“Walk by the Spirit and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.”
All through the book of Galatians, Paul tells us about a battle that defines our daily battle better than anything else I could say. “In one corner, wearing the fiery breath of the God of creation, with a record of always doing good, being true and never failing, stands our human spirit. In the other corner, wearing the sinful flesh of humanity, with a record of always doing bad, having a dark nature and all that is basically against the truth, is our human flesh!” These are the main players in our daily walk.
“Our first contestant, your spirit, hails from the realms of Heaven. He was given a new spirit, a heart of flesh, and has had the Law of God written within him. His trainer is the one and only Holy Spirit. His strategy is to always follow the Word of God.
“Our second contestant, your flesh, comes form the earth. He was cursed and given a sin nature, which contains all the lusts and temptations of the world. His trainer is Satan, who’s strategy is to disobey the Word of God.
We come to you today from your mind’s arena, right in the middle of your soul. This contest is a lifetime battle and will never cease as long as we breathe breath on this earth. The opponent that will win is the one who’s in the better shape. You know, the one who has exercised more and eaten properly. But more importantly, the one who is stronger and is able to carry out his trainers strategy. This one will always win within us. The one who trains properly and understands how his enemy works will always come out on top. This is the battle you face every second of every hour of your life. So, have you prepared for today’s bout. Oh, I’m sorry, you don’t get days off if you want to walk in victory. You must train and prepare for the battle that is about to unfold. You might say, “When?” The answer is simple, “as soon as you get done reading this!” So are you ready? Will you win the fight today? Will you win by decision or by knockout? Who’s strategy are you going to follow today? I pray that you’re ready for what is right around the corner. There’s the bell!