Romans 8:7

“Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.”

Do you ever feel like there is something about yourself that you just can’t shake? Sure, we all have this inescapable heaviness that lurks in the shadows. This heaviness is the burden of the flesh. The flesh is never born again, and it can never be regenerated in this life. The Scripture says, “Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption” (1 Corinthians 15:50).

All human beings are ruled by their own flesh, which is ultimately ruled by their soul - the control tower of an individual. That control tower is either operated by faith or doubt. It all comes back to the Holy Spirit, or satan. The Believer is ruled by faith anchored in their souls. The flesh, of itself, will not serve God. It is an unruly and savage beast. It is what causes you to go back for another scoop of ice cream when you know you shouldn’t. The flesh is simply not something that can go uncontrolled.

Christians must bring their flesh under the subjection of the Holy Spirit. Don’t let the unregenerate flesh control your life. Bring it under the subjection of the Holy Spirit. It is a lifelong pursuit. It is your reasonable service to give yourself to the Lord, and this is only done by the power of the Holy Spirit.

60-0221 - “Hearing, Recognizing, Acting On The Word Of God”

And then we see another separation, that was Abraham and Lot. They were brethren. But Lot was a carnal thinker. He was always out for some big thing, something with a lot of tinsel on it. Just like a monkey, as I'd say, always reaching for bright things. That spirit hasn't left people today. They'll reach for the… They go to the city, and they wouldn't come to a little shack like this. See? They want the biggest church there is in the city, the most intellectual pastor, where the best-dressed people goes, where the mayor goes, to the city. It's still that Esau spirit. Really had the birthrights to begin with, called themselves the church, but they lose it because they despise it. You can't get them people to get down on their knees, and cry, and beg out to God, and go out and have healing service, and stand the persecution of the world, receive the Holy Ghost. And they—they won't do that. They despise it. They call it a bunch of holy-rollers. Just what the Bible said they would do. They do it because that's their nature. It's the nature, like the crow and the dove, the two natures. They crave it, because that is what they are. They never—will never see the other, because they're not born to see that.

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