Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered outside the gate. Therefore, let us go forth to him outside the camp, bearing his reproach. For we have no continuing city here, but we seek one to come.
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Hey Bro. John,
This has blessed my soul this morning....
The flesh did not repent when I chose the way of the Lord. Jesus made me an offer of eternal life, and I chose it over the flesh, but my flesh stayed exactly the same. The flesh has never repented. It has never "gotten well"; it is just as sick as the day that I last saw it. So if we are to be well, we must stay far away from it. We can only do that by walking in the Spirit.
Every rotten thing that we were, every sin that did, does still "so easily besets us", and is still waiting for us in the flesh if we will have it. It will be there until the day that we shed this flesh for eternity.
So... Here is the wonderful news! If we are struggling with any sin, if we are trying to walk holy and yet feeling the heaviness of near defeat, if we are feeling unable and weak, it is of the flesh! And, it is exactly how your flesh felt on your very best, most victorious day with Jesus! So....Get out of the flesh, and live and be happy and free, AND REST! And lock the door behind you, so you can't get back in! Man this feels good!
Hi Brother Jerry!
That is a wonderful thought with which to start your day, and ours. The flesh will never surrender its will and its ways. It will never believe the truth and surrender to Christ. Only in the Spirit is there any real and lasting peace and joy and righteousness for us.