We begin in the book of Colossians chapter 3 and verse 5. So kill or deaden the evil desires which are lurking in your members. Those animal impulses and all that is earthly in you that is employed in sin. Sexual vices, impurity, sensual appetites, unholy desires,and all greed and covetousness, for that is idolatry. For it is on account of these very sins that the holy anger of God is always coming upon the sons of disobedience. Those who are obstinately opposed to the divine will of God.
With whom you yourselves once walked. When you were living in and addicted to such practices yourself. But now you must put away and rid yourselves of such things. Anger, rage and bad feelings toward others. Curses and slander, and foul mouthed abuse. And rid shameful utterances from your lips.Wowee Kazowee Batman…Now that is a mouthful!
I don’t believe for one moment in my heart. That anyone reading this blog with me. Can honestly say within themselves that they had no part in anything that was just mentioned by the apostle. This is why the scripture says that all have sinned and fall way short of the glory of God. And this is exactly why when you become born again. Which is to say a new creature in Christ. People are not going to like you so much anymore. Because the closer your walk becomes with Jesus. The less likely you are to be found participating in the things and ways of the world. Godly living repels ungodly living. And man doesn’t like being shown his or her sins. Misery loves company and so does sin. Forgive me for using this analogy. But sin is like an orgasm. For many it brings a momentary ecstasy. And then one is left wondering….Now what? God is telling us to flee from the fleshly desires. He tells us to put on the new man which is hidden in him.
A spiritual man that is longing for God. A man that is given to prayer and thanksgiving. A man that wants to deny itself in the hopes of giving to someone else in need.This life in Christ is one of the toughest things that you will ever do. It will require everything you have. And everything that God has to support your efforts. You will fall and you will get up again. And God will never leave you or forsake you during the process. The time to turn it around is now…..To be continued