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Inner Conflict And Its Remedy - With Given O. Blakely

Inner Conflict And Its Remedy
With Given O. Blakely

Our relationship to God through Jesus Christ is a spiritual one. It is not realized in the flesh, and does not consist of merely external procedures. In fulfillment of Jeremiah's prophecy, God has written His law upon the hearts of the regenerate (Jer. 31:33; Heb. 8:10). Those that have been reconciled to God serve the law of God with their mind (Rom. 7:25). Their thoughts are centered upon things "pertaining to life and godliness," and their affection is set "on things above" (2 Pet. 1:3; Col. 3:2). In confirmation of their acceptance, the Holy Spirit has been sent into their hearts (Gal. 4:6). He brings intimacy between the Father and His children, denoted by the expression "Abba, Father." These things take place within the individual.

Inner Conflict - Lesson 1 - Conflict, Not A Strange Thing


Because of this condition, Satan seeks to cause disruption within. Working through the Adamic, or natural part of us, he instigates distracting thoughts and imaginations. These are called "fiery darts," or "flaming arrows," in Scripture (Eph. 6:17). They are called "fiery" because they excite the fleshly nature, inflaming it and causing spiritual infection. They are called "darts" because they are often piercing and painful. They are an intrusion into the minds of the saved. These are "imaginations" and "thoughts" that are to be cast down by believers. They are not an expression of the primary person, but are a Satanic attempt to drag us from the holy place. Misinterpreted, they will lead to captivity and spiritual bondage. Duly checked, their presence will confirm ones sonship.