October 27th, 2018
The Rule of Human Nature is at Work in This World
Romans 7:21 (KJB) I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.
The nature of our pesky flesh can drive an indecisive man mad! A man who decidedly vacillates back and forth from following things of God to being led astray by the god of this world is setting himself up for a spiritual roller coaster and certain spiritual disaster.
The Apostle Paul is driving home the point in this verse. Though his regenerated heart desires to serve God the god of this world and sin are ever present in his weak and wobbly flesh. When he desires with his heart to please God, the devil is tirelessly knocking at his fleshly door. Not only knocking but beating him down, trying to weaken his resolve with continual pounding on his flesh.
You and I can totally relate with our own battle of the flesh. Though the nature of our heart has been changed and made spiritually new, our flesh remains a tough spiritual battleground. Until a person is present in the eternal realm with God his flesh is the arena where many spiritual skirmishes will take place. But, thank God He did not leave us alone in this skin stadium to face these battles. He gave us everything we need to be a spiritual success and to obtain victory over our sin and our flesh.
His divine battle plan can be found in His Word by reading the book of Ephesians chapter six, along with reading applying many other scripture verses for our learning scattered throughout His Word.
God gave every man exactly what he needs, through His Son Jesus Christ, to be victorious in battle of his flesh as he sojourns in this world. Once a man enters the eternal realm in his redeemed spirit, his flesh returns to the ground on this earth and these flesh battles are over.