3 Reasons Why Our Human Nature Fails

Today we’ll share with you the 3 reasons why our human nature fails. As always, we will let the Bible interpret itself as we ask the Holy Spirit of Yahweh to help and guide us to discuss this topic with you. But before we go deeper into this matter, it’s very important for you to know that the Bible tells us that Satan, the devil, is the master manipulator of human nature. Our weakness, combined with the devil’s influence, has led the whole world into sin (Revelation 12:9). Paul explains that “the god of this age has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel” (2 Corinthians 4:4). Yes, the Bible clearly states that the god of this present age is Satan! May have the eyes to see and the ears to hear for this true and faithful heavenly message.

Yes, the apostle Paul reminds Yahshua’s faithful disciples that “you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others” (Ephesians 2:2-3). Because of Satan’s deceptions and the sinful tendencies of human nature, “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of Yahweh” (Romans 3:23).

We must understand, however, that the devil itself, Satan, cannot force us to sin. He simply influences us through our fleshly weaknesses. But several major areas of our fleshy nature are easily manipulated by Satan, the devil.

First, our selfish, fleshly desires often get us into trouble: “Now the works of the flesh are obvious: fornication, impurity, licentiousness, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, anger, quarrels, dissensions, factions, envy, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these. I am warning you, as I warned you before: those who do such things will not inherit the Kingdom of Yahweh” (Galatians 5:19-21).

Paul graphically describes the effect fleshly desires have on human behavior. “Therefore, Yahweh gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. “Even their women exchanged natural relations to unnatural ones. In the same way, the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.

Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of Yahweh, He gave them over to a depraved mind to do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed, and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossipers, slanderers, Elohim-haters, insolent, arrogant, and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Although they know Elohim’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them” (Romans 1:24-32).

Second, our natural deviousness, including self-deception, is a major weakness of a fleshly mind. “The heart is devious above all else; it is perverse—who can understand it? I Yahweh test the mind and search the heart, to give to all according to their ways, according to the fruit of their doings” (Jeremiah 17:9-10).

We naturally look for ways to justify our lusts, our sinful desires, and the behavior that arises from them. We deceive ourselves into believing that, since our desires are natural, they are not so bad after all. But Yahweh’s Word reminds us that “there is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.” (Proverbs 14:12; 16:25). Death is the end result of living that wrong way (Romans 6:23).

Third, we have a natural tendency to resent having our fleshly desires limited by rules, even Yahweh’s rules The apostle Paul explains: “For those who lives are according to the flesh think about the things of the flesh, but those whose lives are according to the Spirit, about the things of the Spirit. For the mindset of the flesh is death, but the mindset of the Spirit is life and peace. For the mindset of the flesh is hostile to Elohim because it does not submit itself to Yahweh’s law, for it is unable to do so. Those whose lives are in the flesh are unable to please Yahweh” (Romans 8:5-8).

These and other fleshly weaknesses are what we call human nature. Satan, the devil, takes advantage of our weak and greedy nature by persuading us to rely even more on our emotions, needs and wants than we normally would. But we play our part. Without the positive influence of Yahweh’s Spirit, we are simply not inclined to live according to Yahweh’s instructions. The human nature is deceitful, arrogant and vain. We hope lessons for these 3 reasons why our human nature fails will serve as a guide and reminder to all of us.

Therefore, Paul warns: “For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of Yahweh, these are sons of Elohim” (Romans 8:13-14). May you be blessed reading and sharing this heavenly message. Let’s continue to spread love, hope, faith, and truth. And may the Almighty Elohim keep you safe and have mercy on you and give you His grace for repenting of your sins and obeying His holy words for as long as we live. Yes, to repent of all sins is required for salvation, plus the obedience to Yahweh’s Law forever! Yahshua did not sacrifice His life so that we can continue sinning! We pray these to Yahweh through Yahshua the Messiah, the Master and King, amen. Halleluyah, shalom.



7 thoughts on “3 Reasons Why Our Human Nature Fails

  1. My husband is a youth pastor. We always speak to our youth about how it’s not just the devil that’s tempts but our flesh as well!

  2. Living a Christian life is all about the battle between the flesh and the spirit. It’s normal to feel this battle and struggle with it. It’s helpful to know we are not alone in this.

  3. I grew up christian all my life. I have questioned why God will create us with these fleshy desires and sinful nature, and then condemns us for falling short. But Thank God for his grace, mercy and forgiveness. When we give in to our sinful desires, his mercy places us back in union with him. This is one of the reason why the bible instructs us to pray without ceasing.

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