Can the Flesh Be Improved?
by John Nelson Darby
“There is no such thing as mending the flesh by even one atom.
In innocence it broke down;
Without law it is grossly and horribly ignorant;
Under law, rebellious, not subject, neither could be (Rom 8:7).
Bring in grace, and it spits in the face of the One who brings it in;
Put the Holy Spirit in a man, and the flesh lusts against the Spirit;
Put a man in the third heaven, and when he comes down the flesh will be puffed up about it (2 Cor 12:7).
The flesh is the same all the way down.”