LIVING THE VICTORIOUS LIFE
Rom 8:37 Nay, in all these things we are
more than conquerors through him
that loved us.
The battle that rages in us is brought
about by the conflict between three
The flesh is not good or bad in itself.
The mind is not good or bad in itself.
The law is righteous
Rom 7:12 Wherefore the law is holy, and the
commandment holy, and just, and
God created man free from sin. But man's
world was invaded by Satan.
Man fell captive to Satan in the Garden of
Rom 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin
entered into the world, and death
by sin; and so death passed upon
all men, for that all have sinned:
A battle occurs when sin tries to occupy
the place of God.
When one knows to do good and does not do
good that he knows he should there is
Every believer can experience the
I. BY REALIZING THE WEAKNESS OF THE FLESH
Rom 7:23 But I see another law in my members,
warring against the law of my mind,
and bringing me into captivity to
the law of sin which is in my
The flesh wants to be satisfied.
1 John 2:16 For all that is in the world, the
lust of the flesh, and the lust
of the eyes, and the pride of
life, is not of the Father, but
is of the world.
Gal 5:19‑21 19 Now the works of the flesh
are manifest, which are these;
20 Idolatry, witchcraft,
hatred, variance, emulations,
wrath, strife, seditions,
21 Envyings, murders,
drunkenness, revellings, and
such like: of the which I tell
you before, as I have also told
you in time past, that they
which do such things shall not
inherit the kingdom of God.
Rom 8:3 For what the law could not do, in
that it was weak through the flesh,
God sending his own Son in the
likeness of sinful flesh, and for
sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
It is indeed through the flesh that we are
vulnerable to sin.
II. BY REASONING WITH THE MIND
Isaiah 1:18 Come now, and let us reason
together, saith the LORD:
though your sins be as scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow;
though they be red like
crimson, they shall be as wool.
Prov 23:7 For as he thinketh in his heart,
so is he: Eat and drink, saith he
to thee; but his heart is not
Reason concerning the law
There are five laws refered to in the book
1. The law of Moses (3:19)
2. The law of faith (3:2)
3. The law of sin (7:21‑25)
4. The law of the mind (7:16)
5. The law of the spirit (8:2,4)
We want to reason concerning the law as we
That is the difference between right and
Those things we have learned from a child
those moral standards and precepts taught
in the word of God.
Rom 7:9 For I was alive without the law
once: but when the commandment
came, sin revived, and I died.
Without the law we would not know sin. But
with the law comes the knowledge of sin.
Rom 7:7‑8 7 What shall we say then? Is the
law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had
not known sin, but by the law:
for I had not known lust, except
the law had said, Thou shalt not
8 But sin, taking occasion by
the commandment, wrought in me
all manner of concupiscence. For
without the law sin was dead.
And the condemnation that goes with it.
When sin is revived we must die.
Rom 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but
the gift of God is eternal life
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Rom 7:10‑14 (read)
The way we realise that we should do that
which is right.
We must consent to the law.
Rom 7:16 If then I do that which I would
not, I consent unto the law that
it is good.
We Must delight in the law
Rom 7:22 For I delight in the law of God
after the inward man:
Psalms 119:1 1 Blessed are the undefiled
in the way, who walk in the
law of the LORD.
2 Blessed are they that keep
his testimonies, and that seek
him with the whole heart.
3 They also do no iniquity:
they walk in his ways.
4 Thou hast commanded us to
keep thy precepts diligently.
5 O that my ways were
directed to keep thy statutes!
6 Then shall I not be
ashamed, when I have respect
unto all thy commandments.
7 I will praise thee with
uprightness of heart, when I
shall have learned thy
8 I will keep thy statutes: O
forsake me not utterly.
WE must serve the law
Rom 7:25 I thank God through Jesus Christ
our Lord. So then with the mind I
myself serve the law of God; but
with the flesh the law of sin.
That is do those things we know are right.
There can be no peace without doing that
which we know is right.
The enemy wins a battle every time we allow
sin to be committed through our body.
Is there no warfare ? Is there no battle ?
Then why don't we spend more time reading
God's Word, Praying, Working at church,
Why then is sin still such a part of our
How can I be victorious in this battle?
III. RISE UP AND WALK AFTER THE SPIRIT
Yield to the Holy Spirit.
Rom 8:1 There is therefore now no
condemnation to them which are in
Christ Jesus, who walk not after
the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Rom 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life
in Christ Jesus hath made me free
from the law of sin and death.
Gal 5:22‑23 22 But the fruit of the Spirit
is love, joy, peace,
23 Meekness, temperance:
against such there is no law.
Rom 12:1‑2 1 I beseech you therefore,
brethren, by the mercies of God,
that ye present your bodies a
living sacrifice, holy,
acceptable unto God, which is
your reasonable service.
2 And be not conformed to this
world: but be ye transformed by
the renewing of your mind, that
ye may prove what is that good,
and acceptable, and perfect,
will of God.
The battle rages.
Who is the enemy?
Is it sin? Is it the Law? Is it the preacher? Is it yourself?
Who is the victor?
Is it God? Is it Satan?
The battle is raging in the hearts of men?
Who occupies your heart?
You have the power to win the war?
It will be won as you make committments
and keep them.