THE FLESH IS STILL A REBEL

16th August, 2019

IPR DAILY DEVOTION

Topic:

THE FLESH IS STILL A REBEL

THEME SCRIPTURE:

Galatians 5:16-17 (NKJV)

[16] I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. [17] For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.

MESSAGE:

It’s always important to bear in mind, that, the part of your being that was saved was your spirit; your soul is being saved as you renew your mind, and your body will be saved at the coming of Christ.

The battle ground in your tripartite being is your soul, because your soul will either yield to your spirit, or to your flesh, which is a component of your body. Our theme Scripture portrays this ongoing battle by saying that, the flesh desires what is contrary to the spirit, and the spirit desires what is contrary to the flesh; and these two are in conflict with each other.

The last line says, “…so that you do not do the things that you wish.” Did you see that? If your flesh can entice your soul and team up with your soul against your spirit, then, the flesh is still a rebel. And if you lose sight of this reality, your own flesh can lead you astray.

The only way to break the enticing power of the flesh is to rob it of its union with your soul; because once your flesh is in union with your soul, they have a two-thirds majority; but if your soul is humbled and made to submit to your spirit, your flesh will stand alone as a one-third minority, and will have no choice than to follow the two-thirds majority of spirit and soul.

This conflict is real; your flesh hasn’t been saved yet. It is still a rebel! You’ve got to bear it in mind, and always put yourself in an atmosphere where your flesh will not be empowered to want to take over the leadership of your being.

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