This is one of the biggest delusions to overcome in life, because the Spirit of this world is dark, and it’s cunning, baffling, and powerful. The delusion is founded on the notion that the Spirit of Light is not capable of victory over the Spirit of Darkness. That the Light truly doesn’t trump Darkness.
Today’s scripture confirms that isn’t the case. Our reading makes it clear that the Spirit living inside us (The Holy Spirit) trumps the Spirit living in world (The Power of Sin). What great news for all of those who understand & believe in both Spirits.
Satan is just one fallen angel, the agent he uses to torment the world is the Dark Spirit called the power of sin. The Dark Spirit (The Power of Sin) performs in similar fashion as the Holy Spirit. The power of sin lives in our body and sends messages and/or temptations to the brain, which in turn sends them to our mind. They do not convert to sin unless we act on them. The Holy Spirit lives deep down inside us, and occupies our entire person, including our soul. Our soul is comprised of our mind, will, and emotions. Prior to being justified, saved, made righteous (Romans 5:1) the power of sin occupied every part of our being, including our soul, and has programmed us to respond to life in very self-centered, ego based, and ungodly way. It caused us to start our spiritual journey with many ungodly habits. This is why we can so easily doubt that the Light can’t truly trump Darkness at times, or possibly even at all.
Let me encourage you to memorize our scripture today, and come to believe in the Holy Spirit that lives inside you. The Holy Spirit’s voice is soft and still, and the Holy Spirit will only speak to your behavior, but the Voice of Darkness will attack your person/character every time, and its voice will sound just like yours, including the same accent & dialect. This is why the power of sin is so cunning, baffling, and powerful. The greatest lie & delusion it pulls off is that it’s not even real.
Dear Holy Spirit, thank You for being my friend & for loving me. Help me to stay present and conscious of the truth that you live inside me, and that you are way more powerful than the Spirit of this world. Please remove from me anything that would compromise this truth & sever our relationship. In Jesus’ name. Amen.