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SCRIPTURE READING: Colossians 3:5-11
Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices. – Colossians 3:9 (NIV)
Bible says that the flesh or the carnal mind is not obedient to the will of God, and cannot possibly be. Romans 8:7 states that the carnal mind (sinful mind) is hostile to God. It does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so.
This shows clearly that there is only one way to have victory over the flesh. The flesh must die. There is no other way. You cannot reform the flesh. You cannot educate it. Neither can you refine it. This flesh must be left to die, never to resurrect.
It sounds drastic but a drastic problem deserved a drastic approach. If the flesh will lead to your death, then kill it first. Moreover, it is God’s only solution to the problem of the flesh.
God is saying that we are to put the flesh and all its works to death directly. How? There are two steps to this victory. If you sincerely take them by faith and with firmness of purpose, your victory is as sure as the throne of God.
Are you born again? Have you repented of your sins? Have you accepted Jesus as your personal Lord and Saviour? If not, do it now because you cannot overcome the flesh, the world, or the devil unless you have accepted Jesus as your Lord and Saviour.
It is the Lord Jesus living in you that gives you victory over the flesh and all its works.
This is the first step to victory.
• Have you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Saviour?
• Do you find it difficult to obey God?
Lord Jesus, I thank You sincerely for Your death to save me and to have victory over the flesh. Amen.
For time and eternity, Jesus is all we need.
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