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Welcome to the open Heavens Devotional Review for 31st August 2020
THE ENEMY WITHIN
1 Corinthians 9:27 but I train like a champion athlete. I subdue my body and get it under my control, so that after preaching the good news to others I myself won’t be disqualified.
Many people think man’s greatest enemy is the devil,but that’s not true. Man’s greatest enemy is self.
Self refers to the natural sinful human nature that was passed down from Adam, who rebelled against God’s Government.
It’s the nature that drives every man to sin.
Self contradicts the ways of the Holy spirit.
The Passion Translation Galatians 5:17-18 For your self – life craves the things that offend the Holy Spirit and hinder him from living free within you! And the Holy Spirit’s intense cravings hinder your old self – life from dominating you! So then, the two incompatible and conflicting forces within you are your self – life of the flesh and the new creation life of the Spirit. But when you are brought into the full freedom of the Spirit of grace, you will no longer be living under the domination of the law, but soaring above it!
When a man gives his life to Christ, he has the grace of God to live above sin and self.
This only happens when you submit under the government of the Holy Spirit in your heart.
Romans 8:1 the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus frees us from the law of sin and death.
Submit to the desire of the Holy Spirit and say no to sin. ( Titus 2:11-14)
For we are His Expression,