1 John 3:10: In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother.

How does a child of God go about overcoming the desires of the old nature? He must begin each day by yielding his body to God as a living sacrifice. He must spend time reading and studying the Word of God, “feeding” his new nature. He must take time to pray, asking God to fill him with the Holy Spirit and give him power to serve Christ and glorify Him. As he goes through the day, a believer must depend on the power of the Spirit in the inner man. When temptations come, he must immediately turn to Christ for victory. The Word of God in his heart will help to keep him from sin if only he will turn to Christ. “Thy Word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against Thee” (Ps. 119:11). If he does sin, he must instantly confess to God and claim forgiveness. But it is not necessary for him to sin. By yielding his body to the Holy Spirit within him, he will receive the power he needs to overcome the tempter. 1

Loving Him

Great News! You never have to be a slave to sin again. How can you overcome those strong desires of the flesh? Know God’s Word, then yield to God’s Word. Read Galatians 5:16-26 now. Let His Word and His Spirit set you free today.

No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it. 1 Corinthians 10:13

Loving Others

The devils makes you feel powerful, then destroys you; The Holy Spirit empowers you, then allows you to bless others. – TWEET IT

Changing Me

Lord, thank You for delivering me from the darkness of the devil, and making me a child of God.

1. Wiersbe, W. W. (1996). The Bible exposition commentary (Vol. 2, p. 508). Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.

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Tommy Blumberg

Tommy Blumberg

Tommy Blumberg was ordained as a Calvary Chapel pastor in 1985, where he served as an assistant to Pastor Wayne Taylor of Calvary Fellowship, in Seattle. In 1992, Pastor Tom, his wife Pam, and their three daughters moved to Bellingham and began a Bible study, which led to the founding of Calvary Chapel Northwest. Tom blogs regularly at TommyBlumberg.com.