We have to kill the flesh and die to it daily. Sin is real. Sin is crouching at the door like a lion waiting to pounce on us. (Gen. 4:7) The word flesh signifies the natural part of each person that wants to operate in direct opposition to God.
Even though Christians have been freed from the domination of the flesh and now have the Holy Spirit, the conflict is not over. The conflict actually gets stronger because our flesh is not saved. However, we don’t have to succumb to the pull of our flesh. In fact, the word requires us to put the deeds of the flesh to death. (Romans 8:12-13)
To fight this battle, we need powerful spiritual weapons. We can find those in Ephesians 6:10-17. So suit up and get ready to stand against the flesh and all the other schemes of the enemy.