Galatians 5:17 For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.
Ladies and gentlemen welcome to the fight of the century, in this corner we have the “Flesh” and in the other corner we have the “Spirit” The flesh that desires passion, pride of life, and self centeredness, Sexual immorality, impurity and evil passion. In the other corner the Spirit, is life , joy, peace, understanding, helper, purity, knowledge, kindness, Love. These two are mortal enemies, and every day you wake up you will have to do battle. Are you going to feed nature and embrace the flesh, and all its ungodly desires, or will you start your day in prayer seeking the grace of God, will you feed the spirit with the holy word, will you think on things that are lovely, pure and joyful. Before you were saved you had no choice, you were in servitude to the flesh You love all that it brought in, it was a mean taskmaster but very satisfying. But know you’re in Christ you are a new creation and no longer in bondage to the flesh, the flesh is still there but it has to hold on you, unless you alow it. God in His mercy has said that there is no temptation that He hasn’t given us way of escape. The Flesh is a pit once you fall in it is difficult to get out, surrounding the pit is a path of temptation, with warm light and soft music it has plush carpet and is very inviting. Have the mind of Joseph when temptation wish to embrace you, “RUN” Run to Jesus, run to the bible but stay clear of temptation. Start to recognize the pitfalls in your life and the areas of temptation and avoid them, how much time are you spending in prayer, I had to start a prayer journal, to keep myself focused. Keep yourself busy an idle mind is Satan’s workshop. There are two dogs a German Shepard dos and a black lab, since puppies they have hated each other the day they mature and get into a fight will come. The winner will be the one you fed the most the one that is strongest will win the fight.