To Suffer In The Flesh Is To Cease From Sin.

The bible teaches us that to suffer in the flesh is to cease from sin. Christ has suffered for us in the flesh, the just for the unjust. He died on the cross at Calvary to bear the sins of the world. God then raised him from the dead for our justification. Christ left us an example to follow. He endured the cross, despising the shame. He is now sitting on the right hand of the throne of God. If we expect to follow Jesus, we must follow his example of suffering.

Jesus told us we must take up our cross daily and deny ourselves if we are to follow him. If we do not take up our cross, we are not worthy of Jesus, according to the bible. We, as Christians, must deny the sinful nature and desires of the flesh. We must walk after the spirit, and not after the flesh. In order to cease from sin, we must suffer in the flesh. We must not live our life in the flesh toward the will and lusts of man.

The bible tells us what the lusts of the flesh are. They include adultery, fornication, envy, anger, wrath, strife, emulations, murders, drunkenness, etc. In order to follow Christ, we must not walk after such things. We must crucify the flesh with it's affections and lusts, according to the scripture. We must take up our cross and cease from the sin of the flesh, for sin dwells in our flesh.

We who are in Christ will not walk after the flesh. We will cease from sin and follow Christ. We will suffer in the flesh to the glory of God. The bible tells us, we who are dead to sin, how can we live any longer therein? This is impossible. If we are truly dead to sin, we will live in sin no longer. However, there are many today who teach that one cannot possibly cease from sin. This is contrary to the bible. The bible tells us he that sinneth is of the devil, for the devil sinneth from the beginning. He that is born of God cannot sin, according to the scripture. There is much false teaching in the world today that ensures that one cannot cease from sin. We must not be deceived by such doctrine when it is clearly rebuked by the bible. We must follow the word of God, and not the word of man. If we follow Christ, we will cease from the sin of the flesh.

There was a time in each of our lives we have all walked after the course of this world. We have all followed the spirit that worketh in the children of disobedience. However, to follow Christ, there must be a change in our nature, from the flesh to the spirit. We must deny the flesh and walk after the spirit, according to the bible. For he that sows to the flesh will reap corruption. However, we who walk after the spirit, denying the flesh, will inherit eternal life. If we are a friend of the world, we are the enemy of God. For friendship with the world is enmity against God.

In conclusion, to follow Jesus Christ, we must suffer in the flesh and cease from sin. We must not be deceived by the false teaching of the world that insists that one cannot cease from sin. The bible would not tell us to do something that could not be done. All things are possible with God. However, in order to cease from sin, we must come to faith in Jesus Christ. Through faith, we receive the spirit of God. Through the spirit of God, we mortify the deeds of the flesh. We become new creatures in Christ. If we remain in sin, we remain unsaved, plain and simple. Do not be deceived by the teaching of man. He that sins is of the devil, period. To see the real truth of the word of God, follow our bible study articles. Learn how one can truly cease from sin by the power of the spirit of God. God Bless.

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