GOODNEWS DAILY DEVOTIONAL 5TH FEBRUARY 2022 (SPIRITUAL TUG OF WAR)
TOPIC: “Spiritual Thug Of War”
Scripture: Galatians 5:17
For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
Tug of war is a contest between two opponents pulling on opposite ends of a rope. The opponent who drags the rope across the Centre line gains control and is declared the winner. Right now, there is a tug of war going on inside you. It is a battle between your spirit and your flesh. You see, when you are born again, it is your spirit that becomes new.
That is what the Bible calls the new man. Your flesh is never converted. The new man wants what God wants, but your flesh still wants to live as you did before you were born again. So the two are opposed to one another. In between the two is the rope – your soul, which consists of your mind, will, and emotions. And your soul is controlled by the winner of this spiritual tug of war. It is important to note that the winner of tug of war is not based solely on the strength of the opponents involved.
Strength plays a big part. But the advantage in tug of war is also based on friction. What you are standing on has to produce enough friction to keep you from sliding over to your opponent’s side when the rope is pulled. Without that friction, a weaker opponent (for example, your flesh) can actually win over a stronger opponent (your recreated spirit).
The Word of God and prayer give you the advantage in this spiritual tug of war. As you feed your spirit man with the Word of God and fuel yourself with the energy of prayer this year, you will have both the strength and the friction to stand your ground and pull your soul over to the winning side.
The Word of God in me makes me an unconquerable force. My spirit is strengthened by the Word and energised by prayer. I have the ability to master my thoughts and emotions. And my will is directed by the Spirit of God, who leads me to continuous victory.
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