Seven Characteristics of the
Mind of the Flash
1. The mind
of the flesh doubts God.
Trusting a God, who isnt visible, just
doesnt make sense to our flesh.
the moment we identify Gods voice and
determine to obey it, we should expect our fleshs
sense, reason, and desire
to start its doubtful discourse.
presence of these doubtful thoughts isnt
proof that we dont love God. They are proof
that we have two minds at
war within us.
11:6 reminds us that without faith it is
impossible to please God.
2. The mind
of the flesh promotes fear.
chief objective of our flesh is to paralyze
our obedience to God.
our flesh will attempt to create fear in us by
whispering lies about Gods character
and plans for us.
3. The mind
of the flesh works to avoid uncomfortable
voice of our flesh will always tell us to take
the easy way out.
prepared for the mind of the flesh to twist
the truth even lies.
4. The mind
of the flesh uses intellect &
abilities to undermine faith.
produces a surplus amount of reasoning
our life, the mind of the flesh will use our intellect
to challenge a walk of faith.
will cause us to question God when
we should simply obey. Matthew
Isaiah 47: 10, For God
in His wisdom saw to it that the world would
never find God through human brilliance.
1 Corinthians 3:18-19, If anyone among you seems
to be wise in this age, let him become
a fool that he may become wise, for the
wisdom of this world is foolishness
5. The mind
of the flesh encourages sin.
a. It is
a formidable enemy because it lives within
that reason it has access to influence
our fear at any time. James
1:22, Its reasoning power can deceive us.
deceives us most successfully when its voice mixes
truth with error.
truth is, with every purposeful choice we make to
enjoy sin; we take the risk
of being enslaved by that sin.
Romans 6:16, Dont
you realize that you become the slave of whatever
you choose to obey? You can be a slave to sin,
which leads to death, or you can choose to obey
God, which leads to righteous living.
6. The mind
of the flesh has a goal to conform us
to the world.
as Gods Word has the power to
transform us into His image, the
god of this world has
power to conform us to his.
is no just me option. There is me
under the influence of Holy Spirit
and there is me under the influence of the spirit
of this age.
day, through our obedience to God,
or lack of it, we are increasingly reflecting the
God of Heaven to others or the god
of this world to others.
achieve its goal our flesh will tell us we must
compromise Biblical behavior for
the sake of peace and unity. Audible thoughts
will caution us to keep the straight laces of our
gospel to ourselves so we dont offend
anyone. But Romans 9 tells us Jesus and what He
teaches does offend people. John
7:7, The world
hates me because I
testify that what it does is evil.
next time a voice whispers that a little sin wont
hurt we had better consider whether or not we
really want to risk of darkness
being seen in us.
7. The mind
of the flesh provides a door for Satan.
a. Jesus recognized
the voice of Satan behind the words of
Peters human wisdom and said,
behind me Satan! For you do not have a mind
intent on promoting what God wills, but what
b. Proverbs 14: 12
warned, There is a way
that seems right to a man but the end thereof are
the ways of death.