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Victoriously Living Over the Flesh


Romans 8:12-14, "Therefore, brothers, we have an obligation--but it is not to the sinful nature, to live according to it. For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live, because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God."


Donald Ballar, Reader's Digest, shared this story of an instructor of student truck drivers. The instructor gave this scenario to his class. "You are in an 18-wheeler with a heavy load, barreling down a mountainous two-lane highway. Ed, your co-driver, is asleep. There are six trucks behind you, and as you come over the top of a hill, one of the trucks behind you pulls out into the left lane to pass. As he comes along side you, you see several trucks coming from the opposite direction moving towards you. One of the trucks coming at you is in your lane because it is passing an on coming truck. There are five trucks behind and one beside you. There are several trucks in front of you and the two out front have both lanes blocked. The question is, 'What will you do?'


'The answer is simple' a student called out. 'I would wake up Ed.' 'Why would you do that?' asked the instructor. The student replied with, 'Because, Ed ain't never seen a truck wreck like this before!'"


I would propose to you that anyone who is living without Christ being personal Savior and Lord of their entire life is going to have a wreck and they will end on the worse side of this tragic accident with their most aggressive enemy, "The Flesh."

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