Emanna for 07/28/2019

Not Feeding the Flesh to Arouse Its Lust

Bible Verses

Rom 13:13 Let us walk becomingly as in the day; not in reveling and drunkenness, not in fornication and licentiousness, not in strife and jealousy. (14) But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh to fulfill its lusts.

Words of Ministry

The present human society is dark and evil, containing numerous provisions for the flesh. Consider, for instance, the newspapers with their pictures and advertisements. I do not believe that anyone is so spiritual that when he sees an evil picture in the newspaper that he will not be influenced. Your experiences will testify to you that when you looked at some of the advertisements and pictures in the newspapers your flesh was aroused. Furthermore, television has also been much used by the enemy to provide food for the hungry flesh. I am not legal to say that Christians should not watch television, but I do say that it is better to keep away from it. Do not think that you are so strong. Suppose there is a deep well nearby. If I do not wish to fall into the well, I should stay away from it and not walk around it. However, if I continue to walk near the well, although I may not fall in it today, I probably will in the future. Likewise, it is dangerous to watch television. If you intend to watch television, you should pray, "Lord, look at the television with me. Be one with me in my spirit to watch television." If you pray in this way, it may be all right for you to do it. Otherwise, perhaps you should consider giving it up. At any rate, television has been a powerful means for the enemy to make provision for the flesh, and many evil things have occurred as a result of its influence.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee. Life-study of Romans, pp. 324-325. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 11/2/98) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.