Overcome Your Flesh 14 May Desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby.
One time a fellow came up to me and said, Brother Copeland, Ill tell you what my problem is. Its my flesh. I said, Well, overcome it. But, you dont understand! No, but Jesus does, I answered. And He said Hes already overcome the world. So go get in the Word, pray, believe God and walk away from that problem. The power is within you to do it. Suddenly it hit him what I was saying. He stopped being hung up on the problem and started focusing on the answer. Thats what you need to do. Quit seeing yourself defeated by your flesh and start seeing yourself like the Word says you areraised up together with Jesus and seated with Him in heavenly places! (See Ephesians 2:6.) Get your perspective on things from that heavenly position with Him. Meditate in the Word and give your spirit man something to grow on. As 1 Peter 2:2 says, desire the sincere milk of the Word that you may grow. Then move on to the strong meat [of the Word which] belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil (Hebrews 5:14). Bring your spirit man into ascendancy over your mind and your body. Youll still have to fight the fight of faith to keep them in line. But if youre walking in the spirit, youll win every time. With a healthy, Word-controlled, obedient body, youll be glad you did.2 Samuel 11-13; 2 Corinthians 4-5I overcome the flesh by seeing myself as the Word says I amraised up together with Jesus and seated with Him in heavenly places. Ephesians 2:6
Scripture Reading: Ephesians 2:1-7