Romans 7:14-25"14For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin. 15For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. 16If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good. 17Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. 18For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. 19For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. 20Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. 21I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. 22For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: 23But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. 24O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? 25I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin."
Oh, how I enjoy reading this scripture. I really didn't like it before. It felt like a serious tongue twister. But all of that was because I didn't really comprehend what it was saying. Since God has given me the understanding of it, I could do nothing but agree with it. We all go through spiritual battles. Some days are worse than others, but it's always there. ( ergo the need of dying to self daily)
We were born into sin. Seems like we spend the rest of our lives battling......mind and flesh. Our minds want to follow God and do what's right and our flesh......oh, our flesh just doesn't want to give up.
But thank you Jesus! We have an awesome God who can help us in our battle....without Him we are defenseless. We can conquer nothing. Oh yes, we can make ourselves believe we've overcome. However, it always comes back that we have not truly won. We have sweet victory in Jesus Christ.
Our battles are fought on our knees. So put on the full armor of God:
- the belt of truth
- the breastplate of righteousness
- helmet of salvation
- shield of faith
- sword of the spirit
- sandals of peace
Ephesians 6:13 " 13Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand."
Thank you Jesus! Hallelujah Jesus!!!