End Times Practical Spiritual Warfare Part 2
Lust of the Flesh
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End times spiritual warfare and the Lust of the Flesh
End Times Practical Spiritual Warfare Part 2 explains about our three key enemies in spiritual warfare - the world, the flesh and Satan and his demons.
Note that desires and urges are not wrong. Mankind has to have desires and urges in order to live a healthy and normal life.
But the desires of the flesh have to be controlled.
If they are not controlled, then the flesh begins to desire and lust more and more. This gives an open door to Satan and his demons and the spiritual warfare is on.
There are two times when the desires and urges of the flesh are wrong:
· When the flesh desires something that is directly forbidden by God. (For example, sex is not wrong within marriage, but adultery and fornication [pre-marital sex] are wrong. One helping of food is not wrong, but excessive helpings is gluttony.)
· When the flesh desires and desires some more and consumes and consumes some more - then it becomes indulgence and gives license to continue. (For example, we must desire food in order to maintain life. But if the flesh desires and desires food in order to consume and indulge, then consuming food is wrong. Too much cake is wrong. The desire has become lust, and the excessive consumption has become indulgence, and license to sin.)
What are the sins of the flesh? What areas does the end times spiritual warfare take place? They are far more than what people usually think, far more than just the immoral sins of society.
The spiritual warfare takes place in the mind; it is the battle of the mind because it is not things themselves that defile a man. It is the heart that defiles a man. A man's heart is corrupt; therefore, he corrupts himself.
A man’s heart is not the muscle located in his chest, it is his inner man – his spirit.
Man is not made unclean by things; he is unclean because of his polluted heart, his polluted inner man – his polluted spirit. It is he himself who takes things and does unclean things with them.
The real spiritual warfare takes place in the mind; we give Satan and his demons to much credit. They simply are not able to violate the free will of a true believer.
That is worth repeating!!! Satan and his demons are not able to violate the free will of a true believer - Christ took care of that at the Cross!!
The flesh and the enticements of the world and their impact on our thinking and desires make up our major spiritual warfare battles. The works of the flesh are these (see Galatians 5:19-21 and Mark 7:21-23)
Notice how end times spiritual warfare takes place in the mind on each of these works of the flesh before the actual action takes place.
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GO TO Spiritual Warfare Part 4 - Pride of Life
GO TO Spiritual Warfare Part 5 - Sins of Worls, Flesh and Satan
GO TO Spiritual Warfare Part 6 - Warfare with the World
GO TO Spiritual Warfare Part 7 - Satan's Position Since the Cross
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