A Personal Blitzkrieg
'Blitzkrieg' has become synonymous with any lightning strIke of man against an enemy. Its surprise and might is designed to cause significant, enduring mayhem and disruption.
The apostle Paul knew full well the persistent pain of slavery to the enemy of sin. He felt the wrestle, and wearied of its permanence. So do I. Maybe a blitzkrieg within is required too?
I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate to do. (Romans 7:15)
It is the flesh that snares my feet, commands my hands and tugs at my heart.
It is the flesh that steers my eyes, and stirs my soul.
The redeemed spirit is in constant competition with the flesh. The flesh still seeks to pummel it into submission.
Surely the most enduring and difficult task of a Christian's life is the subjugation of the flesh?
I must feed every good inclination of my spirit, and starve every poor desire of the flesh.
The prophets of old did, the apostle Paul did, and especially our lord Jesus engaged this enemy. If you may be tempted to doubt Jesus' resolve against the flesh recall His pre-crucifxiion wrestle in Gethsemane.
These men placed their spirit in God's hands, for how else can a blitzkrieg upon the flesh be won?
Into your hands I commit my spirit; deliver me, Lord, my faithful God. (Psalm 31:5)
A righteous life chooses correctly with the flesh, and not just for the flesh. It is not content with sin.
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Wealth may have power in life, but it is impotent in death.
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