World, Flesh, and Devil
We are daily involved in a great spiritual battle.
Only by remaining on the winning side (Jesus) can we be assured of victory.
WORLD – The enticements of this world continually try to choke out the vital life of Christ within us.
God’s Promise: “… He who is in you is greater than he who is in the
world.” (1 John 4:4)
FLESH – The desires of our old selfish nature will attempt to keep us from totally surrendering to Christ.
“But you are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you.” (Romans 8:9)
DEVIL – The Devil and his demons are destructive supernatural beings who endeavor to destroy the potential fruit God desires to produce in our lives.
“Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7)
If we “Do not love the world,” (1 John 2:15-16), “make no provision for the flesh” (Romans 13:14), and “resist the devil” (1 Pet. 5:8-9), we will live victorious, overcoming lives.
By not giving into these temptations they will ultimately work together for our good by making us more like Jesus. (Romans 8:28)