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THE TOPIC OF OPEN HEAVENS FOR 31ST AUGUST 2020 IS “THE ENEMY WITHIN”
MEMORISE: 1 Corinthians 9:27
However I preserve beneath my physique, and convey it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I’ve preached to others, I personally needs to be a castaway.
READ: Galatians 5:16-26 (KJV)
16. This I say then, Stroll within the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
17. For the flesh lusteth in opposition to the Spirit, and the Spirit in opposition to the flesh; and these are opposite the one to the opposite; in order that ye can’t do the issues that ye would.
18. But when ye be led of the Spirit, ye usually are not beneath the regulation.
19. Now the works of the flesh are manifest, that are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
20. Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
21. Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like; of the which I inform you earlier than, as I’ve additionally informed you in time previous, that they which do such issues shall not inherit the dominion of God.22. However the fruit of the Spirit is love, pleasure, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, religion,
23. Meekness, temperance; in opposition to such there isn’t any regulation.
24. And so they which might be Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
25. If we reside within the Spirit, allow us to additionally stroll within the Spirit.
26. Allow us to not be desirous of useless glory, frightening each other, envying each other.
Many individuals suppose that the best enemy of man is the satan. Sure, the satan is an enemy of man as a result of he hates every thing beloved by God and God loves man. Nonetheless, the satan is just not man’s best enemy. The elders say that if the enemy inside can’t kill a person, the enemy with out wouldn’t be capable of both.
The best enemy of man is the enemy inside the flesh. By flesh, I don’t imply your bodily flesh, however your worldly wishes. You need to not lose the battle in opposition to the flesh as such a loss would outcome within the computerized defeat in different battles of life.
The flesh will inform you to not pray regardless that the Bible says “Pray with out ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17). The flesh will inform you to not quick regardless that Jesus mentioned “When ye quick…” (Matthew 6:16) not “If ye quick”. The flesh will inform you to not witness regardless that Jesus mentioned the department that doesn’t bear fruit shall be reduce off (John 15:2).
The flesh will inform you to not give regardless that Luke 6:38 says “Give and it shall be given unto you…” The flesh will inform you to spend your tithe regardless that Malachi three:Eight-10 says for those who don’t pay your tithe, you’re a robber. The flesh will inform you to commit sin regardless that the Bible says those who sin are of the satan (1 John three:Eight).
The best victory of all is the victory over the flesh and to have it, you want to always say No to its wishes. Doing the need of the flesh could appear pleasurable for now, however imagine me, it could in the end deliver sorrow. King David determined to indulge the flesh for simply at some point and the outcome was killings upon killings in his family (2 Samuel 11, 12).
Up till immediately; the sword has not left Israel. Romans Eight:5-6 says:
“For they which might be after the flesh do thoughts the issues of the flesh; however they which might be after the Spirit the issues of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is loss of life; however to be spiritually minded is life and peace.”
When subsequent the flesh involves you with its enticements, say: “Pleasure to the sensible; pleasure to me. I refuse to be a idiot!”
PRAYER POINT: Lord, give me the grace to win the battle over my flesh and to reside solely based on the Spirit within the mighty identify of Jesus.
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