“Now Amalek came and fought with Israel in Rephidim. And Moses said to Joshua, ‘Choose us some men and go out, and fight with Amalek. Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in my hand.’”
April 4, 2022
The victory over your flesh is a God-given victory. Paul wrote in Galatians 5:16, “Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.” If I’ve learned one thing in all my Christian life it is this: holiness is not the way to Christ; Christ is the way to holiness. Now, I’m not just playing with words. Paul did not say, “If you will not walk in the flesh, then you can walk in the Spirit.” He said to walk in the Spirit as the means to keep from walking in the flesh.
Victory over your flesh is a God-given victory. That’s the only way you’re going to come out of Egypt, through the wilderness, and into Canaan. There’s an Amalek within you that stands to try to keep you from living in victory. But thank God, there is a victory. When you take the staff of God, which is the Word of God, through the power of God, the Spirit of God, and you hold it high, He will give you victory.
Journal the ways you are currently fighting against the flesh. Write out the ways you will depend on God for victory in these areas.