Paul gives us the central secret of Christian power in (Eph. 6:10:11), “Be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power ‘Put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” Christians are unconquerable in the Lord and have the protection of his power when they put their spiritual armor on. Victory occurs when confidence is placed in Jesus. That is when defenses against the wiles of Satan are possible.
When a sinner comes to Christ, he receives power to become a son of God and after Salvation, he can receive extra power from God. (Acts 1:8 and 2:38), describes this extra endowment of power as the Baptism of the Holy Ghost. (Gal. 5:1); (I Pet. 2:11) shows how to clean up lives. Walking in a holy life is the requirement to successfully war against the powers of darkness.
Personal Prayer: “Lord Jesus, You are the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world. You died for my sins according to the Scriptures. In You I have redemption through Your blood, the forgiveness of sin. Worthy are You, the Lamb that was stain, to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing . . . To Him Who sits on the throne, and to You, the Lamb, the blessing and honor and glory and dominion forever and ever,” (See Jn. 1:29).
Let us examine what happens if we fail to do our part. Reading (Phil. 2:12), God expects us,“Wherefore, my beloved, ye have always obeyed not as in my presence only, but how much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.”
The purpose of this power is twofold: to clean out the chaff from our lives and to be a witness to lost souls. This spiritual power which man’s spirit has received, gives him the ability to dominate his soul and body. All a man must do to win is to say no to appetites and lusts and thoughts that are contrary to the Word of God. In doing this, he will be the victor. The reason man must resist his own thoughts is shown in (Isa. 55:8). Man’s thoughts are contrary to God’s thoughts.
“Avoid every kind of evil,” (I Thess. 5:22), Paul showed us in (II Cor. 10:4) “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal (fleshly) but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds: casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalted itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.”