THE MEAT MILITATES AGAINST THE SPIRIT AND THE SPIRIT AGAINST THE FLESH.
"For the flesh militates against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh, because they are opposed to each other; lest ye do what you want."
Thoughts: 'Spirit and flesh are two conflicting forces, two opposing realms of different origins. The Christian finds himself torn between these two tendencies, for he has in himself the two natures that correspond to this struggle, that is, the "old man" and the "new man". If we try to please each other at the same time, we end up being defeated by the flesh, and we start to live a life of anguish and guilt, which sin causes in the life of the carnal man. However, anyone who wants to can experience the victorious and fruitful life in the Holy Spirit of God.
Prayer: Lord God, I cry out to You, to come mightily to help me in this hour, sending Your Holy Spirit upon my life, for I know that only He is able to free me from my carnal desire. Pour out Your power upon me, that I may withstand the temptations of this world and gain the victory over sin. Take me to the example of Christ, who endured it all, in obedience and love to the Lord, that we might have authority over the enemy, and victory over sin. I reject all sin, and rebuke all evil work. In the name of Jesus. Amen.