Pastor Ron Baker

Romans 7:18-25 (KJV)

For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh, BODY) dwelleth no good thing: for to will (do what's right) is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. 

[19] For the good that I would(want to do), I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. 

[20] Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. 

[21] I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. 

[22] For I delight in the law of God after the inward man SPIRIT: 

[23] But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me MY SPIRIT into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. 

[24] O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? 

[25] I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.


AS LONG AS YOU LIVE FOR THE DEVIL, YOUR FLESH IS OK. YOU DON'T STRUGGLE WITH THE WORLD AND WORLDLY THINGS. 


WHEN YOU ARE FLOATING DOWN STREAM, YOU ARE NOT STRUGGLING WITH THE CURRENT. THE MOMENT YOU DECIDE TO DEDICATE YOUR LIFE, HOWEVER, CONSECRATE YOUR SPIRIT, START GOING TO CHURCH AND WANT TO LIVE FOR GOD,  "THAT'S WHEN THE FIGHT STARTS!”


YOUR SPIRIT AND YOUR FLESH START A WAR WITH EACH OTHER. THEY HAVE CHOSEN A PLACE TO DO BATTLE. THE BATTLEFIELD OF YOUR BODY AND SPIRIT IS THE MIND. YOU ARE THE ONE WHO DECIDES WHICH WILL WIN.  YOU MUST DO THE THINGS JESUS CHRIST DO. RESPOND IN THE SAME MANNER HE WOULD RESPOND. YOU MUST PRAY DAILY AS HE PRAYED DAILY. 


Matthew 26:41 (KJV) Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.


THAT'S THE REASON YOUR VOICE SAYS, “I WANT TO, BUT, I DON'T WANT TO.”


YOU NEED A FIGHT STRATEGY.  YOU NEED A BATTLE PLAN.  YOU NEED A COACH THAT'S BEEN THERE AND DONE THAT. 


YOUR FIGHT STRATEGY BOOK IS THE BIBLE. YOUR BATTLE PLAN IS IN THE BIBLE. YOUR COACH IS THE PASTOR AND OTHER SPIRITUAL LEADERS.

EVERY CHRISTIAN WITH NO EXCEPTIONS IS STRUGGLING, FIGHTING IN SOME AREA OF THEIR LIVES. YOU NEED HELP! YOU NEED A COACH,  A BIBLE,  PRAYER LIFE,  A CONSCIENCE;  YOU NEED OLD-FASHIONED CONVICTIONS THAT ARE OUT OF DATE WITH TODAY'S SOCIETY, BUT NEVER CHANGE WITH JESUS CHRIST.  

Galatians 5:16 SAYS:  This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

That's When the Fight Started!