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Wrestling with the Flesh | Joyce Meyer

Wrestling with the Flesh | Joyce Meyer


COLOSSIANS 3:5,
“SO KILL.” [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: IF YOU WON’T TAKE IT
FROM ME, MAYBE YOU’LL TAKE IT FROM JESUS. I DON’T KNOW. “SO KILL (DEADEN, DEPRIVE OF
POWER) THE EVIL DESIRE LURKING IN YOUR MEMBERS [THOSE ANIMAL
IMPULSES AND ALL THAT IS EARTHLY IN YOU THAT IS EMPLOYED IN SIN]:
SEXUAL VICE, IMPURITY, SENSUAL APPETITES, UNHOLY DESIRES,
ALL GREED, ALL COVETOUSNESS,” AND ON, AND ON, AND ON, AND ON. SO HE’S SAYING ALL THESE FLESHLY
WAYS, THEY GOTTA DIE. THEY GOTTA GO, KILL ‘EM. NOW, I FOUND THE EASIEST WAY
TO KILL ANYTHING. YOU WANT ME TO TELL YOU WHAT
IT IS? HOW MANY OF YOU WANNA KNOW? STOP FEEDING IT. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: I MEAN, EVEN A WEED’LL
DIE IF YOU NEVER GIVE IT ANY SUNSHINE OR WATER. ANYTHING DIES IF YOU DON’T
FEED IT. AND I’M TELLING YOU, I HAVE
FOUND OUT–LET’S JUST–OKAY, HERE, LET’S JUST TAKE FOR
EXAMPLE, I HAD A REALLY BAD PROBLEM TALKING BACK TO MY
HUSBAND. NOW I JUST HAVE A LITTLE, TINY
PROBLEM IN THAT AREA. [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: NOW, I’M PRETTY GOOD,
AREN’T I? AM I PRETTY GOOD? I DON’T HAVE THAT PROBLEM NOW? NO, HE SAID I DON’T HAVE THAT
PROBLEM NOW, SEE? YAY FOR DAVE. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: I MEAN, I JUST COULD
NOT KEEP MY MOUTH SHUT. I HAD TO HAVE LAST WORD, ‘KAY? I KNOW YOU’RE NOT LIKE THAT,
BUT I JUST– [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: AND EVEN IF I DIDN’T
SAY IT OUT LOUD WHEN I GOT TO THE POINT WHERE I COULD KEEP MY
MOUTH SHUT IN FRONT OF HIM, THEN I’D WALK AWAY,
“YEAH, YOU ALWAYS THINK YOU’RE RIGHT. GOTTA BE RIGHT.” [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: AND SO, HERE’S WHAT
HAPPENS. YOU HAVE THE HOLY SPIRIT IN YOU. SATAN COMES AGAINST YOU WITH
TEMPTATION. YOU’RE TRYING TO BE A GOOD
LITTLE SHEEP. YOU GOT THE SHEPHERD. YOU JUST WANNA SAY, “BAA,”
BUT YOU KEEP SAYING, “BUT, BUT, BUT, BUT.” [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: “BUT GOD, IT’S JUST
NOT FAIR. BUT GOD, HE DOES. BUT GOD, SHE DOES.”
AND HE JUST WANTS TO HEAR, “YES, LORD. YOUR WILL BE DONE, YOU’LL TAKE
CARE OF ALL THE REST.” AMEN? SO, DAVE’S DOING SOMETHING I
DON’T LIKE. I FEEL THE WORDS COMING. [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: COME ON. HAVE I GOT A WITNESS? HAVE I GOT A SISTER
IN THE HOUSE? [AUDIENCE CHEERING] JOYCE: YOU FEEL THE WORDS
COMING. NOW, RIGHT ABOUT HERE,
THE HOLY SPIRIT SAYS… AND YOU KNOW. I MEAN, GOSH, YOU HEARD
THE MESSAGE, YOU BOUGHT THE CD, YOU GOT THE T-SHIRT. I MEAN, YOU– [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: YOU KNOW. IT’S LIKE, OKAY. SO, YOU GOT THIS SPLIT SECOND
DECISION. ARE YOU GONNA JUST GO AHEAD AND,
“BAAAH!” AND THEN GO THROUGH, “I FEEL SO
BAD NOW,” GUILT AND CONDEMNED. THEN YOU GET TO TAKE THE TEST
OVER. GOD IS SO AWESOME. YOU NEVER FAIL. YOU JUST GET TO KEEP TAKING
THE SAME TEST OVER, AND OVER, AND OVER. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: A MILLION TIMES YOU
TAKE THIS TEST. SO, JUST TO FAST FORWARD THIS,
THE THING THAT I FINALLY FOUND OUT IS IF WHEN I GOT ABOUT RIGHT
HERE, IF I WOULD JUST START SAYING INSIDE, “GOD, HELP ME. HELP ME, GOD. HELP ME, HELP ME.”
SEE, YOU CAN’T TRY TO DO IT ON YOUR OWN. THIS IS THE THING. IF YOU TRY TO DO IT ON YOUR OWN,
IT INSULTS GOD BECAUSE HE WANTS TO BE INVOLVED IN EVERYTHING. THERE HE IS. WANTS TO BE IN IT ALL. SO HE WANTS YOU TO SAY,
“HELP ME, GOD. I CAN’T DO THIS WITHOUT YOU.”
SO THEN, WHEN YOU DO THAT, THEN EVEN THOUGH IT’S STILL HARD,
IT’S REALLY HARD, YOU CAN MANAGE TO KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT. MAYBE YOU GOTTA GET OUT OF THE
ROOM, BUT YOU CAN MANAGE TO KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT. OKAY, SO NOW, SAME THING HAPPENS
A WEEK FROM NOW. YOU GO THROUGH THE SAME THING
AGAIN, ONLY THIS TIME NOW IT’S JUST A TINY BIT EASIER. [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: NOT MUCH, YOU CAN’T
EVEN HARDLY NOTICE IT, BUT IT’S A TINY, TINY BIT EASIER. AND THEN BY THE TIME YOU GET TO
DO THAT ABOUT 100 TIMES, IT AIN’T SO BAD ANYMORE. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: THAT’S HOW YOU KILL
THE FLESH.

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31 thoughts on “Wrestling with the Flesh | Joyce Meyer

  1. Very timely video for me. Thank You GOD for Your servant Joyce. "Imma stop feeding my weaknesses"!!!!! relying on GOD to take over of course ❤❤❤

  2. Mrs.Joyce you are really an awesome teacher.. love you a lot for what you are.. God is awesome Who is the source of such extraordinary knowledge..
    – from India

  3. I so love this! 😍 On point! Everything! 👏 Thank you for explaining this to us Joyce. Thanks for giving us the steps. This makes real sense and it helps me a lot! Thank you! ❤

  4. That's how it's easy for me now to deal with all toxic people who are always talking about me behind my back. It was difficult before, now I am used to it 😂😂😂😂 I don't care anymore about the opinion of others. I know who I am and it's not necessary to prove my worth to others 🙌 I have my Jesus Christ who is giving me the strength and energy everyday to face my battles 😊 I find peace with him😇

  5. I believe when I've wrestled with the flesh it is usually due to wrestling with God. Or more so being dragged along my path behind a chariot tied to a rope, instead of walking in it.

  6. This video came just in time!!! God really speaks to us if we really open our hearts to him. THANK YOH JOYCE!! God bless you and your family and ministries❤

  7. Soo true! I am trying to stop feeding my fleshly desires only to fall back for it again. What a wretched man I am. Help me Lord! 🙏😔

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