DON’T TRUST FLESH

​Matthew 26:41 …the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. 

The spirit is willing: You are predisposed (always ready) in your spirit by the Holy Spirit to obey God. You are strong in your spirit by the Holy Spirit. 
The flesh is weak: The weakness of the flesh is it’s susceptibility to sin and it’s inability to obey God.

Remember what Romans 8:8-9 says,” So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. But all of you are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you.”

 

However,Galatians 5:16-17 says,

This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, (let the Spirit make the decision) and all of you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these  are contrary the one to the other: so that all of you cannot do the things that all of you would. 

But thanks be to God you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you, Phil 4:13. “AND THEY THAT ARE CHRIST’S HAVE CRUCIFIED THE FLESH WITH THE AFFECTIONS AND LUSTS. IF WE LIVE IN THE SPIRIT,LET US ALSO WALK IN THE SPIRIT”{Galatians 5:24~25}.

Blessed you are and blessed you will always be and to God be all the glory. Amen!

THE COST OF DISOBEDIENCE 

​when we disobey the commands of the Bible,we are rebelling  against God .

So Samuel said: “Has the Lord  as  great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, As in obeying the voice of the Lord ? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to heed than the fat of rams. For rebellion is  as the sin of witchcraft, And stubbornness is  as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord , He also has rejected you from being king.”[ Samuel 15:22‭-‬23].

Then the Lord said: “I have pardoned, according to your word; but truly, as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord — because all these men who have seen My glory and the signs which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have put Me to the test now these ten times, and have not heeded My voice, they certainly shall not see the land of which I swore to their fathers, nor shall any of those who rejected Me see it. But My servant Caleb, because he has a different spirit in him and has followed Me fully, I will bring into the land where he went, and his descendants shall inherit it”,[Numbers 14:20‭-‬24].

But this is what I commanded them, saying, ‘Obey My voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be My people. And walk in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well with you.’ Yet they did not obey or incline their ear, but followed the counsels and the dictates of their evil hearts, and went backward and not forward. Since the day that your fathers came out of the land of Egypt until this day, I have even sent to you all My servants the prophets, daily rising up early and sending them.  Yet they did not obey Me or incline their ear, but stiffened their neck. They did worse than their fathers. “Therefore you shall speak all these words to them, but they will not obey you. You shall also call to them, but they will not answer you. “So you shall say to them, ‘This is a nation that does not obey the voice of the Lord their God nor receive correction. Truth has perished and has been cut off from their mouth”.(Jeremiah 7:23‭-‬28]