236 Every Time You Forsake the Flesh, It Is a Life-and-Death War

1. When you are forsaking the flesh, there is inevitably a war within you. Satan wants you to follow the notions of the flesh and safeguard the interests of the flesh, while God’s word inspires and enlightens you within, moves you within, and works within you. At this time, it is up to you whom you follow. Every time you practice the truth and practice loving God, it is a great war behind that.

2. So when you practice the truth, there is a life-and-death war deep in your heart. After you go through a fierce war, victory or defeat is finally settled, and you have shed so many sad tears behind that before you finally make a firm resolve to satisfy God, being willing to undergo all the sufferings to the end to satisfy God’s heart and being willing to care for God’s will. No matter what great frustrations you encounter, you will satisfy God. Even if you have to give up your life, you will satisfy God! Even if you have to give up your life, you will satisfy God!

from “Only Loving God Is Truly Believing in God” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

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