Daily Devotional – Mortification of Sin

Some “Christians” have fallen prey to the misconception that we must all be passive sheep in all we do. Nothing could be farther from the truth especially when fighting our own spiritual warfare battles. – Mike

by John Owen – February 17th, 2019 

Chapter 6 “WHAT MORTIFICATION IS” Continued 

c. Attack daily

The height of this contest is to load sin daily with all the things that are grievous, killing, and destructive to sin, which shall be mentioned later. Such a one never thinks his lust dead because it is quiet, but labors still to give it new wounds, new blows every day. So, the apostle says in Colossians 3:5, “Mortify therefore your members…” etc.

Now, while the soul is thus dealing in this condition, it certainly has the upper hand: sin is under the sword and dying.

 Excerpts from Mortification of Sin by John Owen from:The Chapel Library •  chapel@mountzion.org

Daily Devotional – Mortification of Sin

by John Owen – February 16th, 2019 

Chapter 6 “WHAT MORTIFICATION IS” Continued 

2. Constant Fighting and Contending against Sin

To be able always to be laying load on sin is no small degree of mortification. When sin is strong and vigorous the soul is scarce able to make any head against it. It sighs, groans, mourns, and is troubled, but seldom has sin in the pursuit. David speaks of himself, complaining that his sin had “taken fast hold upon me, so that I am not able to look up” (Psa 40:12). How little then was he able to fight against it!

Now, various things are required for and involved in this fighting against sin.

1. Recognize the battle

   To know that a man has such an enemy to deal with, to take notice of it, to consider it as an enemy indeed, and one that is to be destroyed by all means possible, is required hereunto. As I said before, the contest is vigorous and hazardous: it is about the things of eternity. When therefore men have slight and transient thoughts of their lusts, it is no great sign that they are mortified or that they are in a way for their mortification. This is every man’s knowing “the plague of his own heart” (1Ki 8:38), without which no other work can be done. It is to be feared that very many have little knowledge of the main enemy that they carry about with them in their bosoms. This makes them ready to justify themselves and to be impatient with reproof or admonition, not knowing that they are in any danger (2Ch 16:10).

 Excerpts from Mortification of Sin by John Owen from:The Chapel Library •  chapel@mountzion.org

Get Your Armor On…

The Abuse Expose' with Secret Angel

Get your armor on…
and then prepare to stand…
for many are equipped…
but still don’t understand.
For the battle is not ours…
but the Lord’s to win today…

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