“The War Within!”

What is the worst fight you had with…yourself?! The war within is where 2nd guessing, wrong 1st impressions, half-truths, false judgments come from. There is supposed to be a war within.

Read Rom. 7:15-25

What is the worst fight you had with…yourself?! The war within is where 2nd guessing, wrong 1st impressions, half-truths, false judgments come from. There is supposed to be a war within.

Old Nature (characteristics)
Foolish anoētos – unwise, unknowing (Gal. 3:3)
Disobedient apeithēs – rebellious, stubborn (Rom. 1:30)new nature

Deceived planaō – err, off the path (Gal. 6:7)
Lusts epithymia – cravings, forbidden (Eph. 4:22)
Pleasures hēdonē – passion, depraved (Lk. 8:14)
Malice kakia – desire to injure, wickedness (Matt. 6:34)
Envy phthonos – deprive others, selfish (1 Pet. 2:1)
Hateful stygētos – detestable, (1 Jn. 3:15)
Hating one another miseō – pursue hate, consumed by it (1 Jn. 2:11)
Application: If you see it, destroy it (humility-prayer)(Gal. 2:20)

New Nature (characteristics)
Kindness chrēstotēs – moral goodness, upright (Col. 3:12)
Love philanthrōpia – love each other, benevolence (Acts 28:2)
Mercy eleos – good will, helpfulness (Jas. 3:17)
Regeneration paliggenesia – new birth, renew previous status (Matt. 19:28)
Renewing anakainōsis – complete change for better (Rom. 12:2)
Abundantly plousiōs – richly (Jn. 10:10)
Justified dikaioō – pronounce righteous (Rom. 5:1)
Hope elpis – joyful and confident expectation (1 Thess. 2:19)
Application: If you see it, grow it…If not, plant it (Ps. 1:2-3)

“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.” (Jas. 1:22-25)

Verses for The War Within

Romans 7:15-25
I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it. So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law, but in my sinful nature a slave to the law of sin.
Galatians 3:3
Are you so foolish? After beginning by means of the Spirit, are you now trying to finish by means of the flesh?
Romans 1:30
slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents;
Galatians 6:7
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.
Ephesians 4:22
You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires;
Luke 8:14
The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by life’s worries, riches and pleasures, and they do not mature.
Matthew 6:34
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
1 Peter 2:1
Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.
1 John 3:15
Anyone who hates a brother or sister is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life residing in him.
1 John 2:11
But anyone who hates a brother or sister is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness. They do not know where they are going, because the darkness has blinded them.
Galatians 2:20
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Colossians 3:12
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
Acts 28:2
The islanders showed us unusual kindness. They built a fire and welcomed us all because it was raining and cold.
James 3:17
But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.
2 Cor. 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here
Romans 12:2
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
John 10:10
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
Romans 5:1
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
1 Thessalonians 2:19
For what is our hope, our joy, or the crown in which we will glory in the presence of our Lord Jesus when he comes? Is it not you?
Psalm 1:2-3
but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers.