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Never Forget

Never forget that no matter how close we live to God, we will not be rid of the nature of the flesh until death or the Rapture. Do not let some preacher tell you that your old nature is eradicated. When it is, you will crave no more beans, potatoes, steak, and ham. It is not the Spirit that craves those things. You can starve that old nature into subjection–but when you start feeding it again in the least way, it will revive and come to life again. “That which is born of the flesh is flesh. That which is born of the Spirit is spirit” John 3:6.
Never forget that the food that feeds one nature will starve the other; that is, the two natures within you cannot be fed on the same thing. The Spirit within you will starve on the things of the world. But the flesh and its lusts will starve on prayer, Bible study, witnessing to others, and testifying for Jesus.
Never forget, you cannot feed both natures at the same time. One will starve while the other is getting fat. Light drives out darkness. Water drives out thirst. Bread satisfies hunger. Truth crushes untruth. Jesus is the Light of the world, the living Water, the Bread of life, and the Truth. When the soul is being fed on the living Word of God, who lives and abides forever, the flesh is being starved.
Never forget that dead as the flesh may be judicially, and dead as you may have kept it practically, it can always be raised from the dead and revived if we forget that it is grace, and all grace, that makes us free from the curse of sin. Grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
Never forget: If we sow to the flesh, corruption follows just as surely as wheat produces wheat. If we pamper the flesh, feed it, entertain it, corruption is to be expected. But if we sow to the Spirit, we shall reap everlasting life.
Always remember there is a Bible way to deal with the flesh–the old man–and conquer it: Reckon the old man dead indeed unto sin. Reckon yourselves alive to God through the Lord Jesus Christ. Yield to the Holy Spirit and never make a move, never make plans without His leading. Feed the new man daily with the only diet the new man can live on–the living Word.
Walk by faith and not by sight. You may not understand it–but faith does not ask for an explanation. Faith walks where it cannot see. “For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world–our faith” 1 John 5:4.

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