Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from him, throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy. Ephesians 4:21‭-‬24 NLT

The greatest enemy of mankind is our sinful nature. It is this nature in us the tempter always attracts to make us sin. All humans yield to temptation and sin because the natural thing for the personality in us to do is to sin.

When you gave your life to Jesus and invited Him to live in you, He literarily came into your life first to terminate and evacuate the sinful nature that is in you. Second, to live in you instead of your former self. You then became born again and you were given a new life – Jesus Christ Himself living in you.

With your new life, the propensity to sin had been removed but the remnants – fleshly desires of the old self remain. To appropriate the victory Jesus has given you over sin, you are commanded to take responsibility for dismantling all the personal effects of your sinful nature.

The fleshly lusts are deceitful, hence the need for you to constantly renew your mind with the Word of God. Failure to do this will lead to the resurgence of your former lifestyle.

If you are determined to live a holy life, you are to actively seek out the remnants of the old man in you, as if on a “search and destroy mission,” using God’s Word as your only offensive weapon. Only then your life can attract the glory of God. May the Lord Jesus help you to appropriate the victory He has given you over sin and walk daily in dominion over sin and Satan in Jesus’ name. Good morning.

Your brother,