December 28 – Flesh Versus Spirit

“But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.” Romans 8:9

There is a spiritual battle going on inside of you every day.  It is good versus evil, the devil versus the Lord, or the flesh versus the spirit. The decisions YOU make every day determine the victor.

Your flesh is carnal and usually anti-God. Your flesh will tell you that you are too tired to go to church this Sunday. It is your regenerated spirit that motivates you to be obedient to God’s Word and desire to please God.

Here is the best part. If you have a genuine heart’s desire to obey God, then you are “walking in the Spirit.” That means that the Spirit of God Himself is helping you fight that battle. His Spirit is spelled with a capital “S” because He operates in the SUPERNATURAL. Your carnal flesh nature is no match for the supernatural power of the Spirit of God.

So, in the battle between your flesh and your spirit, you can say with the Apostle Paul, “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.” (Romans 8:2)

PRAY: “Powerful Lord, Your Holy Spirit is my Source of strength, and You cause me to triumph in all things. I will submit my carnal nature to the leadership of Your Spirit. Amen.”

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