(Part Four – “H”)
Holy Spirit Power
To F-I-G-H-T the spiritual fight we need, first and foremost, Faith in Jesus Christ, along with Intentional prayer and God’s living word.
But we won’t get far without our next weapon: Holy Spirit Power.
Let’s face it; trying harder doesn’t quite cut it, does it? Do you know why? Because trying harder means we’re fighting on our own and with our own strength. With this mindset our battle mantras often start with the letter “I.”
The good news is that God never intended for you to fight the spiritual fight alone. That’s why Jesus promised to “ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever.” (John 14:16)
It’s with this Helper, the Holy Spirit, that we have the power to win the fight. Acts 1:8 says that, “you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you.” At the moment you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior you are marked, sealed and empowered with God’s spirit.
The Holy Spirit is “the one who is in you” and “is greater than the one who is in the world.” (1 John 4:4) It’s truly where our strength to fight comes from.
When we begin to rely on the power of the Holy Spirit to win the fight our hearts and minds begin to change from self-centered to God-centered. We begin to realize that the greatest work of the Holy Spirit is a changed life.
Our victory cry changes form “I did it” to “God did it.” Isn’t he the one who really deserves the credit anyway?
Bottom line… you will never be strong enough to win the fight on your own. You must have Holy Spirit Power.
Check in tomorrow for the “T” in F-I-G-H-T
Actions Steps to F-I-G-H-T The Spiritual Fight:
- Read John 14:26.
- Spend time in prayer today and ask God to fill you with a fresh outpouring of his Holy Spirit and make sure to listen to his direction.