Transformation today; A Daily Devotional With Victor Adeyemi (Devotional)
Topic: Put the Body Under
“…if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.” Romans 8:13
No one can function on this planet without a body. It’s our ‘earth suit’, absolutely essential to fulfill our purpose here on earth. However, if we let our body (physical senses and appetite) dictate to us so that we live indulged lifestyles, our walk in the spirit will be greatly impaired.
As a child of God, your spirit man is regenerated. Your mind is being transformed by the Word of God and your body ought to be brought into subjection to your spirit man. “But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection…”1 Cor 9:27- Paul said “I discipline my body…” that is, his spirit man (the real him) subdues his body and puts it under- subjecting it to the influence of his spirit.
You are empowered by the Holy Spirit in you to mortify the deeds of the flesh by starving its ungodly desires. For in the flesh dwells no good (Romans 7:18) neither can it please God (Romans 8:8) therefore you cannot allow it to have its way always.
Confession: I refuse to live my life to obey the desires of the flesh but rather, I discipline my body, mortifying its deeds and bringing it into subjection in Jesus name!
Further Study: Romans 8:12-13, 1 Cor 9:27.