The Conflict Within

This Conflict exists only within the Christian. The non-Christian has no spiritual nature—they are spiritually dead in trespasses and sins (Ephesians 2:1).

Galatians 5:16-17 The physical nature and the spiritual nature are in conflict. From moment by moment we are living according to the physical nature or the spiritual nature. It is either, or, not both. We live by the flesh and by sight or we live by the Spirit and by faith.

Romans 7:15-25 “I don’t understand—I do not practice what I want to do, but I do what I hate. The desire to do what is good is with me, but there is no ability to do it. I see a different law in the parts of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and taking me prisoner to the law of sin in the parts of my body. With my mind I myself am a slave to the law of God, but with my flesh, to the law of sin.”

Where does My help come from? “Who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 8:1-2 “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.”

1 Corinthians 15:24 Then comes the end, when Jesus shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when He shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.