Jesus said in John 14:30 that the ruler of this world (satan) has no power over Him. If Christ is in you, and you are in Him, then you have authority over satan and any demonic force. Beloved, I urge you to exercise your authority! Greater is He who is in me, than he who is in the world.
You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away. Then God made you alive with Christ, for he forgave ALL our sins. He cancelled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross. In this way, he disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by his victory over them on the cross.
I heard an evangelist say, “Religion is hanging around the cross, relationship is getting on the cross.” That spoke to my heart. Am I willing to die to self for the Savior of my soul?
Galatians 2:20 says, My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (NLT)
Dying to self is the hardest thing in the world for me. I catch myself daily living in my flesh. I haven’t quite mastered the process. However, I am working on it, some days more than others.
Did you know that self spelled backwards is flesh if you add the “h”? Well close enough that I got the message.