Prayer Fasting and Supplication

September 17, 2013 · Print This Article

Today is Fast, Prayer and Supplication day at the Craig household, and it is always amazing to me how this flesh of mine just screams out for attention in areas and for things that as a rule I would never want or consider!

There has never been a time when I’ve thought that a Macdonald hamburger was even appealing yet, today one was flashed up on my screen as I was finishing a meditation for CMoTWS&F website and immediately my flesh began craving for this horrible for my health hamburger!

Isn’t it common that when we are denied something we want it more or when we are told that we can’t do something we often will go out of our way to do it! I have come to the awareness that my flesh if its desires were left unchecked would have more over eating to the point of obesity and death, over drinking to the point of total dependence upon alcohol or death, over canalization to the point of abomination or death and over selfish and prideful to the point of human alienation, isolation, hatred and murder!

Galatians 5:16-26 warns us against our flesh and admonishes us in this manner; “16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.19 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, 21 envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. 24 And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.”
I thank my God for His truths and for shinning His light on the depravity of my heart if it were not kept in check by the divine power of His Holy Spirit. Let no one deceive you or let not you be deceived by yourself. All of the emotions and passions we are bombarded with are those that are common to a fallen human race! Only through Jesus Christ and the acceptance of His perfect liberty which He secured for you and me on the Cross are we set free from the bondage, power and sting of sin and death.

Crucify your Flesh and crucify it regularly! Have a great Week!

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  1. Eren on December 3rd, 2015 6:07 pm

    otisg / I am really eynionjg all the sermons that you have available on this website in addition to sermons i have on cd, keep up the good work admin with the selection of sermons that you post, they’ve all been on time and has really refreshed me spiritually, as well as challenged me to do more for God. God Bless you all and can’t wait to hear the new additions whenever they’re made available.

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