Hi daj..Paul struggled with his flesh, he said it was very much at work with him (sin in his flesh). He also said he battled it to get it in submission. He also said to walk after the Spirit rather than the flesh, and seemed to indicate the flesh/sin in the flesh very much injured self or others if left unchecked ("turn over to satan for destruction of flesh/spirit saved.."). Can you help me understand better what you mean by "God said he already killed the flesh"? Thanks.
This is also how I believe Jab
, and its a process in this short time to be revealed in each and every one of us as the Father seeks those to worship Him in Spirit and truth
Romans 6 the Body of sin =dead
and the Body of Christ =alive
we certainly do not want to deceieve ourselves into thinking there is no struggle against the sin within , Hebrews 12 3-6
Think of all the hostility he endured from sinful people; then you won't become weary and give up.
Hbr 12:4 After all, you have not yet given your lives in your struggle against sin
Hbr 12:5 And have you forgotten the encouraging words God spoke to you as his children? He said, "My child, ] don't make light of the LORD's discipline, and don't give up when he corrects you.
Hbr 12:6 For the LORD disciplines those he loves, and he punishes each one he accepts as his child."
Romans 6 disciusses in detail the battles of sin in our own flesh and how we are not to serve sin , but the Lord Jesus Christ ..
What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
Rom 6:2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
Rom 6:3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
Rom 6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death
: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
Rom 6:5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also [in the likeness] of [his] resurrection:
Rom 6:6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with [him], that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
Rom 6:7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.
Rom 6:8 Now if we be dead with Christ
, we believe that we shall also live with him:
Rom 6:9 Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.
Rom 6:10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.
Rom 6:11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord
Rom 6:12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.
Rom 6:13 Neither yield ye your members [as] instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members [as] instruments of righteousness unto God.
Rom 6:14 For sin shall not have dominion over you
: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
Rom 6:15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.
Rom 6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
Rom 6:17 But God be thanked
, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you
Rom 6:18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.
Rom 6:19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness
Rom 6:20 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.
Rom 6:21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things [is] death.
Rom 6:22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
Rom 6:23 For the wages of sin [is] death; but the gift of God [is] eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.