Find Victory in the Holy Spirit

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries3 Minutes

Victory in the Christian life isn’t automatic. God offers you His supernatural power, but you also have choices to make in order to appropriate that power.

Paul tells us, “The mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace” (Romans 8:6). That means you must choose where you “set” your mind. Even as Believers, we have a daily decision to make about whether we’ll listen to the voice of God or the voice of the enemy.

The “deeds of the flesh” are ugly and displeasing to God: “immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these” (Galatians 5:19-21). If these are the qualities that characterize your life today, remember that you are a child of God and you don’t need to live that way!

In contrast, the Lord offers to fill your life with “the fruit of the Spirit”: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control” (Galatians 5:22-23).

Which will you choose? The deeds of the flesh or the fruit of the spirit? It’s all a matter of where you set your mind and heart.

The Holy Spirit not only gives you “power from on high” (Luke 24:49), but He also delivers us from demonic bondage. Shortly after He was empowered by the Spirit at His baptism by John in the Jordan River, Jesus entered a synagogue and read this Scripture passage from Isaiah:

The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me,
Because He anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives,
And recovery of sight to the blind,
To set free those who are oppressed,
To proclaim the favorable year of the LORD (Luke 4:18).

If you’ve been captive to sin or Satan in some area of your life, please hear this: By the power of the Holy Spirit, Jesus offers release to the captives! Because of the anointing of the Spirit, Jesus will “set free those who are oppressed.”

You don’t need to live your life in bondage to sin or Satan. God offers you the power to be an overcomer! Be filled with the Holy Spirit!

If you’ve never asked God to fill you with the power of His Holy Spirit, you can use the link below to get started.

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