How Can I Mortify The Flesh?

Join me in Colossians 3, as we see the action we must take to live the life of killing our flesh, mortifying our flesh—and living the crucified with Christ life! 

In simple faith that saved you repeat something like this to yourself: 

Even if I do not feel it, understand it, or even at times want it I WILL by faith, believing YOU consider myself dead to sin. Or in times of need, “Lord I operate on what I know is true, you have made me dead to sin.”  

Christ's work on Calvary forever gave us the power and authority so we can stop anything that enslaves us and so that we can start anything He asks us to do! 

Just as there is nothing we can do before our salvation to make us accepted by God; and there is nothing we can do after our salvation that makes us acceptable to God.  

As we were saved only by the accomplishment of Christ's sacrifice on the cross—so we live each day 'by faith’ (the same faith by which we were saved). We are always dependent upon Christ's gracious death upon the cross that saves and keeps us! 

Colossians 3 is built around 14 imperative commands. Remember that God never commands me to do what He hasn’t already given me the grace to accomplish by faith through His Spirit! 

Let’s walk back through this chapter, see what Paul relates to us from the Lord, and then pause and ASK the Lord to unleash these powerful spiritual qualities in our lives today. 

Colossians 3:1 “If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God.” 

Because of Christ's death for my sins—I can now seek and do what pleases God. Close your eyes, look up at the Lord and say,"Lord Jesus today I want You to help me seek things above!"

v.2 “Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. 3 For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.”   

Because of Christ's death for my sins—I can nowturn my mind to the Lord’s channel and really experience Him. Close your eyes, look up at the Lord and say,"Lord Jesus right now I want You to set my mind on things above!"        

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