Watchman Knee wrote much of the "old man" and mine rose up the other day. I was looking at an email account, I noticed on the side it had links to new emails, number of pictures and such on the side in the margin. I wondered what pictures there were in this account and clicked on the link and the impure anticipation rose up in me that these might be something risque something that might whet my appetite. I soon recognized it for the putrid flesh it was, but it was there, it manifested itself, the old man rose up. I repented I cursed it and put it to death, but He is there just wanting for the next opportunity. If we give this "old man" a place in our life he can rise up take over and control our desires. We must put to "death" the works of the flesh, the sin is not in the occasional look the seeing of something improper on the internet but the immediately fleeing of such, closing the webpage immediately, looking the other way or closing your eyes till the opportunity passes. Don't be caught dwelling on or savoring such moments if you are married and an attractive female plays up to you, put distance between the two of you or make it plain that your desire if for your wife or if single in a proper relationship that is pure and holy.
Consecrate yourself to the Lord and don't look back, Lots wife did, the flesh brought her destruction, her "old nature" brought her death and maybe eternal damnation.
My flesh has had way too many victories, not many in recent years but many in the past. I look to the Lord Jesus Christ to redeem that past and have given Him authority in such matters to do what is necessary to redeem it. I trust in Him, implicitly, He, I believe has acted in a faithful way in a matter of sorrow and I thank and praise Him for it. There is Grace for those in my past if they will avail themselves of it, it is there, receive it, receive HIM, HE is standing at the door of your heart, open it and let HIM in. Put to death the flesh, the old man let the Lord crucify it, nail it to the Cross and leave it there.
God bless love James Reid Ross, In Christ with much Love (Agape).