Many Christians are content to live with demonic powers controlling their lives and their families. Sin has become a friend. They do not resist temptation. “. . . . I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpents cunning, so your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ,” (II Cor. 11:3).
Many enjoy living for the gods and things of the world and the flesh. In many instances in the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, Christians are uncommitted. In addition, others are full of rebellion, spiritual and sexual perversions, adultery, lust, incest, fornication, oral sex, whoredom, homosexuality, hate and unforgiveness and every bondage under the sun. (I Cor. 9:27). A Christian is equipped through the Word of God to bring their bodies under dominion to the spiritual man and spiritual power makes this possible. This same spiritual power is spoken of in Ephesians concerning inner man which can bring the whole person into subjection to the Spirit of God. We must believe for this blessing to be possible in our lives. God’s will for us to live holy lives, (I Thess. 4:3).
God would never have told us to possess our vessels if it were not possible. Is your body and soul mastering you, or are you, by spiritual power, mastering them and making them work to serve you? If you do not have the ability (power) to clean up your life, then do your first works over again, (Rev. 2:5). “Watch your life and doctrine closely and persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers,” (I Tim. 4:16).
Go back to your initial experience of salvation and examine closely. Make sure that you have fully repented and surrendered yourself to God. Repentance to God is a sorrow that results in action according to God’s given procedures and in return to God and His ways, (I will go your way Lord”). Acceptance of God’s forgiveness occurs by faith receiving the gift of forgiveness that God has given you solely by His work on the cross. “Therefore having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ . . .” “. . . peace through the blood of his cross . . .” (Rom. 51; Col. 1:20).
If you have not received the Holy Ghost, then begin to seek Him and you will see the difference (Matt. 3:11), reveals that the Baptism of the Holy Ghost will burn out the chaff from our lives. Pray until you find that you really have “God Consciousness.” If you cannot control your bodily lusts, then you don’t have your mind under control either. The body and the mind are in control of your life, and then you need to pray through and get a fuller experience in your inner man. “Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evil men. Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn from it and go on your way,” (Prov. 4:14-15).