Mortify your Earthly Members

Proverbs 23:17-18 KJV
Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the Lord all the day long. [18] For surely there is an end; and expectation shall not be cut off.

Mortify your Earthly Members

Colossians 3:5 KJV
Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:

The being called man is tripartite in nature. This means man is made of three entities β€” The Spirit, Soul and body.

The body gives expresion to what the Soul and the Spirit has captured.

Job 32:8 KJV
But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.

Romans 8:14 KJV
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

Earthly Members

Earthly Members are the sinful things that are lurking in man. And this can be in the body, soul {Mind & Heart} and the Spirit of man.

  • Fornication β€” this means sexual immoralities which include adultery, bestility, lesbianism etc.
  • Uncleanness : This comprises of all form of things that can pollute the purity of man. Such as lies, debauchery, malice, hatred, vulgar words, witchcraft and even disobedience, etc.
  • Inordinate affection β€” This means LUST. A man is a tempted through lust. James 1:14. 1 John 2 : 16.
  • Evil Concupiscence : This means evil desire. You just wanting and craving for things that are wrong. It can be likened to lust.
  • Covetousness β€” This means greed. You wanting more than enough. And this is idolatry. It replaces your commitment to God. Col 3:5 Amp

Mortify your earthly members.

To mortify means to put to death. If Apostle Paul is advising us to put them to death, this means they are so dangerous that if not put to death cause attract destruction.

Colossians 3:6 KJV
For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:

Also, this is a command or a charge, therefore it requires a conscious and deliberate effort .

Ways to mortfify

Prayer :

FireπŸ”₯ of God, burn within me and put to death every lust or earthly members lurking within my spirit, soul and body

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