If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.
Therein lies the trouble with humanity.
We are divided within, against ourselves. Spirit and flesh in constant battle.
Flesh routinely prevails, the spirit remains restless.
Unhappiness prevails, desire heightens.
“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” – Matthew 26:41
As humans, we need to discipline our flesh. We need to strengthen our flesh.
Fasting helps. It is a conscious feedback to the flesh that is owned, not possessed by you.
When the flesh is aligned to the spirit, a human stands.