The Spirit vs. the flesh

For the flesh lusts against The Spirit, and The Spirit against the flesh; and these two are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.
(Galatians 5:17)

What a battle, struggling against yourself, against your bones, your skin, your thoughts, and your feelings. There is no compatibility with the spiritual versus the natural. Human beings are driven by their senses, sight, sound, touch, taste. The hungers of humanity and the deceptions that cover what is right and what is wrong. We are living in an age, where everything and anything goes. We can defile ourselves with most anything. There is a wicked and beguiling spirit, alive, breathing blasphemy against what is Holy. People may not be punished any longer, as in the days of the Old Covenant when men and women were stoned to death. There is a new kind of Christian, the pseudo-Christian, who cloaks himself in a sort of “Love” that “Love is tolerance of everything.” For the sake of peace and love, The Church must tolerate eveything, whether holy or unholy, everything is to be eaten, even if it has been offered to demons, we must eat so much crow. This is the fallacy, this is the belief system, this is the pseudo-Christianity that has swallowed the planet. Every faith has worth, whether or not they Honour Jesus. As long as they mention Jesus as prophet or angel, or a good man. Notice every religion lifts some sort of homage to Jesus Christ. No other is mentioned in every major religion. Why? God is The Alpha and The Omega. Even those who worship demons, curse blasphemies against The Holy One. He is even mentioned in heavy metal music.

This is an evil age. Redeem the time! Wake up! There is Immorality masquerading as love. Every age has had its share of immorality. But at no other time was immorality lifted up as hero upon so many shoulders. Every immorality is celebrated, and feasts are dedicated to the sins of the flesh. Violence is glorified! Never has the cinema celebrated torture, sick and gruesome tortures as entertainment. Men sit back in the dark, licking their lips, vicariously living the sins of murder. Then we ask ourselves, why is there so much violence in our society? When the culture is saturated with the most wicked, and merciless tortures on screen. There is such pity for evil these days. People feel sorry for those who have murdered sitting on death row. “FREE THEM” "FREE THEM, IN THE NAME OF HUMANITY, FREE THEM! Some even have the audacity to ask, that they be freed in THE NAME OF JESUS!

Woe to us, who celebrate and pity vile acts. Mind you, we hope that every sinner would repent! But no, people want Jesus and heaven without repentance. They want to storm Heaven with their bodily fluids, with the multiplicity of their sins, and celebrate their vile acts. We do not worship the flesh, but surrender it to The Lord Jesus. Who was put to death for the deeds of the flesh. Crucified! He was tortured horrifically, nailed to a tree, to the Cross. Railroad spikes tore out chunks of His Flesh! Suspended on beams, naked, not even a cloth, to cover His Holy Body, He was made a spectacle before all. He Paid, to Put to Death The Deeds of your Flesh. Which is seething with every evil. It is not beautiful to commit adultery for the sake of what you assume to be love, and leave your spouse, and expect God, Holy God to bless you! Go hide under a rock. Say with the people in Revelation, who said to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the Face of Him, who sits on The Throne and from The Wrath of The Lamb.” (Revelation 6:16)

The flesh is at odds with The Spirit. The Spirit cannot condone nor compromise with the flesh, and neither can you, if you Love The Holy Lord Jesus. The flesh will lie to you. Our minds will lie to us, deceive us and trick us, just as Eve was deceived In The Garden of Eden, when she trusted the serpent, instead of obeying God. She wanted what she imagined to be the tastiest piece of fruit, her lust for what was forbidden, for she believed the taste would be sweeter than any other fruit. She bit into the piece of fruit, and realized it was bitter. The flesh entices with promises of Enjoyment and Pleasures. But when it is all said and done with, when the deeds of the flesh are committed, the consequences are always dire. Indulging the flesh, taking fire to the bosom, entertaining sin, damaging the senses, comes with an extremely high price tag.

Cutting the flesh into ribbons, either with a physical knife or with a poisonous blade infects your heart. The thoughts heed more to the wants of the flesh, numbed, until the practice of sin is a way of life. It no longer brings pleasure, as it might have in the beginning. Suddenly, there are chains upon your soul, addictions consume and ravish your senses with a madness. A madness that you cannot by yourself stop. Like a meth addict, every sin requires the flesh to be picked at until it is picked clean. There is no safe sin. There is no such thing as practicing safe sex. Sex is not safe if it is not practiced within the confines of Holy Matrimony between one man and one woman! Oh people, there is no such thing as consentual sex between two consenting adults. You may consent, but you were not given permission. God has the final say every time. It is He who created us, and not we ourselves.

What is the Final Say?

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked;
for whatever a man sows, that he will also
For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh,
reap corruption, but he who sows to The Spirit
will of The Spirit reap everlasting life."

(Galatians 6:7-8)

The Spirit vs. the flesh

Matty B. Duran

Joined July 2009

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“The heart is deceitful above all things,
And desperately wicked;
Who can know it?
I, The Lord, search the heart,
I test the mind,
Even to give every man according to his ways,
According to the fruit of his doings.

(Jeremiah 17:9-10)

“Now the works of the flesh are evident,
which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness,
idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies,
outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions,
dissension, heresies,
envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and
the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just
I also told you in time past, that those who
practice such things will not inherit the kindgom of God
But the fruit of The Spirit is love, joy, peace,
longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
gentleness, self-control. Against such there
is no law.
And those who are Christ’s have crucified
the flesh with its passions and desires.
If we live in The Spirit, let us also walk in
The Spirit.”

(Galatians 5:19-25)

“For those who live according to the flesh set
their minds on the things of the flesh, but those
who live according to The Spirit, the things of
The Spirit.”
For to be carnally minded is death, but to
be spiritually minded is life and peace.
Because the carnal mind is enmity against
God; for it is not subject to The Law of God,
nor indeed can be.
So then, those who are in the flesh cannot
please God."

“But you are not in the flesh, but in The Spirit.
If indeed The Spirit of God dwells in you. Now
if anyone does not have The Spirit of Christ
he is not His.”
And if Christ is in you, the body is dead
becaue of sin, but The Spirit is life because of righteousness."
But if The Spirit of Him who raised Jesus
from the dead dwells in you. He who rasied
Christ from the dead will also give life to your
mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells
in you.
Therefore, brethren, we are debtors—not to
the flesh, to live according to the flesh.
For if you live according to the flesh you
will die; but if by The Spirit you put to death
the deeds of the body, you will live.
For as many as are led by The Spirit of God,
these are the sons of God."

(Romans 8:5-14)

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