October 10th, 2018
Carnal Clucking and Contention on This Earth
James 4:1 (KJB) From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?
Oh, the fighting and wars that rage on in the weakness of our flesh. A child of God desires to do the right thing in his heart, but a spiritual war adamantly rages in his flesh. Though he or she has been quickened with new spiritual life his or her flesh is still alive and kicking things up into such a foolish fuss!
A man’s carnal desires at work in his old dead spiritual flesh threaten and contend for control of his mind and heart even after he has opened the gift of Christ through faith. The pull of his flesh does not just automatically shrivel up and die upon his spiritual regeneration. A man will remain physically alive in the flesh giving refuge to his new spiritual heart condition on this earth until such time God sees fit to return to this earth or allow for his physical death (Revelation 1:18).
It is true, spiritual skirmishes and wars involving the flesh are continually ignited by the god of this world and they will continue to rage for as long as a man remains physically alive on this earth. However, God has already received eternal victory in this battle of the flesh. His power and presence at work in the heart of a regenerate man is more than enough to conquer the desires of his flesh as he lives on this earth.
God has divinely taken care of all the clucking and contention of sin and the flesh through the supernatural power and presence of His Son’s death upon the cross at Calvary and one day all fighting in the flesh will be perpetually silenced for every genuine child of God.
A quickened alive man has already received battle gear and shares in God’s final victory over sin, death, and the pull of his flesh through faith. Though a man will face many contentious spiritual battles while physically alive on this earth. God has paved his eternal pathway to heaven for bringing rest and peace to his soul.