THE DESIRE OF THE FLESH
God bless you dear brothers and sisters in the Lord. May the good Lord strengthen you and meet you at the point of your needs and desires. We give you thanks Lord for your love and for your mercy and for your grace upon us for the year 2021. We acknowledge you Lord for who you are to us.
In the book of 1 John 2:15-17. God said we should not love the world or anything in the world, if anyone love the world, the love for the father is not in them. For everything in the world, the lust of the flesh comes not from the father but from the world. For the world and its desire pass away, but whoever that does the will of God lives forever.
The word of God says that we should not live as the world lives. The world lives by what they see, they believe only on the things taught by men. The world is carried away with Satan desires and pleasures. But we as a children of God should not allow ourselves to be entice with the things of the world. We should not allow the things of this world to control our mind and senses. We are to master over them.
And the only way for us to be able to master over the desire of the flesh and his passion is when we are filled with the power of prayer and the truth of the word of God. We cannot overcome the flesh and his evil passion when we are lazy and weak in mind and lukewarm in spirit, but we become overcomer over the sinful pleasure when we devoted ourselves to fervent aggressive prayer against Satan and his evil schemes and weapons against our life and Spirit. Then believe me brethren, nothing in heaven or in earth shall or would be able to stand against us. For we are more than conqueror through the power in Christ Jesus at work within us.
For God did not call us to be weak and lazy and lukewarm, but to be filled with strength and power to uproot and tear down every power of the dark world. And pull down every imaginations and strongholds of the evil ones.
Apart from this truth, we cannot escape the net and trap of the evil ones against our spiritual and physical life. Brethren, buckle up the belt of prayer and cover yourself with the breastplate of God's word. For what we are fighting are not flesh and blood, they are wicked spirit in the heavily realm.
Wake up brethren, strengthen the feeble knee and be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
May the peace of God be with you always.
Yours in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Pastor Kollins Arthur.