This changes everything!!!

Did you know that we can choose enmity to sin? This changes everything!

“And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: and I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.”
‭‭Genesis‬ ‭3‬:‭14‬-‭15‬ ‭KJV‬‬

We have freedom of choice to choose to live enmity to sin, to Satan; or we choose to live enmity to God. If we choose to seek God asking for a perfect hatred for sin; He has done it from the very beginning. But, we must choose to exercise it— perfect hatred for sin— we hate sin but we have His agape, His love for the sinner.

Yes, the carnal mind has enmity for God; but, We have freedom to choose whether to be carnally minded or to be spiritually minded and have enmity for Satan.

“For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭8‬:‭5‬-‭8‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”
‭‭James‬ ‭4‬:‭1‬-‭4‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Therefore, it is that mankind who live in the flesh choose not to exercise the measure of faith given them to please God. These souls live according to the world, are men pleasers, lovers of self. This is the character of Satan that is in the heart (mind).

“For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; and that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby: and came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh. For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭2‬:‭14‬-‭18‬ ‭KJV‬‬

God has not left anything out! God has put enmity to sin between us and Satan. God has made available to us all that we need to resist temptation, to overcome sin. We choose. God does the work in us and through us. We shall overcome as Christ overcame.

Maranatha

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