Friday, March 9, 2018

He Lives Within #2

Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is
in you?  (2 Corinthians 13:5)

Jesus is the only victor over sin, flesh and the devil.
And God sends forth the Spirit of this mighty warrior
to be our sanctifier.  Do you think God would justify
us but then leave us totally powerless against the prin-
cipalities and the powers of darkness? Do you think 
he says to us, "I consider your righteous by your faith 
in the accomplished work of my Son, Now, go--resist 
sin and fight the devil as best you can. I'll give you cre-
dit for good effort?" No, never!

Christ did not do battle with the devil, defeat him, re-
turn to the Father and then quit on us. He did not 
merely say, "I did my part. Now, you do yours." No,
our blessed Savior ascended to heaven with a blood-
stained banner of total victory over all the power of
the enemy. His spirit empowers us in all battles with
the flesh and the devil. "Now to him who is able to
do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask 
or think, according to the power that works in us. 
(Ephesians 3:20.)

We reign in life only when we allow the Spirit of Christ
to live his life in and through us. "For if you live ac-
cording to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit 
you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live."
(Rom 8:13) All power over sin, flesh and the devil lies
in the indwelling Spirit of Christ: 
"That he would grant you, according to his riches 
in glory, to be strengthened with might through his 
Spirit in the inner man."  (Eph 3:16)
David Wilkerson

Reader, ponder these scriptures--and then rest in the
finished work of the cross!

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