The greatest victory we can accomplish

The greatest victory we can accomplish in this life is to overcome the sins of our flesh and this can only be done through the Divine assistance (grace) of the Lord Jesus Christ.

We are all locked into battle between our spirit which is willing to do the will of God and the flesh which is weak and yields easily (too easily) to the wiles of the devil.

Brethren, this is what is meant by the scripture when it speaks of overcoming the world (our own sinful flesh).

John said, who is he that overcomes the world but he who believes that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

Faith and repentance (the willingness to turn from our own ways towards God's way and actually doing it) is the victory that overcomes the world.

He who conquers his own tongue is greater than he who can conquer a city.

05/12/2002 Jim Welch
May 12

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