Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Crucifying the Flesh

i know i cant be the only struggler here. i know i cant be the only one who deeply desires for this flesh to be gone, to be one with my Christ and to just live daily with His mind and Spirit with me constantly - but it is hard! i truely feel like Paul when he struggled with his flesh in Romans 7, when he wants to do good but before he realizes it he's doing bad again!! but praise God that before he is done he says;

Rom 7:24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
Rom 7:25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.
Rom 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Rom 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
Rom 8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
Rom 8:4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

the law which was 'flesh deep' couldnt reach the heart of man. but when Christ came - the law of the Spirit of life went deeper to the spirit of man, to the point where we can be changed .. transformed! (Rom 12:2) now we knw its more than feeling that youve crucified the flesh (and im talking to myself here) we have to come boldly (Heb 4:16) and have faith in the name of Christ, in the action of Christ, in the purpose of Christ - that He is gonna do what He came to do! and one of those things is to glorify Himself which he would be doing if we would allow Him to transform us. the Spirit would not tell us to crucify the flesh (Gal 5:24) if it were not possible. so let us put the devil under our feet and know that God made the way and we need not complicate it! lets get on our knees and trust the Lord.

Psa 37:5 Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

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