Luke 22:31 And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: 32 But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.
Jesus taught us that the spirit is willing and ready but the flesh is weak, Mark 14:38; Matt 26:41. Jesus prayed three times before he was arrested and crucified, asking the Father to take away the cup from Him or spare him from going to the cross, but ended each prayer with the words “nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt..” Jesus’s spirit was willing and ready to die on the cross but his flesh was not because the spirit is perfect but the flesh is imperfect. Jesus’ solution to his weakness was prayer. He prayed to the Father until his flesh was suppressed. All struggles between the flesh and the spirit should be taken to God in prayer because he is your strength. Be honest with God. Let him know what is going on and ask Him for help. In Romans, chapter 7, the Apostle Paul also raised our awareness of the relationship between the flesh and the spirit. He said that there is a law in our flesh called the law of sin which struggles against the law of our mind whic
Rev 8:3 And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.