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HOW TO OVERCOME

The journey to Heaven is longer than we ever think. Once we are saved, we usually think its just a few years of serving God and we'll soon be in heaven with Him but there are numerous temptations, tests and trials before we get there and many times we feel discouraged and like we'll never make it to Heaven.

Being around worldly people in places like School, work etc even makes overcoming harder as you have to overcome all their pressure of trying to make you backslide and be one of them and their attempts of trying to make you feel ashamed of being Holy.

You can be trying to do good in your Christian life but find that you are easily overcome by temptations and this makes you feel discouraged and like you will never make it to Heaven.

The spiritual secret to overcoming is subduing the flesh.

Galatians 5:17 says that the spirit lusts against the flesh and the flesh against the spirit and these are contrary to one another so that you do not do the things you wish to do.

The bible shows us through scripture that the flesh is subdued through fasting.

When you are in frequent fasts, it is easy to overcome the desires of the flesh because your mind is on heavenly things and you are always aware of the presence of God.

However when you are not fasting, it is easy to please the desires of the flesh because all your thoughts are on earthly things.

The bible also says that the flesh serves the law of sin, according to (Romans 7:25).

This plainly tells us that the flesh serves the law of sin, desiring to do the things you would not want to do. Therefore, it must be subdued in order to do the will of God.

Fasting subdues the flesh and the bible tells us that the flesh and its passions and desires need to be CRUCIFIED (Galatians 5:24)

Paul in Romans 8:12-13 further tells us that "If you live after the flesh, you shall die. "

Literally, meaning that if you live a life that has no fasting, the result will be that you will live after the flesh and hence, you will be overcome by the desires of the flesh.

The more you eat, the more you find worldly things fascinating and harder to overcome.

Paul also says, in 1 Corinthians 9:27 that, "I bring my body under subjection lest after I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway" Meaning that if he does not keep his body under subjection, which is achieved by fasting, he will be a castaway because he would have obeyed the desires of the flesh.

Even Jesus Himself told us in Matthew 4:4 that, man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God."

This tells us that as Christians, we need to have a life of prayer and fasting and not just eating physical food. It needs to be a lifestyle and not just a once in a great while thing.

Fasting was even the lifestyle of Jesus and that is why He was able to cast out the demons that His disciples failed to cast out in Matthew 17:14-21. He told them, "This kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting " He did not say, since these kind of demons only go out through prayer and fasting, let me fast and then bring back your son after some days and I'll be able to pray for him but He immediately cast out the demons and they obeyed. This means He lived a life of fasting and he said that His disciples would soon join that lifestyle of fasting after He is gone since they could not mourn while the bridegroom was still with them.

Afterwards, we see many examples in the book of Acts and other books which show that the disciples and Apostles lived a life of fasting.

Paul even tells us that he is in fastings OFTEN in 2 Corinthians 11:27. This means that frequent fasting was his lifestyle.

May the Lord help us live this kind of life that we may overcome and subdue the flesh and its desires.

SHALOM

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42 Comments

42 Comments

  1. Sureshbabu Jayaraman

    October 18, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    Amen

  2. Jadon Chinonso

    October 18, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    Lord stranghten your children to be conformed to your nature in Jesus name. Amen

  3. Ifeoma Okoli

    October 18, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    Amen God Wil Help M

  4. Vik Don

    October 18, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    amen o

  5. Uhuo Echezona

    October 18, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    Amen

  6. Mhiz Kimmie Quan

    October 18, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    Amen ooooo…. God bless u sister

  7. Ruth Eze Ruth

    October 19, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Amen ,i pray for the strentht ofgod upon ur life

  8. Robert Gantungo

    October 19, 2017 at 10:57 am

    Amen

  9. David Cobham

    October 19, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    AMEN….

  10. Mercy Dorice Amoka

    October 19, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    Amen. Lilian Mirasi Daizy Dee Mirasi Viola Mirasi Nelson Amoka

  11. Lucky Mahlatsi Digoro

    October 19, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Powerful massage

  12. Khakasa Violet

    October 19, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    Amen

  13. Grace Baya

    October 19, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    Amen May the Lord help us live this kind of life that we may overcome and subdue the flesh and its desires.

  14. Adisaluchukwu Udowelle

    October 20, 2017 at 6:07 am

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  15. Comfort Diji Godwin

    October 21, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    HAVE MERCY ON ME O LORD JESUS

  16. Godwin Onyeh

    October 24, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    Amen.

  17. Febe Palit-Heydemans

    October 27, 2017 at 3:14 am

    Amen

  18. Gurtha Mfulama

    October 27, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    Amen

  19. Rachel Zapata

    October 30, 2017 at 1:55 am

    Amen

  20. Dino Govender

    October 30, 2017 at 11:17 am

    Amen

  21. Samantha Loren Sabillo

    October 30, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    AMEN

  22. Odua Lilian Ejohwemu

    October 30, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    AMENNNNNN IN JESUS NAME. GOD BLESS YOU.

  23. Joseph Sibusiso Ndlovu

    October 31, 2017 at 5:42 am

    #AmennnLORDJESUS!! A present Clarion Call to the Church @ large globally prior the
    #ImminentReturnOfTheLORD!! LORD Help Us…

  24. Joseph Sibusiso Ndlovu

    October 31, 2017 at 6:08 am

    …And dear sisters in CHRIST @ Mushalas(Zipporah&Rachael) please if The SPIRIT Of GOD Put it in your hearts to write a book on “HowToOvercome” as collaborative or singular project please never procrastinate onother minute onother day… The LORD has made you friends a blessing and an inspiration to Us #TheBodyOfCHRIST globally and more over you will amoungst others remain in our prayers for keeps!! GOD Bless you #KingdomSoldiers!!

  25. Ngozi Obi

    November 1, 2017 at 11:26 am

    Oh mighty God help my unbilieve I was living this king of life before not knowing it was my sows of power . oh Lord GOD I pray ur help make me empowered again through fasting and prayers with all night and evangelism

  26. Anointing Ibeh

    November 1, 2017 at 12:43 pm

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  28. Linda Amuche

    November 19, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    Amen

  29. Sivuyile Kuhle Mamgcina

    November 23, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    Jesus!

  30. Matthew Christian Pangelinan

    November 28, 2017 at 6:16 pm

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  31. Matthew Christian Pangelinan

    November 28, 2017 at 6:42 pm

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  32. Matthew Christian Pangelinan

    November 28, 2017 at 6:43 pm

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  33. Christian Haven

    November 28, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    Wow amen!!what a powerful message????

  34. David J Cortez

    November 28, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    Amen thank you Jesus Christ for the Living Word of God. How faithful and just are the truths of the life giving instruction we receive through the voice of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

  35. Matthew Christian Pangelinan

    November 28, 2017 at 7:50 pm

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    November 28, 2017 at 8:01 pm

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  37. Glenn Sego

    November 28, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    AMEN AND AMEN THANK YOU JESUS AND THANK YOU MY DEAR BELOVED BROTHER MATTHEW GLORY HALLELUJAH FOR OUR RISEN KING FOR ONLY HE IS WORTHY NOW AND FOREVER IN THE NAME OF JESUS AMEN

  38. Ohawa William

    December 21, 2017 at 9:39 am

    Glory to God

  39. Jane Wahome

    December 26, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    Amen

  40. Jasmine Jayden

    January 19, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    may God eternaly bless you siz

  41. Jasmine Jayden

    January 19, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    may God eternaly bless you siz

  42. Samwel Otieno

    February 1, 2018 at 9:42 am

    Amen, Very Helpful Post.

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