21 Days of Dying The Crucified Life Copyright 2016 © Misty Holmes Dorsey Overcoming Your Belly/Appetite DAY 16
21 Days of Dying
The Crucified Life
Copyright 2016 © Misty Holmes Dorsey
Overcoming Your Belly/Appetite
“For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.” Romans 6:18 (KJV)
Today, as I pray it is my desire that you come in a place with God that sets you apart from all unrighteousness and come into righteous living. This is one thing that the flesh will fight you with all the way. However, after you have killed something the thing that was fighting you is no longer in existence. We as sons of God must rid our mind, imaginations, and thoughts that would love us to resurrect those things that we nailed to the cross with Christ Jesus.
These daily devotions that you have been reading for these 16 days are about dying daily and living the crucified flesh. They will continue to help you kill your flesh and cause you to come to a place of knowing that you are possessing the gates of hell and taking the Kingdom of God by storm.
Today when we take a biblical look at the church through God’s eye, His mouth, and His heart does what we see does it line up with the Words of Christ. The Church is in a place of compromise because of our belly and fear. God is looking for His bride to come forth. We can’t be in the church and still behave and look like the world. We have not come to a place that we have transformed but we have come to a place that we have conformed. This conformity is because we have not dealt with those things that resides in our bellies.
5 Be ye therefore followers (imitators-ASV) of God, as dear children;
2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savour.
3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
What does it take for us to not to allow our bellies to take control us? Why is it difficult to walk in the obedience of God and the established grace without abusing grace?
A lot of this is happening because people who are saved are not getting delivered. Meaning I accepted Christ, and Christ is in me, but I continue to do those things that are still satisfying to my belly. Why does it appear to be difficult or even a struggle to walk in the mind of Christ and allow His mind to be walked out in us? These are questions that I ask you to explore in your reflection time. Realizing that everyone will not have the same answers, but go ahead and reflect.
Philippians 2:5 – Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
Do we even believe that Jesus is coming back for a church without spot, wrinkle or blemish? Our garments are stained because of our bellies and we need our garments to washed in the blood of Jesus. I am talking about the garments of our soulish realm. We cannot afford to have good intentions to be taken for evil.
Our garments are stained and our flesh is alive and refusing to walk in the newness of Christ. As it was with Saul and Samuel when the people wanted a king the eyes of the people are still looking in on the world instead of in the Kingdom and on God. We must stop reasoning out the will, mind, and the counsel of God in order to have it line up with our needs, wants, and desires. We must continue to get delivered from our false weakness and demons that have infiltrated our minds and the minds of other Christians.
We must be willing to get delivered from un-yielded places that refuse to yield to God’s plans and purpose for our life. I know you may be saying. “I don’t have any spirits or demons operating in me,” what about the places inside of you that choose not submit and yield to the authority of God.
Know this, you will not have a deep walk with God but a shallow walk with God, if you cannot turn your plate down and pray about those things and give them over to God daily. If you are always chewing or having your upper teeth meet with you lower teeth you most likely are not meeting with God.
The very reasons for fasting is so that we can obtain an audience with God not so He will give us what we want. If we can stop chewing and start praying and seeking His face, our yokes and demons will be starved and therefore, they will leave and die. Fasting along prayer will take care of your belly. Those two things will starve the belly and kill the desire that we have continued to feed. The flesh is undisciplined and does not want to stop eating to pray. Know when you are big in your flesh realm you are most likely small in the spirit.
Adam and Even in the garden of Eden when they started to chew the forbidden it was then that they begin to walk in some issues. When the tongue starts to taste, it begins to activate the appetite of the belly.
Romans 16:17-19 – Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. 18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple. 19 For your obedience is come abroad unto all men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil.
When dealing with your body it is important to take notice of what is around you. Paul is talking to saved folks – brethren. I beseech you – beg you to take notice of them (brethren – the church)
Paul says to mark them which cause division and offences – make them obvious to you and avoid them. Stay away from them do not fellowship with them. They need to get delivered and don’t allow them to pull you back into an old cycle that has been crucified.
Paul wants our eyes to open so we can see what is going on.
2 Corinthians 6:17-18 – Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, 18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
We need to get delivered. People who get delivered are few. People who are not delivered are many. We need to make a choice, which one do we want to be.
Know that your struggle is real. However, remember God is bigger and greater than your struggle and He is the answer for you belly. Submit to God and resist temptation. God has already made a way of escape that you do not have to conform to the world. Continue to reflect on questions in devotions and apply God’s Word to those things and walk out God’s Word in your life.