Focus: Galatians 5:24 - KJV
24. And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
The flesh is the part of the human that is susceptible to lusts, emotion and affections. The greatest instrument that aids the flesh to lust is the sense of sight. What the eyes see is processed by the flesh and may be, more often than not, used for the destruction of the entire being in lust and inordinate affections. For instance, it was that Eve saw and considered the forbidden fruit good for food. David, the great king of Israel and a man dear to the heart of God saw the wife of Urriah bathing and one thing led to another. Job was wiser in this matter as he decided to covenant with his eyes so that he does not sin through its instrumentality. The New Testament Church has a better counsel for everyone who is in Christ: the moment you accept Christ as Lord and Savior, you are crucified with Him. A dead person has no longer an emotion and therefore cannot lust or have inordinate affection. So, if we are truly crucified with Christ, the flesh that lusts in us ought to have been so crucified and therefore dead. If therefore, the flesh seems to be rearing its ugly head in lusts and affection, there may be need for us to query whether indeed we were crucified with Christ. How come a dead flesh finds voice to operate.
Like Job, let us make a covenant with our eyes from today not to glare so much on things that do not glorify. And much more than the idea of Job, let us fully crucify the flesh and its inordinate affections. That person of the opposite sex that always crosses your path for you to observe, please avoid completely. Those funds that you saw and feel is not monitored or it is monitored but the custodian may be made to compromise is just a bait of death and destruction. Take your mind off it and stop ruminating over it. God is able to meet you at the point of your needs if you will ask Him rather than pursue the path of death.
SOLUTION: Aside making a covenant with your eyes, if you find anything that will make you to sin, just “pluck it out”. Do away completely with anything or anyone that makes you lust.
The Lord will make us masters over the flesh and not allow it to send us or anyone of us into damnation in Jesus’ name. He will cause our flesh to be truly crucified and not lead us into inordinate affection again in Jesus’ name. We shall all finish well and strong in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.