In exploring this verse from Matthew's Gospel, I really think it to be beneficial to find out just how weak the flesh is. It has been mentioned by some as being the actual enemy of the Spirit of God dwells within us and scriptural reference has been made about this Galatians 5:17. Why? Why is the flesh so weak? The flesh; ...an enemy?
One of the clearest portraits of the true condition of the flesh that we wear may be seen in that passage of scripture that speaks of the change that will take place in our bodies in 2nd Corinthians 15. Hey, let's take a look!
The flesh that we wear is corrupted. I say it like this sometimes, when you
got saved... your flesh *didn't. No, not at all the flesh remains completely
sole out to Satan and seeks to fill its own desires, not those of our Heavenly
Father. Here's another clear difference as shown from Galatians 5;
There they are... completely juxtaposed in the Bible. Not only that but we receive the instruction to crucify flesh and this means our flesh. The flesh is corrupted, it is our enemies as children of God and what we must do is place our ungodly flesh under the subjection of the Spirit of God whom dwells within us. In the last post I mentioned this quote I once heard;
"A mature Christian realizes that his or her real enemy is their own flesh."
Here's another... from that same broadcast I heard;
"A true Christian is a walking civil war."
|Web Author:Michael Stevenson Updated: 12/17/2004 1:26PM|