Human Nature, Overcoming
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No temptation has overtaken you that is unusual for human beings. But God is faithful, and he will not allow you to be tempted beyond your strength. Instead, along with the temptation he will also provide a way out, so that you may be able to endure it.
For what the flesh wants is opposed to the Spirit, and what the Spirit wants is opposed to the flesh. They are opposed to each other, and so you do not do what you want to do.
But if the Messiah is in you, your bodies are dead due to sin, but the spirit is alive due to righteousness.
You, however, are not under the control of the human nature but under the control of the Spirit, since God's Spirit lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of the Messiah, he does not belong to him.
Therefore, since the children have flesh and blood, he himself also shared the same things, so that by his death he might destroy the one who has the power of death (that is, the Devil)
Through these he has given us his precious and wonderful promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, seeing that you have escaped the corruption that is in the world caused by evil desires.
so that the righteous requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not live according to human nature but according to the Spirit.
So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will never fulfill the desires of the flesh.
I have told you this so that through me you may have peace. In the world you'll have trouble, but be courageous I've overcome the world!"
Therefore, since the Messiah suffered in a mortal body, you, too, must arm yourselves with the same determination, because the person who has suffered in a mortal body has stopped sinning,
I have written to you, little children, because you have known the Father. I have written to you, fathers, because you have known the one who has existed from the beginning. I have written to you, young people, because you are strong and because God's word remains in you and you have overcome the evil one.
All of you must stay awake and pray that you won't be tempted. The spirit is indeed willing, but the body is weak."