“But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you”
What an assurance today’s text brings. The Spirit of Him that raised up Christ from the dead dwells in us. He came to dwell in us when we became born again. He has a ministry in us. He quickens our mortal bodies. He helps us refuse the sinful cravings of our flesh.
The question now is: do you trust His ministry? Do you believe that there is no habit He cannot help you overcome? You should. Just the way Christ was raised from the dead, you will be raised from sin, halleluyah. This is why the next verse says: “Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh” (Romans 8:12).
We are no longer drawn irresistibly to obey the biddings of the flesh. You are not a debtor to the flesh! You must believe this. Instead, the next verse says, “…if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live (Romans 8:13). By trusting and relying on the Holy Spirit, you can totally execute the flesh and its activities in your body. Walk in the Spirit, and you will not fulfill the lusts of the flesh.
Mention whatever habit you are struggling with and say: From today, I walk in the spirit all the time and I put you to death in Jesus’ name. Amen.