The Flesh Must Die

”But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.“ - Romans‬ 13‬:14‬ KJV‬‬

The definition of provision is, “to provide with needed materials such as food.” This type of provision allows life to continue.

The problem is we are to crucify the flesh. In other words, your flesh must die. If you don’t feed your flesh, something else rises up. Your spirit man becomes stronger in the things of God and weaker to the things of this world. Not providing the flesh what it wants makes it weaker and easier for your spirit to remain submitted to the will of the Father.

As adults or being labeled grown, we tend to consult our own opinions about the choices we make. I like how Jessica described adults. She said “adults are big children without parents.”

The flesh feels as though it doesn’t need anyone’s help or input about its life. It has it under control. Really, your flesh is just a child’s temper tantrum who only wants its way. It’s immature and impatient. But unlike the children we give birth to, you are not responsible for feeding it. I know this may sound harsh, but Your flesh is supposed to die.

You must remember that you have a father who sees and knows all about you. As we worship him in spirit and in truth, we become more dependent upon him. You’re not grown in His eyes. He takes pleasure in taking care of you and guiding you. We are His little children and unless we come to Him as such, we will not enter the kingdom.

”Verily I say unto you, whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.“ - Mark‬ 10‬:15‬ KJV‬‬

Remember, you’re a child yourself. If you wouldn’t  expect a child to make the right decisions for you, don’t trust your flesh. Your flesh is an unruly child that you will never be able to tame or train on your own. Crucify the flesh and your spirit man will begin to soar.

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