LIVING ABOVE THE FLESH- 11/07/2014
Yesterday's message was titled "SATAN INTIMIDATES”. Today's message is titled "LIVING ABOVE THE FLESH" as provided by Pastor E. A. Adeboye in Open Heavens Devotional (Adeboye, 2014). In today’s message, we have been asked to memorise Romans 6:12 : "Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof." Today's reading was taken from Romans 6:12-18 and the Bible reading in one year is Deuteronomy 2:26 to Deuteronomy 4:31 (Adeboye, 2014).
Quoted below is today's message for your input
"When the fire fell on Mount Carmel, it consumed even the dust beneath and around the altar (1 Kings 18:38). Dust stands for the flesh. God in Genesis 3:19 said this to Adam:
“In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.”
When you build a new altar to God, the grace to overcome the lust of the flesh will be released. One major enemy every child of God has to live above daily is the flesh. Years after coming to the Lord, many still remain defeated by their flesh – they are ensnared by their desires and passions. Romans 6:12-14 says you should not let sin reign over you because you are now operating under grace. The flesh comes with its powerful attractions but it is only when you cooperate with it that you fall into sin. Stop yielding to sin! When it pulls you, resist it. Each time you resist temptation, there is a reward. However, the secret of permanent victory lies in building a new altar to God. Have you been struggling with your flesh? Receive your deliverance now in Jesus’ Name!
Another benefit of building a new altar to God is that soul winning becomes a stress free activity. After Elijah built a new altar to the Most High God, the children of Israel saw God’s signs and wonders and they returned to God in droves. With a new altar, multitudes can be won to the Lord. With a new altar, backsliders can be restored to the fold. This then tells us that there is a relationship between the altar operating in the life of the soul winner and the scope of results obtainable from soul winning. If you want to win more souls for the Lord, souls with unshakable foundations, examine the altar that presently exists in your life and do something about it. One good thing about life is that as long as you are alive, you can do something about almost everything in your life to give you a better ending. Arise and work on that altar today!"
The Prayer Point is, Ask God for grace to live above the flesh daily.
Thanks and God bless you all for your contribution