15 I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. 16 And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. 17 As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. 18 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. 19 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. 20 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.
21 So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. 22 For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; 23 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. 24 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death?
These verses speak about the struggle within us to not walk in our old sinful nature but to move forward into the righteousness. God knew we would struggle, He understood that our sinful nature would try and stir us to believe Satan and his hordes.
We have to begin at the very beginning, the first day we met Our Heavenly Father, remembering that sweet moment of understanding that Christ Jesus allowed Himself to die for me. Yes He allowed the will of His Father to work in and through His life to reunite us with the only true God. Next we need to relax and move into to our true nature by faith, the DNA that God sewed into us from the moment He created us.
From the moment we are born in Christ by faith the enemy’s warfare has been even more intense in our lives. So we must learn to trust the Holy Spirit and in fellow believers He has surrounded us with. People that He has anointed and placed in our lives will help us grow and move into our true nature. When brought into correction we allow ourselves to be pruned and the sinful rooted areas of our lives are removed. By yielding and then aligning with this new freedom we move forward into our spiritual DNA. Without pruning and correction sin takes root growing deep within us destroying us from the inside out. Once we have freedom in new areas then we must permitted ourselves to be fortified by the new growth through the truth of God’s Word and the Holy Spirit.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit (Romans 15:13 )