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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Crucify the Flesh do you know what that means?

I have provided some great scriptures below to help in understanding this effort. 
By specifying these works of the flesh and fruits of the Spirit, the apostle directs us both what we are to avoid and oppose and what we are to cherish and cultivate, so he informs us that this is the sincere care and endeavour of all Christians: And those that are Christ’s, says he (those who are Christians indeed, not only in show and profession, but in sincerity and truth), have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

WE have not yet obtained a complete victory over it (the flesh); We still have flesh as well as Spirit in us, and that has its affections and lusts, which continue to give us disturbance, but as it does not now reign in our bodies or it shouldn't...we are seeking the utter ruin and destruction of it, and to put it to death, which our Lord Jesus underwent for our sakes.

So read and soak it in.......

Romans 6:5-14
And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, 6knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. 7For he who has died has been freed from sin. 8Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, 9knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him. 10For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. 11Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord. 12Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. 13And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. 14For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.
Galatians 5:24

How to Crucify the Flesh

1. Christ’s Work is already Done: Greek verb tense indicates something that was done which has
ongoing consequences in the future.

John 19:30 – So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, It is finished!” And bowing His
head, He gave up His spirit.

Romans 6:6-11 – …knowing this, that our old man was crucified with HimLikewise you also,
Galatians 5:24 – And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

2. Healing is an Ongoing Process: Look at the Apostle Paul as our model/example
1Corinthians 15:31 – I die daily
Romans 7:19 – The good that I will to do, I do not do; but the evil I will not to do, that I practice.
Now if I do what I will not to do, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me.

2Corinthians 12:7 – And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the
revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. 8Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. 9And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in 

Matthew 5:29-30 – If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it iswhole body to be cast into. 30And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you; for it is morewhole body to be cast into hell.
more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your hell profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your

Hebrews 10:26 – For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery
indignation which will devour the adversaries.

2Timothy 3:1-7 – But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2For men will be
lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents,
unthankful, unholy, 3unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of
good, 4traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5having a form of. And from such people turn away! 6For of this sort are those who godliness but denying its power creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, 7always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Matthew 10:28 – And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear.
Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell

4. It is Christ Who Does the Work – Not Us:

1 John 1:9-10 – If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.

Revelation 1:5-6 – To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, 6and has
made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever.

Revelation 7:14 – These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
Revelation 12:11 – And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their
testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.

2Corinthians 12:9 – “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”
· Jesus and Satan war in your place(s) of weakness
· Satan comes to make war whether you like it or not – Jesus only comes if you ask Him· It is no contest when Jesus meets Satan head-to-head – Jesus always wins

I found these scriptures very powerful and helpful as they pertain to our walk of celibacy and abstainence in Christ. 

What are your thoughts?

If We Don’t Crucify the Flesh, It will Crucify Us:

reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Easier read then done???  Yes indeed, but it should be our pursuit as His children. 


Galatians 2:20

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