Mastering Your Flesh Part 2
The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions.
(Galatians 5:17 NLT)
You will be accepted if you do what is right. But if you refuse to do what is right, then watch out! Sin is crouching at the door, eager to control you. But you must subdue it and be its master.
(Genesis 4:7 NLT)
The Bible tells us that each person has two forces at work in their lives. The flesh nature and the spirit man. Our flesh nature is an enemy to all that is good, and all that comes from God. Your flesh nature is an enemy to prosperity. Your flesh nature is an enemy to your healing. Your flesh nature is an enemy to your calling and purpose. We are not called to tolerate our flesh nature, we are called to subdue and master our flesh nature. We do this through prayer and fasting. When the Lord baptized you with His spirit, He gave you the full power of God. What prevents the power of God from flowing through us? In the text above we see that it is none other than the flesh nature. Think of the Hoover Dam. Behind the Hoover Dam is a massive man-made reservoir. If one were to make a finger-sized puncture through the Hoover Dam, they would see a small trickle of water spewing from the hole. Although it is just a small trickle, is the force behind the dam weak? No! If you were to turn the finger-sized hole into a trash can-sized hole, the water would begin to rage and rush through the puncture. The water would begin to crack the dam and the mighty wall of water would come surging forth! The dam is the flesh that is blocking the flow of the spirit. People don't see the product of the mighty spirit of God in their lives because it is dammed up by the flesh nature. In order to see the anointing of the Holy Ghost operate in your life, you must tear down the dam of the flesh nature. We do this through prayer and fasting! As you learn to crucify and master your flesh, watch miracles begin to flow! Watch prosperity begin to flow! Watch breakthrough come to every area of your life!