Desire to be Free
“So will they fear the name of the Lord from the west and East. His glory from the rising of the sun; when the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift a standard against Him,” (Isa. 59:1).
Christians can live free from mental torture, panic, envy, hatred, pride, self pity,addiction, gluttony and all other forms of bondage, oppression and defilement!
There are two main causes for a person’s inner problems.
The first point is what the Word calls “the flesh, or the ‘old man.” The old man that part of the person that is the carnal nature of the person’s flesh and it is the rebellious person’s will that is being influenced and tempted by Satan. “Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin,” (Rom. 6:6).
That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; 23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; 24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.”
Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; 10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him,” (Col. 3:9-10).
The second cause for inner problems is the working of evil spirits. Demons will tie themselves to the person’s mind or flesh. They will not relinquish their evil hold unless compelled to do so by a Christian that is empowered by Jesus.
“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil , and he will flee from you,” (Jam. 4:7).