Emanna for 06/24/2019
The Battle of Good and Evil in Man
Romans 7:19 For I do not do the good which I will; but the evil which I do not will, this I practice. (20) But if what I do not will, this I do, it is no longer I that work it out but sin that dwells in me. (22) For I delight in the law of God according to the inner man, (23) but I see a different law in my members, warring against the law of my mind and making me a captive to the law of sin which is in my members
Words of Ministry
[Part 2 of 3]
Man was created by God, and God never created anything bad. Everything God created was good, including man as God's creature. Regardless of how fallen man has become, the goodness of God's creation remains in him. Although man was created good, the evil nature of Satan was injected into his body when he partook of the fruit of the tree of knowledge. The tree of knowledge denoted Satan, the evil one, who has the power of death. Thus, when man ate of the fruit of the tree of knowledge, Satan came into his body. Satan's principle, the factor of every evil thing, is the law of sin. In our mind we have a principle created by God, the law of good. We have a good law in our mind and an evil law in our flesh, two laws which are incompatible. The good law represents the good principle created by God, and the evil law is Satan's principle in our flesh. Satan in our flesh hates God, deceives man, and tries his best to damage and ruin humanity. Thus, whenever man's mind by the good law thinks to do good, the evil law immediately rises up to fight, defeat, and capture the pitiful, wretched man. (Continued tomorrow)
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee. Life-study of Romans, pp. 159-160. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 4/30/98) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: email@example.com.