On the journey to the Kingdom of God,many will drop on the way to end up in hell. The reason may be nothing but heeding the voice of the flesh.
Are you suprised? The flesh is the most dangerous enemy you,or anyone can have. The flesh is the enemy within that opens the door for the enemies without.
As powerful as satan is,the Holy Bible instructs mankind to resist him in Christ and he will run away. Fornication and adultery (lusts) are works of the flesh, the Holy Bible commands mankind to ‘flee’ from them. Can you see that the flesh is powerful?
From the garden of Eden until now,many times, the devil appeals to the flesh to ruin mankind.
In the garden of Eden, satan only appealed to the flesh of the woman. He was successful. The voice of the flesh perfected the fall as we read in Genesis 3:6,
‘So when the woman saw that the
tree was good for food, that it was
pleasant to the eyes,and a tree desirable
to make one wise,she
took of its fruits
and ate. She also gave to her husband with her and he ate.’.
That was the undoing of the first family. It is continues today. So shall it be forever. However, with the power of the Holx Spirit, the flesh can be silenced.
There was a king in the land of Israel, who happened to be the first, who walked with the Lord for two of his forty-year reign. His name was king Saul.
The voice of the flesh helped in his fall. The king said it himself thus,
‘And Samuel said, “What have you done?”
Saul said,”When I saw that the people were
scattered from me, and that you did not come
within the days appointed, and that the Philistines
gathered together at Michmash,
then I said, “The Philistines will now come down
on me at Gilgal, and I have not made supplication
to the Lord.” Therefore I felt compelled, and offered a burnt offering.”
And Samuel said to Saul, “You have done foolishly.
You have not kept the commandment of the Lord your God, which He commanded you….” ‘ 1 Samuel 13:11-13.
Note verse twelve very well. King Saul said, “I said …(to himself)… I felt compelled…”. Note also that he said to himself and “felt compelled” by himself (his flesh).
Nobody said to him. Nobody compelled him. He heeded the voice of the flesh. He lost the kingdom forever. His kingdom over Israel was not established.
Apostle Paul counselled right in Romans 8:13 that
”For if ynu live according to the flesh
you will die; but if by the Spirit you
put to death the deeds of the body,you will live.”
Are you under the influence of the flesh? Do you heed the voice of the flesh? Do you allow your flesh to compell you to disobey your Creator.
By doing so,you cannot join those who want to inherit the Kingdom of Heaven. However,you can still have a change of attitude.
It is not late. Romans 8:14 advises,
”For as many as are led by the Spirit of God,these are the sons (and daughters) of God.”
Therefore,do not heed the voice of the flesh. Be filled with the Holy Spirit and obey the Spirit of God. You will live and live forever. Flee every lust of the flesh.
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