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June 27, 2019 · Bob Gass

Everything you need is in God’s Word

“If the Son sets you free, you are truly free.” John 8:36 NLT

Sometimes we tell new believers to clean up their act, without telling them how! Jesus said, “If the Son sets you free, you are truly free.” The Amplified Bible puts it like this: “Then you are really and unquestionably free.” The key to victory in life doesn’t lie in exercising more willpower, but in drawing on God’s power moment by moment. Paul writes, “Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh” (Galatians 5:16 NKJV). Lasting change comes from the inside out. Your biggest battle will always be in the area of your thoughts and impulses. If Satan can get your mind off God’s Word and into the carnal realm, he can swing you toward sin and defeat every time. Understand this: God’s Word is the language of God’s Spirit. That means when you read it and meditate on its principles, you are allowing the Holy Spirit to speak to you, and as a result, you can keep your flesh under control. But when you dwell on sinful thoughts, you’re operating in the enemy’s language and letting him dictate to you. So get back into God’s Word today. It’s “the sword of the Spirit” and the only weapon sharp enough to cut you loose from sin. Peter says, “By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life…he has given us great and precious promises…[so we can] share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption” (2 Peter 1:3-4 NLT). Everything you need is in God’s Word.

Bible in a year: 2 Chron 15-16 and Acts 23:1-15

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