The Flesh and Spirit

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Flesh and spirit

Every human being is made up of the flesh and spirit being. The type of spirit living inside the individual is what distinguishes believers from pagans.  A Christian is possessed by the spirit of God which is called the Holy Spirit and a pagan is possessed by the spirit of satan.  

The war within the flesh and spirit

“I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.”

Galatians 5:16-17 NKJV

The flesh and spirit components are always at war. They have different agendas. Therefore, they cannot work together.

Beloved, if you are active and truthful in your relationship with God. The spirit of God will weaken the flesh man inside of you.

The spirit of God inside you seeks righteousness. The holy spirit shows good fruits and wants you to be successful. 

The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

John 10:10 NKJV

The Flesh man, on the other hand, works very well with the spirit of the devil. Its purpose is the  same, which is to create damage. 
The spirit of the devil seeks unrighteousness to destroy an individual.  That is why most people can indulge in evil acts without pity. Those possessed by the devil have no conscience and no regrets.

Characteristics of the spirit and flesh

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.

Gal 5:22- 23 NKJV

Those who walk in the spirit are the sons and daughters of God. They show the fruits mentioned in the scripture above. They will inherit the kingdom of heaven forever.

Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Galatians 5:19-21 NKJV

 When an individual lacks the spirit of God, he or she dwells in sin. They engage in the works of the flesh. Such people will not make heaven.

Accept Jesus Christ as Lord of your life

Beloved, Stay away from passions of the flesh, it aims to destroy you.  Jesus is the only way out. Give your life to Jesus Christ and amend your ways. 

Let the spirit of God dwell in you and weaken the flesh man living inside of you.  Choose the path of life so you will make heaven at last. God loved us so much that was why he sent his only son (Jesus) to die for us.  Jesus died on the cross so that we will be free from sin. God is so holy; sin creates a hindrance and weakens our bond with God. The devil does not want us to receive from God, make heaven or serve God. 

If you want to give your life to Jesus Christ, say the prayer below.


Dear Father, I come before you and ask that you forgive me my sins (confess your sins). I am sorry and ask that you forgive me. I believe that you died on the cross for my sins. I believe you resurrected on the third on the third day. I surrender my life to you Lord. Come into my life and become my Lord and personal savior. Thank you for your mercy. i ask that you teach me, guide my paths and preserve me for heaven at last.

Congratulations! Now that you’re saved, please find a bible believing church to continue this process and maintain your salvation.

If you received Christ today or have questions, I will love to hear from you. Email me at or message me on Instagram, Facebook or twitter @ favouredogo.

God willing, next week’s blog post is going to discuss how believers can create a balance between the flesh and spirit. 

Photo by Rosie Fraser on Unsplash


  1. Humans are made up of the flesh and spirit
  2. Gods children has the spirit of God (Holy spirit). Those who serve the devil posses the spirit of satan
  3. Flesh feeds on unrighteousness while the spirit of God feeds on righteousness
  4. Spirit of God bears good fruits while the flesh practice evil works.
  5. Accepting Jesus is the only key to be delivered.
  6. Once you accept Jesus; The Holy spirit lives inside of you, the spirit of God weakens the flesh man, you have dominion over sin.


  1. Tinashe says:

    I like the statement you made that the devil doesn’t want us to receive God, make heaven or serve God! It’s so true. He wants to destroy both our present and future. Great post 😊

    1. Ogochukwu Nzeribe says:

      Thank you so much
      I’m glad you enjoyed this post

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