SCRIPTURE: For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. Romans 7:18-19.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: When a mature man is being controlled by the container of dust called the flesh, it is a miserable existence.
Our anchor Scripture makes it clear that the flesh is the enemy of godliness.
That is why a life that is controlled by the flesh cannot say “No” to sin.
For example, a lady that cannot say “No” to a man ends up as a prostitute and could later contract sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV/AIDS and eventually end up in hellfire, if she doesn’t repent.
Similarly, a man whose flesh is ruled by immorality and alcoholism stands to be ruined on earth and in eternity. A person ruled by the flesh will be ruined on earth and in eternity except they repent.
A person who is ruled by the flesh does not care about the consequences of their actions. Whether it hurts God or it hurts the other person. It is like a man who is out to rape a lady or the armed robber who is out to steal and kill. They don’t care who is hurt by their action. As long as it pleases their flesh, they go for it. It is such a regrettable life; a life of destruction in time and in eternity.
It is a miserable thing for the flesh to be in charge of a man’s life.
When a mature man is being controlled by the container of dust called the flesh, it is a miserable existence. He can abandon his wife at home just to be together in a hotel with a strange woman. It is a miserable thing. He cannot pay his children’s school fees because of a lustful, sinful and wasteful appetite that is governing his life. It is a miserable life.
Beloved, determine never to be in this category of those whose lives are controlled by their fleshly desires and appetites. Ask for the wisdom of God to give you revelation on how to discipline your flesh and bring it under control.
Remember this: When a mature man is being controlled by the container of dust called the flesh, it is a miserable existence.
1. Go through today’s message.
2. Do not allow the flesh to control you.
3. Walk in the Spirit always.
PRAYER: Thank You Lord for Your Word to me today. I receive the grace to walk in the Spirit and not to satisfy the desires of the flesh, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE BEGINNING OF WISDOM – THE FEAR OF GOD (PART 2).
QUOTE: When the rate at which a person masters and conquers his flesh increases, the rate of his progress also increases. Culled from, “21 FOOLISH THINGS PEOPLE DO” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Mark 14-16.
AMAZING FACT: The giant Pacific octopus has three hearts, nine brains and blue blood! Two hearts pump blood to the gills, while a larger heart circulates blood to the rest of the body.
PROPHETIC WORD/DECLARATION: I decree that the grip of the flesh over your life is broken in Jesus’ Name.