those around you will feel the impact; so that the things that you use to do, you do them no more. What a glorious transformation!
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It is very easy for you to walk in the Spirit when you have been crucified because you will be able to yield or surrender to the impulse of the Spirit and you'd feel sorrowful when you disobey Him.
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Are you dead or alive to the flesh? Remember, without crucifying your flesh, you cannot have victory over sin and the impulse of the flesh.


By Adeniyi Tim Oluwamayowa.

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