READING: Desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby.
– 1 Peter 2:2 (Kenneth Copeland Devotional for May 14th, 2020)
One time a fellow came up to me and said, “Brother
Copeland, I'll tell you what my problem is. It's my
I said, “Well, overcome it.”
“But, you don't understand!”
“No, but Jesus does,” I answered. “And He said He's
already overcome the world. So go get in the Word,
pray, believe God and walk away from that problem.
The power is within you to do it.”
Suddenly it hit him what I was saying. He stopped
being hung up on the problem and started focusing
on the answer.
That's what you need to do. Quit seeing yourself
defeated by your flesh and start seeing yourself like
the Word says you are—raised up together with
Jesus and seated with Him in heavenly places! (See
Ephesians 2:6.) Get your perspective on things from
that heavenly position with Him.
Meditate in the Word and give your spirit man
something to grow on. As 1 Peter 2:2 says, desire
the sincere milk of the Word that you may grow.
Then move on to the “strong meat [of the Word
which] belongeth to them that are of full age, even
those who by reason of use have their senses
exercised to discern both good and evil” (Hebrews
Bring your spirit man into ascendancy over your
mind and your body. You'll still have to fight the fight
of faith to keep them in line. But if you're walking in
the spirit, you'll win every time. With a healthy, Wordcontrolled, obedient body, you'll be glad you did.
SPEAK THE WORD
I overcome the flesh by seeing myself as the
Word says I am — raised up together with Jesus
and seated with Him in the heavenly places.