Today's Devotion |Wed| [ESCAPE FROM THE SNARE OF THE FLESH (I)]

MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE DAILY DEVOTIONAL


ESCAPE FROM THE SNARE OF THE FLESH (I)


FIRE SCRIPTURE: Galatians 5:13-21


MEMORY VERSE:

Galatians 5:16 "This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh."


PRAISE WORSHIP: Take a worship song as led by the Holy Spirit


THE MESSAGE:

The snare of the flesh refers to the human nature with its corrupt desires, resistance to God and insistence on going its own way. This has been in effect ever since the first man and woman disobeyed God and allowed sin to enter into the world and infest mankind (Genesis 3).


The sinful nature remains in Christians, even after they give their lives and decided to follow Jesus Christ. It continues as their deadly enemy battles against their spirit. The Bible says that "to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God" (Romans 8:6-8).


Anyone who continues to yield to the sinful nature cannot be a part of God's Kingdom. For this reason, this sinful nature must be resisted and put to death spiritually through a spiritual battle that Christians must fight and win through the power of the Holy Spirit. Galatians 5:17 affirms "For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would."


The act of the flesh are enumerated in our Text for today. They are the normal nature of the unregenerated heart because he finds nothing strange in committing adultery or fornication and giving pleasure to his flesh "But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth" (1 Timothy 5:6).


Beloved, our Memory Verse has enjoined us, "Walk in the spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh." You must serve God in spirit, because God is a spirit. You must not give room to satan to rule your life through the flesh, because carnality is equal to death. Come to God today and you will not fulfil the lust of the flesh.


MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE:

It takes the power of the Holy Spirit to break the tyranny of the flesh.


PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:

EVERY GRIP OF UNGODLY POWER OVER YOUR LIFE SHALL BREAK, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.


PRAYER POINTS:


MORNING

1. Every spirit of carnality, depart from my life, in the name of Jesus.

2. Spirit of the Living God, fall afresh on me, melt me and remould me, in the name of Jesus.

3. Power to keep my body under control, fall upon me, in the name of Jesus. 


EVENING

4. O Lord, my Father, help me to be disciplined in every area of my life, in the name of Jesus.

5. Every spirit of disobedience in me, disappear, in the name of Jesus.

6. O God, arise and reveal to me the indepth knowledge of Yourself, in the name of Jesus.

7. Spirit of rebellion, I will not give you expression, come out of my life, in the name of Jesus.


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Samuel 24; 1 Chronicles 21-22; Psalms 30


SOURCE: MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE is a daily devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries Worldwide)

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