[The Glory Unveiled]
“Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:”
( Colossians 3:5 )
The energy of the flesh cannot sponsor the demands of the spirit. Everything the eyes see and the senses perceive is deeper than what they actually seem like. For instance, fornication seem to be only “two people sleeping together who are not married” And that meaning had been the understanding of many of us until Christ Jesus showed us the depth of that word to include the fact that, an unmarried person lusting after someone is also fornication. The scripture above says we should mortify—deaden, kill, cause to disappear—the physical extensions of our souls; the desires of our flesh that can engage the body in acts of the flesh. But in order to mortify the desires of the flesh, we need the energy of the spirit which comes from intimacy with the Holy Spirit. In the energy of the flesh, we would only keep struggling and failing and repeating our errors and shortcomings until we grow weary. We need to be spiritually minded and focused in order to mortify the desires of the flesh. In our strength, we can do nothing about the sins that easily entangle us. This calls for something higher or stronger than what we can afford by the flesh and depend on the Spirit. And once we encounter the word of God that brings deliverance, we need to hold unto it as if our lives depend on it because it does.
Prayer_Bead: Father in heaven, thank you for the energy of the Spirit that quickens my mortal body so that I may mortify the members of my flesh upon the earth.
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