| Pastor Tee
“For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.” (Rom 8:13).
The Word of God is clear on the practicality of zoe (the God-life). You must put to death the deeds of the body. Your body was never meant to lead your life. Man is essentially a spiritual being. The physical body is important but its desires and actions need to be controlled.
For instance the tongue must be tamed otherwise it has the ability to destroy a man. Your sexual desires in your body, though not evil, need to be controlled so that they don’t lead you to death.
Is it possible to control the flesh? By the power of the Holy Spirit, yes. In our own strength we will fall face flat. We need the help and guidance of the Spirit of God to defeat the leading of the flesh.
Be led by the Spirit in eating, in sex, in talking, and all actions as you live daily. When you mortify the deeds of the body life will flow unhindered.
By the Holy Spirit, I have strength to put to death the deeds of the body so that life flows through me unhindered.