FLESH VERSUS SPIRIT-2
Exodus 17:8 “Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim.”
The first battle the children of Israel had to fight after their encounter with Jesus is the battle against flesh and that will be our experiences too. Hear this:
Galatians 5:17 “For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would”
Galatians 5:17 “The Spirit and your desires are enemies of each other. They are always fighting each other…” (GNB)
The flesh represents our old nature, once we encounter Jesus the flesh would still want to rule. It will come to check our resolve about our new found relationship with Christ. What is this war with the flesh?
Galatians 5:19 “Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,”
Galatians 5:20 “Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,”
Galatians 5:21 “Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before as I have also told you in time past that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.”
Here, Paul told us categorically what this “flesh challenge” is all about. He stated some of them and the list continues. These are the Amalekites we all have to battle against. But friend, we have victory in Christ and if Moses and the children of Israel won that battle we can too.
Remember, they did that under the old covenant and we have a better covenant.
1Corinthians 9:27 “But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.”
1Corinthians 9:27 “But I give blows to my body, and keep it under control…” (BBE)
There is nothing the flesh will offer us, we must bring it under control on daily basis. Remember:
John 6:63 “It is the spirit that quickeneth the flesh profiteth nothing”
Go win your war!
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