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"I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary to one another, to not do the things that ye would. "(Galatians 5:16,17)
We live in war twenty-four hours per day, seven days a week. It is a battle uninterrupted, not only against demons but against our own flesh. The apostle Paul declared that he saw on his body a war between his inner man - that he delighted in the law of God, and his flesh - that way dominated by the law of sin.
God has commissioned us to overcome the flesh, and we can do it!
This is one area where the Holy Spirit came to minister in our lives to lead us to a holy life, victorious. And the benefits of the use of language in the spirit of prayer are directly linked to the areas of action of the Spirit of God in us. In short, if the Spirit's ministry is to win the meat, then it is certain that speaking in tongues will assist us in regard to this area. And just walking in the Spirit will overcome the desires and inclinations of the flesh.
The golden chapter in the Bible about walking in the Spirit and butchering meat is Romans
8. In chapter 7 Paul states that passed the inner conflict we all also pass "the good that I do not do this, and the evil which I would not do this." After asking the question: "Who will deliver me from this body of death?", Thus expressing its inability to overcome the flesh. Many think that this question was not answered, but no!
Soon afterwards, he said: "Thanks to God through Jesus Christ our Lord." (Romans 7:25)
And chapter 8 reveals how Jesus Christ gives us this victory. We have Christ's provision to overcome. And just as the Galatians had said that the secret of not fulfilling the desires of the flesh is WALK IN THE SPIRIT, the apostle also says in other words to the believers in
"For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death." (Romans 8:2)
There are two laws in operation in the lives of those who serve God: A LIFE AND DEATH!
While the law of the Spirit quickens, the law of sin kills.
In verse 6 we read: "For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace." But this exhibition of laws, we have more than a mere contrast between one and another, the Scriptures are telling us that a law is larger and overlaps the other. The law of the Spirit of life IN FREE from the law of sin and death!
Thank God! Although the law operative in most men is a sin, we have an antidote: the law of the Spirit of life. When the second comes into operation, the first is canceled. Just walk in the Spirit, triggering voluntarily this law, and you will experience victory. Otherwise, never please God:
"Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be, and those who are in the flesh can not please God." (Romans 8:7-8)
What is being in the flesh?
You live life without Christ, completely devoid of the law of the Spirit. This is not the case with real Christians, as the text goes on to say:
"But ye are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. " Romans 8:9
After this profound statement, that anyone who serves Christ is devoid of the Holy Spirit to win, Paul clearly states WHERE each operates two laws: the sin, the flesh and the Spirit of life in our own spirit.
"Now if Christ be in you, the body indeed is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive because of righteousness." Romans 8:10
What, exactly, does the expression "dead body for sin"?
Talk of the operation of the law of sin in our flesh; later the writer uses the term "mortal". But as soon as the meat is under the law of sin, our spirit, in turn, is under life, ie, it has the operation of the Spirit of life! While the Bible calls our flesh of dead body (or deadly), calls our spirit alive (or revived) and says that this life of the spirit can flow to the body, negating the law of death.
"And if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead Jesus also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you."
For a long time I thought this verse applied only to the resurrection of the body, at the coming of Jesus. But now I see clearly that this "revive the mortal body" speaks of the law of the Spirit of life annulling the law of sin and death in the flesh has at the present time.
In short, just won the flesh by the Holy Spirit operating in us: "For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if by the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live" (Rm.8: 13). There is no other way to overcome the flesh, unless this law nullifying mortal sin through the power and action of the Spirit of life.
(Comment: Valdemir Mota de Menezes, the Scribe)