Victory over flesh

victory over flesh

1Thessaonians5:22-24”Abstain from every form of evil. Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.”

A man is a spirit; possess a soul and lives in a body. Physical things go with physical things that’s why we have a physical body so that we can possess physical things.  And spiritual things go with spiritual things.

When we get born again it’s our spirit-being which is born again and it becomes a new creation. The body and soul didn’t change.

Old man had a nature of sin that’s the nature of devil. The center of tree is its root, and the root determines which fruit you will get. So when you are not born again you have a nature of sin and so your fruits will be evil even if you try self-discipline this is because the root has the nature of sin.

You can only produce holiness if your spirit is born again. You cant produce fruit of righteousness with nature of sin. No matter what habit resolution or behaviour modification you do. You can’t change unless you change the root that is the nature.

You take a new nature that is a nature of GOD when you are born again. Spirit man becomes so pure that God came in to live with you and you become one.

Flesh is your body, the way we were thinking with the old man that is the residue of sin left by your old man. When you are saved you are supposed to renew your mind with the word of God.

Your soul should be on side of the spirit man through thinking in the word of God.

Read about Renewing our Minds