Now the mind of the flesh [which is sense and reason without the Holy Spirit] is death.. But the mind of the [Holy] Spirit is life and [soul] peace [both now and forever].–Romans 8:6
Right now, you and I are in the middle of a war. It’s spiritual warfare, and we wrestle against rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness(Ephesians 6:12 ). We need to ave the mind of the Holy Spirit to win the battle.
Sadly, there are many believers who operate with the mind of the flesh. But if we want to liven in a way that can change our world, then we have to stop living in the flesh and start living in the Spirit.
Every one of us needs to continually makes adjustments to put our fleshly desires under the Holy Spirit’s control and not let our emotions or mind rules us. Scripture explains that the spirit wages war against the flesh and the flesh wages war against the spirit. so they are continually antagonistic toward each other.
It’s a war! The devil hates us, and he is constantly working overtime, trying to make sure that we give in to the flesh.
Ultimately, you decide who wins in your life. The good news is you don’t have to be subject to your flesh. You can live in the spirit, bringing your flesh in line with His Will. You can win the battle today!
From the book “Promises for our everyday lives”