Our Dependence on the Lord
Of ourselves, we cannot stand against the attacks of the
enemy of our salvation. We are dependent upon the enabling
power of the Holy Spirit, who is resident within us.
Therefore, we must place the Lord, and the enabling power
of the Holy Spirit, first in our lives. We must ask Jesus
to unconditionally take over and become our life, then it
will be His faith and power that defeats Satan's influence.
We must daily acknowledge our total dependence on the Lord.
Only then will we be able to rise above and defeat all the
satanic influences that are arrayed against us.
We fail when we become satisfied with a knowledge of the
Scriptures and our salvation in Christ, and do not allow the
Lord to reign within us.
Jesus, who totally defeated Satan at Calvary, said,
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness
and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matt.
Only then will Jesus become Lord of our lives, and His kingdom
become manifest through us.