the spirit's power over temptation

The Spirit’s Power over Temptation

Some believers wonder how they can receive more of God’s Spirit. But God has already given us all of Himself. We must learn how to tap into His power and His strength.

There are several ways to strengthen your relationship with the Lord, and in so doing, tap into God’s wondrous power through the presence of His Spirit.

Begin by asking God to make you sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s presence in your life. He will give you the strength—through His Spirit—to say no to temptation and yes to God’s will. If you are struggling with temptation, you can overcome it, but not in your own power. In fact, your life has been infused with God’s power. Simply ask Him to give you the strength to resist the devil and flee from temptation.

The Holy Spirit speaks to us through God’s Word. One of the best ways to grow in your relationship with the Lord is through the study of His Word. Perhaps the best way to apply God’s Word is through memorizing passages of Scripture. When the enemy approaches you with thoughts of defeat, failure, or some other temptation, the Holy Spirit will bring the Scripture to your mind and help you to use it as a tool for victory.

Prayer: God, help me to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s presence in my life so that I might be empowered to resist the devil and flee from temptation. Help me to study and memorize Your Word so that I will be prepared for the attacks of the enemy. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it” (1 Corinthians 10:13).

Dr. Michael Youssef was born in Egypt and lived in Lebanon and Australia before coming to the United States and fulfilling a childhood dream of becoming...

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