As we wake up today you have three things that want to work against you. The World…this world’s system, the Flesh….the sinful desires of this flesh. Also the Devil.
How can we have victory over these today in our lives? Well, let’s look at a couple of scriptures for truth in this matter. First, let’s start off with this:
Rom 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
The law of sin and death rules and reigns in every person’s life. You sin, you die. This includes spiritual and physical death. But there is one Law that makes you free from the ruling and reigning power of the Law of Sin and Death in your life and that is The Law Of The Spirit Of Life In Christ Jesus.
Now if you don’t understand that it would be hard to have deliverance from the operating power of sin and death in your life.
It would be the same if you were taking a trip somewhere and you did not understand how to get there you would not arrive.
So you have The Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus but you never hear it preached about or taught about yet it is the greatest Law in the Universe because it makes you free from the Law of Sin and Death.
This World and the World’s system holds many people in its power but what is the cure for victory over the world? Let’s take a look:
Gal 6:14 But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.
The Apostle Paul tell’s us that the only way a person can destroy this world and its system being alive in their life is by the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Paul is not talking about that old wooden beam that they nailed Jesus to. Paul is speaking of what was accomplished by Jesus Christ and His Finished Work on the Cross.
By that Finished Work, it speaks of God sending His Son to this earth to be born of a virgin. To live 33 years upon this earth, to being crucified, buried, resurrected, ascending to God the Father and sitting down at the right hand of God as the exalted Savior of the World, the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords.
Through Faith in what Christ accomplished and in that alone, you now embrace The Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus. Keep your Faith in Christ and His Finished Work of the Cross and Abundant Life will flow in your life.
So we know how to deal with this World. How do we get victory over the Flesh? Let’s look:
Gal_5:16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
Paul also said, if we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit in verse 25. To simplify what walking in the Spirit is let us define it this way. Walking in the Spirit is simply allowing the Holy Spirit to do in us what God sent him to do.
How are the deeds of this flesh mortified or destroyed in our lives? By God’s Spirit:
Rom 8:13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
To be carnally minded is death:
Rom 8:6 For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. You cannot hope for victory in your life with a carnal mind. It’s the mind that has been shaped and molded in this World. We need the mind of Christ:
Php_2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
If we are going to have victory over this flesh we are going to have to renew our minds:
Rom 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Thirdly is your adversary the devil who works 24/7 looking for ways to steal, kill and destroy your life and the things in your life.
Oh, Randy, Jesus defeated the devil I don’t have any problem with him!! Oh really, then why does the Bible say this to us:
1Pe_5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
Some of the biggest names in ministry in this country have fallen to the temptations of the devil. They were commanded to watch, be sober, be vigilant. You cannot go to sleep on watch but you must be mindful you have an adversary that is vicious and wants to creep up from behind and devour you and what you have in this life.
How do you get victory over the devil in your life? Let me close with this:
Jas_4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
You see in the Christian life the devil is not the problem. The problem lies in the fact that a person is not submitting themselves to God:
Rom 12:1 I beseech you, therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
If you do not submit to God and His plan for your life the devil is going to devour you. Next, it says you must resist the devil. Now many people try to do this with their willpower. Believe me, friend, you will never defeat the powers of darkness with your will power. If you could Jesus did not need to come to that Cross.
The is only one power that is great than the power that the devil has and that is the power of the Holy Spirit:
Act 1:8 but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.”
You have no power, no victory over sin, the world, the flesh or the devil except Jesus Christ came into this world, died and rose again.
So what should your focus be today for victory over sin, the world, the flesh, the devil, the lust of the eye, the lust of the flesh and the pride of life?
Well, your focus should be Jesus Christ. Why? Let’s find out:
Joh_15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
Without Christ and His Finished work, we can do nothing. I have to go. Search the Scriptures in them you will find life. Have a blessed day.