Wednesday, February 26, 2020

"The War Within Me"

“The War Within Me”

So, I find this law at work:  Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me.  For in my inner being I delight in God’s Law; but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me.                    Romans 7:21-23

The Apostle Paul explains, from experience, the WAR that is taking place within him.  This LAW or PRINCIPLE, not the Mosaic Law, is the CONSTANT presence of EVIL that is present within an individual who wants to do GOOD.  Paul goes on to say that “In my INNER BEING I delight in God’s Law.  Now this “INNER BEING” is his INNER MAN, that which makes him, the person that he is. It is the depths of his soul that DELIGHTS in God’s Law.  And yet he could recognize another LAW or PRINCIPLE at work in him.  It is the LAW of SIN, and it was WAGING WAR against the principle of his MIND and making him a prisoner of his SINFUL NATURE.

However, the REGENERATION of a TRUE BELIEVER, brings about a NEW NATURE, which produces the capacity for LOVING spiritual truths.  Thus the WAR between GOD’S PRINCIPLE and SIN’S PRINCIPLE is continually working in the MIND of the BELIEVER, trying to gain CONTROL over the MIND, and VICTORY over the BELIEVER and their actions. 

No matter how the TRUE BELIEVER strives to live according to God’s PRINCIPLES, they cannot, under their OWN POWER, resist their SINFUL NATURE.  This is why, the Apostle Paul, calls himself a WRETCHED MAN.  But Paul KNOWS that GOD CAN DELIVER HIM through the REDEMPTIVE WORK of the LORD JESUS CHRIST.  And he also KNOWS that in the END, HE will be the VICTOR of the WAR WITHIN MANKIND’S SOUL.  Whose PRINCIPLE or LAW are you following?

In order to FOLLOW GOD’S PRINCIPLES, you MUST BE WILLING TO TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  And CONFESS your SINS to Him, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS. Then BELIEVE, with ALL your HEART, that JESUS died for YOU, and that He, is ALIVE in HEAVEN, making intercession for you, before God.  ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and FOLLOW GOD’S PRINCIPLES, WIN THE WAR WITHIN YOU, ESCAPE HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and gain HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS and become a VICTOR in this WAR.  DO it NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!

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