The Battle Between Flesh & Spirit
Pastor Tanya Ward
Many of you are experiencing a struggle within yourself, which is your flesh warring against your spirit.
"As you experience this inward battle, don't allow your flesh to take dominion and control. Don't allow the nature of your flesh to win as your old nature is battling with the divine nature. Never allow carnality to rule, but as you allow My Spirit to lead and direct you from within, you will be set free from this constant struggle.
When discouragement tries to set in, know that you have the strength to follow the way of the Spirit. Use that which I have imparted to you. Do not allow yourself to be controlled by your senses, neither be controlled by thoughts that are conflicting with My Word. As you go through difficult seasons, prayerfully seek Me to lead you and guide you in the way of truth.
"Just as the rivalry was between Jacob and Esau, stand steadfast and don't give up your birthright. Don't dismiss the blessing that I have bestowed upon your life by submitting to anything that is contrary to My Word. Hold on to the dream that I have placed within your heart and understand the Covenant that I have made with you.
"Don't allow fearful thoughts to overwhelm you in the dark seasons, and never let go of that which I have already provided for you.
As you learn how to master your flesh and submit to My Spirit, you will begin to have a new strength each day to choose whom you will serve. The thoughts and mindsets that try to war against your soul will quickly dissipate as you allow Me to lead and guide you from within," says the Lord.
"I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. 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."