The battle of flesh vs spirit

We fall short of God’s glory everyday, fall into sin quickly, easily swayed and motivated to do bad. Tempted to sin at every corner.

The minute we rise up from our bed, to the setting of the sun, we have a decision to make, choices to follow, and action to take. Our fleshly bodies do not desire that we do good, but rather what is comfortable to us, and does not require much effort.

We are in a battle everyday. Apostle Paul reminds us of the battle we face.

A battle of the flesh vs spirit.

Flesh manone that is led by human desires, passions, and pursuits, rather than the will and purpose of God.

Spirit manone that is led spiritually according to the will and purpose of God.

Romans 7:15-20

I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good.
As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me.
For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.

No one is exempt!

Anyone who desires to do opposite of what spirit desires, enters into this battle!

Will we as usual jump in our bed, get under our comfy blankets, and sit this one out? -FLESH

or

Will we make the change of our lives, and step in to follow what our spirit desires? -SPIRIT

Whichever man we feed is the one that’s going to win. If we feed the spirit men worship, prayer, praise, as well as the WORD, it will be powerful to overcome our fleshly desires, to do what is contrary to the spirit, and comfortable to the flesh.

Spiritual food that is -Food that helps one grow in spiritual understanding, and knowledge; scriptures, prayer, fellowship with one another; worship and praise.

Just as it is important to feed your physical body, it is also important to feed your spiritual body too; for spiritual development and growth. Let us feed our bodies physically, but do not forget to feed our spirit man too!

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