THE FLESH KILLS
Do you often believe you have the will power to resist the devil and his evil machinations? Are you often tempted and you feel that, so far you've been able to resist the temptations by your will power? If you are in this category, am sorry to burst your bubble, your will power won't take you far in the long run.
Friend, the flesh is strong and powerful and its ability to resist evil is totally limited. Read vs 12-13..."Therefore, brethren, we are debtors-not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh, you will die, but if by the spirit, you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live". Believe me, the flesh will fail you! It takes heaven to send an angel to strengthen Jesus while praying before His cruxifiction.
The only guarantee to live a victorious life over sin and evil is to live in the Spirit. Its only the Spirit of God that guarantees you to live like the sons of God-vs. 14. When there is an in dwelling presence of the Holy Spirit in you, then you can live an overcomers life. Its only by the Spirit of God that you are no more under the bondage of fear and sin-vs. 15.
Beloved, its only by the spirit of God that you become as bold as a lion to resist temptation and sin because you are indeed a son of the Lion of the tribe of Judah!
Pray with me; Father, I choose to live in the Spirit!