Blog Post 1/14/23
THE ONGOING WAR BETWEEN THE SPIRIT AND THE FLESH
Galatians 5:17 (KJV) “For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.”
Below is a diagram of the 3 dimensions of man, Spirit, Soul and Body/Flesh:
SPIRIT ===========>>>>> ((( SOUL ))) <<<<<=========== FLESH
Your soul is made up of your mind, will and emotions. This part of you is where you reason, feel and make choices. Have you heard it said, the battleground is in the mind? Can you see on this chart how? Your spirit man is putting pressure on your mind, and your flesh is putting pressure also?
If your mind is renewed with the Word of God, your soul will get into agreement with and choose to line up with your spirit. Two out of three parts of you constitutes a majority. Your will gets to vote which part he will side in with and which part will dominate you.
If your mind is not renewed with the Word of God, your soul will usually line up with your flesh. Unfortunately, “in our flesh lies no good thing,” Romans 7:18, (KJV). But when we are “transformed by the renewing of our minds,” Romans 12:2, our minds and wills line up and agree with the Word of God, and we choose to do the right thing.
The more we learn to be doers of the Word, the more reliable our wills become. This a conscious thing we need to be aware of and take on the responsibility for. May we always exalt God’s Word in our lives!! Amen.