Our Earthly House
Read Mark 5:1-6 The Gadarene Demonic shows the power of the Human Will
- The Will that was given to him by God
- Nothing could keep Him from coming to Jesus Christ
- “He ran and worshiped Jesus”
- Possessed with a Legion of Demons
But Bible says we can be taken captive at HIS Will
2 Timothy 2:25-26 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.
WE HAVE THE INWARD STRUGGLE OF THE SINFUL DESIRES OF THE FLESH (THAT OLD PERSON IN SIDE: BIBLE CALLS IT THE OLD MAN IN ROMANS 6)
THE FLESH WANTS TO DO WHAT IT WANTS TO DO
Paul said in Romans 7:15 For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.
Vs 18 He says : For 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.
Vs 19 For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.
Vs 20 Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me
He further describes in VS 23: But 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
- That Fleshy or Bible sometime called “Carnal Nature” must be brought under the subjection to that NEW CREATURE.
Paul is in a miserable state:
Vs 24 : He says O wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me from the Body of this Death:
WHEN WE ALLOW THE FLESH TO RULE, WE GIVE PLACE TO THE DEVIL TO WORK IN OUR LIVES
Eph 4:27: Neither give place to the Devil
James 2:19: Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the DEVILS (plural) also believe, and tremble.
THE CHRISTIAN HAS TO CRUCIFY THAT FLESH
Galatians 5:16-18 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. 18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
Galatians 5:24: “And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.”
- Some listening to this may know what deliverance is some may not
- STOP depending of people to keep you free in the SPIRIT
- We must submit ourselves to the Lord in order to Crucify the Flesh
- Flesh cannot be cast out.
Our Bodies are a house or tabernacle for Jesus or for Satan
Matthew 12: 43-45: When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.44 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.
2 Corinthians 5:1-2 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:
Vs 4 of 2 Corinthians 5:4For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.”
2 Peter 1:14 Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me.
1 Corinthians 6:19: What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
Give your heart to Jesus today by saying this prayer:
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank you for dying on the cross for my sin. Please forgive me. Come into my life. I receive You as my Lord and Savior. Now, help me to live for you the rest of this life. Fill me with your Holy Spirit. In the name of Jesus, I pray.