Battle between flesh and Spirit

I understand the struggle with sin. I am very familiar with it. It like tug or war. The thing is, you have to do your best to make the winning side. sin wants you, and God also wants you. Sin is offering death and God is offering everlasting life.

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23

Sin may feel good at the moment but you are working upon a payday that is death.

My struggle with sin was not an easy one. I found myself dealing with what Apostle Paul dealt with when he said, So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. Romans 7:21

In order to understand what you’re dealing with, you have to understand sin. you have to know What is sin? What it purpose? Sin is wrong doing. Wrong doing that leads to many consequences. As a child we were taught to differentiate right from wrong. For example: if something was HOT you was taught to not touch it. Some of us had to learn the hard way. OUCH! That experience taught us to learn from our mistakes. Well it suppose to anyway.

we are in a battle with the flesh and the Spirit. Spirit wants to do what’s right but flesh wants to do what’s wrong. Flesh wants what flesh wants and will do whatever it takes to get it. Within your body it’s a raging war with your flesh and your spirit. Flesh want to be in control, Flesh wants dominion over the Spirit, Flesh wants your soul and Flesh survives off of temporary things, Emotions and thoughts. Flesh holds no good things. Our righteous come from the Spirit of GOD! Wrong doing may feel right at the moment but the end results is death.

There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. Proverbs 14:12

I remember going to church every Sunday. I’ll go up to the Alter struggle with dropping my sinS at the Alter. I would leave out the door as I came. I just didn’t have the strength to leave them there. Sin had become a part of me. Sometimes I would leave them only to come back the following Sunday to pick them back up. I felt guilty and convicted all at the same time. Slowly by the Grace of God, I dealt with each sin according. We can’t ignore sin because sin will never go away. We have to DEAL with sin. We can’t hide it because it will remind us daily. It was process but I was slowly making progress with the Help of the lord. when it came down to the bosom sin I had to make a choice to drop it, to leave it at the alter, for forsake it, to hate it. I had to tell myself was my sin worth my relationship with God?🤔 That made it a little better because the Holy Spirit will bring to remembrance:If you love me, you will keep my commandments. John 14:15 That gave me a greater tug to the winning side.

t’s time to give up my bosom sin. bosom sin are sins that’s close to your heart. Sin that you can’t see yourself living without. sin that you love the most. God is greater than any sin and also forgive all sins. He help me and It wasn’t easy. Sin had became a habit. It was a high that kept me running back. it had dominion and it was a fight to evict sin from my life. with the help of the Father, son and Holy Spirit, FLESH had no choice but to bow down and get in submission with the Spirit ofGod.🙌🏾 hallelujah!!!!!!!

God loves us so much that he will use PAIN to shake sin out of our life. Regardless of how long you hold to sin, I’m here to tell you that you will loose. it’s easier to release and surrender to Gods will. you will never win a fight with the “Trinity.” The Father, son and Holy Spirit.

Man may take his hands off of us but the Father love us too much and he will do whatever to save our soul from hell. Choose Whom You Will Serve:Now therefore fear the Lord and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness. Put away the gods that your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:14-15

Father God we petition your throne of Grace asking you to help us surrender to anything that is not of you. lord remove any sin that causes us to sin against you. Lord help us to forsake sin, to hate sin. lord we know you hate sin and we are to hate it also. lord We know that sin separates us from you and apart from you we can do nothing but fail. Lord Help us to release sin from our heart. Any hidden sin that lay doormat in our hearts. Lord we can’t hide those sins from you. The word say, you weigh the heart. You know everything about us. You knew us before the womb, you know how many strings of hairs on your head. We can hide from man but we can’t hide from you. for those of us who have release our sins at the Alter, help us lord to not pick them back up. Everyday it’s a struggle because our sins are always before us, but we know it’s your Grace that give us the strength needed to leave them at the Alter. Lord We know that we have one master and thats you. let no sin rule over our life. Holy Spirit help us to understand what sin is and its purpose. Help us to flee from sin so that we can continue to walk in righteousness for our fathers glory! Help us to be an example to those who have falling into temptation. Lord we know your arms are not too short to save, nor your ears too dull to hear. In Jesus name Amen.In Jesus Name AMEN! Thank God!

No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. Matthew 6:24

Surely the arm of the LORD is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear.Isaiah 59:1

But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear. Isaiah 59:2

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Trusting God in the storm

Jesus Walks on the Water 🌊⛈🌪

Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone,and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it. Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear. But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.“Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water. “Come,” he said.
Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God. Matthew 14:22-33

If I tell you I haven’t been Peter then I would be telling you and myself a lie. Every other day I find the winds against me. No matter how I try to keep my eyes on Jesus I find myself sinking. When The currents and winds come rushing toward me I panic and take our eyes off Jesus. YES, I am of little faith and daily I am struggling to stay afloat. Winds in our life can be anything that cause us to take our eyes off JESUS. Things, situations people, Jobs, thoughts, bills, etc can be our wind. We are human, our Spirts are trapped in these bodies. until death set us free we will forever fight to keep our eyes on Jesus. We will fight to not sink but to trust that the winds are controlled by JESUS and that they don’t last forever. Nothing last forever. Even the seas ceases.

What do we do when we find ourselves sinking?

“But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”

We have to quickly put our eyes back on Jesus ask the Lord to save us.if we don’t we will drown. We can’t fight the winds and currents by ourselves but, we do know someone who can. It’s good that we can call on the lord when we take our eyes off him. Don’t try to fight this battle by yourself because without Jesus it’s a loosing one.

You will NOT have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the LORD will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the LORD will be with you.2 Chronicles 20:17

Imagine If you was drowning, you will throw your hands in the air and signal for help. In distress we are to do the same. as soon as you begin to sink call out on Jesus. The mind/ flesh have us procrastinating to run to God because flesh want us dead. Flesh know it’s a loosing battle and the winds will overtake us.

“Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”

Why do we doubt?

Sometimes our storms perceives itself to be bigger than our GOD. That’s the lie of the carnal mind. We have to remember that GOD is the storm and he controls the storm.

verse 31. It tells us we serve an immediately God. He may not come when we want him to but he’s always on time.

When you call on him, trust that he is coming to see about you. Meanwhile take shelter in the midst of the storm knowing that your Savior is coming. He promised to never leave or forsake you. He’s in the storm with you. He’s watching to see do you trust him to save you.

Father God we ask that you help us to keep our eyes on you. To trust that you are God and God all by yourself. That you controls everything in heaven and on earth. Lord help us to get permission to move as peter did when he asked to get out the boat. Lord if we don’t get permission from you we could possibly drown. Help us to understand that Peter walked on your words. Your words gave him the power to walk on water. Your word is the safe haven that we need, your word is the life saver we need, your word is the boat that fight against the currents and so much more. Lord we thank you for being an immediately God, we thank you for all that you’re doing in our life and all that you are about to do. Lord help us to embrace our storms knowing that we want be the same walking out. That the storm will make us stronger, the storm will teach us how to take shelter and trust no one but you. In Jesus name we pray, AMEN, Thank God.

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6

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Evaluation

the god of this age have blind the minds of unbelievers.

Lower case god= Satan.

God has given Satan dominion over unbelievers. Those who don’t belong to him. Those who don’t keep his commandments. Consequently, faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ. When you HEAR him, FEAR him and keep his Commandments then you are a seed of Abraham.

Romans 10:17. He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God. John 8:47. When you hear him You but don’t do what he say you are an unbeliever.

Just like that. ☝🏾

Many who don’t keep his commandments say they belong to God but are being deceived by their own mind. you don’t believe in the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob. If you did you would keep his commandments.

I once belong to the god of this world. YES! I thought I belong to God but I didn’t keep his commandments. I was being deceived by my own self. Satan has tricked the minds of unbelievers to believe that they can be hearers of God word and still be saved. But that’s a lie. Action is the moment of truth you can speak out your mouth all day long but until you do it it means nothing

The word say, IF you love me you will keep my commandments. John 14:15. If you love God you will do as he command.

Example: It’s easy to tell a person you love them without showing action of that love. If you love me, show me in your action. Words are ok but words and actions are even better.

evaluate who you really belong to because you may not belong to God but the god of this world. Remember The mind is deceitful. The bible tells us that the heart is deceitful and the mind is carnal. they don’t submit to Gods law. The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God, it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. Romans 8:7.

Jeremiah 17:9“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”
Are you an unbeliever?

if so you may want to Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve” Joshua 24:15

Choose Righteousness, choose God & his son Jesus. Make the sacrifice to release anything that will keep you from living again. Who don’t want everlasting life? Who don’t want immortality? Choose the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob over the god of this world.

Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death. John 8:51

Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash. Matthew‬ ‭7:24-27‬ ‭NIV‬‬

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The fall is beneficial

At the very beginning of my Christian walk I fell. not physically but into temptation. Satan wiggle a bait and instantly I grabbed it. I didn’t speak to the bait by telling it what thy said the lord. I was a babe in Christ and was just learning. as I sat in my despair God sent a messenger. The messenger knew right off that I had fallen into temptation and he said, don’t think you are or will ever be perfect on this journey. He said that we are to mature in Christ but we are human and we do make mistakes but we don’t continue in sin. Romans 6:1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?” that one conversation changed my whole life. I learn to get back up at that moment. He taught me to never think I’m so strong that I want fall. we should never be deceive by self into thinking we want fall. God is our strength and I always acknowledge that Apart from him I can do nothing. Apart from him I am nothing. Daily I ask God to keep me. keep me in his Grace, keep me in his will, keep me faithful to him and myself. Ohhh wee I tell ya it’s a hold your mule task when the mule is acting up. Lol! But his Grace is sufficient and can hold down anything. I pray for everyone strength because being trapped in a body and wrestling with flesh is not easy. Paul said in Romans 7:20
Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it. It was a battle for Paul because he wrestle with flesh. We have to put flesh under subjection. But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway. 1 Corinthian 9:27. Living is not easy as most claim. God knew it would be a race for us, that why he let Jesus run it first. We must pray for each other strength that flesh does not get weak and fall into temptation. I’ve seen the strongest people fall victim to flesh. We must keep focus on Jesus and learn his word. His word is our tool that we use as a weapon to fight the demons and evils of this world. As we mature in Christ we learn that his word is what we use toward the enemy who try to pull us out of God’s will. My fall as a babe help me to understand my walk as a Christian. I learn from my mistake and got back up by the Grace of God and return to my race. I learn That I’m not perfect but strive toward perfection. God want me to mature. James 1:4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. My falls have help me mature into who I am today. Glory to God! Satan know his time is short here on earth and that he want get another chance and he tempts us so that we will miss our chance. But we must be strong in the lord. Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Ephesians 6:10 we must recognize the power that is in us. You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 1 John 4:4 we must know that God defeated Satan and daily with his word we can do the same.

I pray that this bless someone. That you continue to grow in Christ and follow his lead. In Jesus name Amen. 💕💕💕💕💕

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Father knows best

Trusting God when he say NO, or not right now can be a hard pill to swallow. I have to remind myself that father knows best! God knows what’s best for us. He knows what lies ahead and even though we can’t see what’s ahead he can. we have to trust that he has gone before us making our crooked places straight. we are to trust him and know that he’s working for our good. Romans 8:28 tell us “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” If you know you love the lord and you keep his command then you can rest in his promise. God ALWAYS keeps his promises. Any Father wants what’s best for his children. He will protect us by any mean necessary even if that mean NO. sometimes his NO doesn’t necessary mean No, it could possibly mean not right now. Let me share two incidents that happen to me. One time I applied for a job and I didn’t get the job. I remember driving home crying feeling like a complete failure. Two years later the same job called and offered me the job. even though I turn it down, God allowed it to come back around. 2nd time I applied for a job and didn’t get it. About 3 years later I saw on the News that the company was closing down. God protected me from being unemployed. One incident the answer was NO for my protection and the other was Not right now because of timing. God know what’s ahead of us. Isaiah 55:8 say, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. Even when we can’t see and all we feel is pain we are to trust God’s plan. His plan doesn’t always feel good but I assure his promises are always for our benefit. He’s the potter and we are the clay.

Father God we know that you do everything for a reason and we know that you love us so much that you will say no to protect us from hurt, harm and danger. Lord give us strength to trust you even when we can’t see. Lord it’s not easy trusting you when you say no or not right now, but we know that it is for our good. Lord help us to not move on our own because we know the flesh is impatient and want to rush the process but we know that the process is necessary for our growth. lord help us to understand that you are GOD and can do all things but fail. Help us to understand that You hold the keys to every lock and unlock door and it’s nothing for you to open one of those doors on our behalf. lord since you are keeping the doors lock help us understand that we can’t handle what’s behind the door right now and your NO is only for our benefit. In Jesus name. Amen.

James 1:2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

Isaiah 45:2 I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron:”

Isaiah 64:8 Yet you, LORD, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.

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Trusting God when He takes something or someone from us

When I was around 15 I witness pain so deep when God took this woman child. I still remember sitting outside watching the lady as she screamed & cried asking WHY? I felt that lady pain as a child. I can only imagine the pain if God gave me a child and one day say, hey I need my child back. That woman pain planted a memory in my head that will never go away. she was broken and at that moment her world was turned upside down. God have the tendency to turn our world upside down. This season of anyone life has to be the most difficult season ever. to TRUST God when it feel like he have forsaken You.

where are you God? Why did you do this? Why me God? after all the why’s we must learn to trust God. God is ALL powerful. He can do ALL things BUT fail. Even when we don’t understand we must continue to trust this man name GOD! remember job lost everything and yet he trusted God.

Job 1:13-22

Job Loses His Property and Children:

Now there was a day when his sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house; and a messenger came to Job and said, “The oxen were plowing and the donkeys feeding beside them, when the Sabeans raided them and took them away indeed they have killed the servants with the edge of the sword; and I alone have escaped to tell you! While he was still speaking, another also came and said, “The fire of God fell from heaven and burned up the sheep and the servants, and consumed them; and I alone have escaped to tell you!” While he was still speaking, another also came and said, “The Chaldeans formed three bands, raided the camels and took them away, yes, and killed the servants with the edge of the sword; and I alone have escaped to tell you! While he was still speaking, another also came and said, “Your sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house, and suddenly a great wind came from across the wilderness and struck the four corners of the house, and it fell on the young people, and they are dead; and I alone have escaped to tell you!” Then Job arose, tore his robe, and shaved his head; and he fell to the ground and worshiped. And he said: Naked I came from my mother’s womb, And naked shall I return there. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; Blessed be the name of the Lord.”In all this Job did not sin nor charge God with wrong.

I understand that until the pain become personal a person can’t really relate. But what I can tell you is that God is still to be praised in the midst of the storm. He’s the king of Kings, lord of Lords. He controls everything under the sun and above the heavens. This man controls the air we breath. He can do what He want because He’s God. we must trust what we can’t understand. We must Job this thing out to the end. Speak into the atmosphere, thou you slay me, I will still trust you.

Don’t try to understand Gods ways because the word say, Isaiah 55:9 As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

The mind will have us thinking God is the enemy when he takes something from us. God is the one who gave it to us in the first place. Regardless if it’s a child or whatever we must trust God. Jeremiah 1:5 I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations. That just show you that I belong to God before my parents. Let the devil know that you’re team JESUS to the end and you will trust him even when you don’t understand.

I encourage you to
Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. Colossians 3:2

There’s someone in heaven you want. 😊 continue to trust God, continue to run your race until you see their face.

The mind/ Emotions want to keep us sad, depressed, miserable and questioning God. Satan preys off of our pain. Don’t give him the opportunity because he knows what’s in heaven waiting on us. He want you to believe that it’s over and that’s a LIE!

When we keep our mind set on God, he keeps us in perfect peace. Focus on his many promises throughout the bible.

Earth is not our home. This is a temporary place. Our permanent address is Heaven. Our true citizenship is with our Father. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be. Matthew 6:21

Father God teach us how to trust you when we feel like you have failed us. Teach us to how to go on without what or who we can’t let go. Lord give us the assurance that you will never leave us or forsake us. Lord help us to feel your true Agape love. Lord help us to believe beyond words that our love ones are with you in heaven. 2 Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. Lord help us to die to flesh so we can see with our spiritual eyes the path which you have set before us. lord help us to run our race and keep our eyes on you. Lord you said, when we are weak, you are strong. be our strength lord in weakness. lord we know apart from you we can do nothing. Lord give us your peace. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7 lord one day when it’s all over, we will rejoice in heaven with our love ones. Lord if it was up to us we will never give back our love ones. But again, we know you loved them first in JESUS name. AMEN!!!

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Be obedient to the lords voice

I hear people say God woke them at the wee hours of the morning to spend time with him. I usually think to myself, that’s good for you and the lord. I never had interest walking up that time of the morning. the last two Mornings he woke me at the wee hour. Day one I laid there still refusing to get up. I’m not going to justify my actions but tell on myself before Satan do. this morning when he woke me I almost repeated yesterday but instead, I God up and went to my word. 2 Corinthian 4 to be exact. When I tell you God knows our heart & every thought. He knows everything about us. I am saying this greater than the words I type but speaking faith. The lord made this personal for me and I’m grateful! I Had to repent of flesh. My sins are always before me. flesh try to get us to miss out on the lord. Flesh don’t want us to hear from our father at all. I’m here to tell you,if God wakes you up earlier than usual to spend time with him, don’t hesitate, get up. Our Father loves us and want to spend time with us. I believe he wake us so early before the day unfold because he know we will get so busy through out the day that his voice become faint. verse 7 say we have this light shinning in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that the power that is at work in us is GOD & not us. I thank God for showing flesh up. Flesh hold no good things. Flesh is lazy, disobedient, and so much more. My prayer is that we continue to be obedient to the Spirit of God. That we rebuke the flesh and bring it into subjection.

But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway. 1 Corinthian 9:27

You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 1 John 4:4

When You reject the leading of Christ, you follow your fleshy waste instead. Then, you begin to loose your closeness with Christ. You do this because you have loved a lie rather Than the truth. 

Continue to look to the hill which comes all of your help. All of our help comes from the lord. Psalm 121:1☺️

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