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. Romans 8:11
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 stand firmly against 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!
As sure as it is that Christ was raised from the dead, you have been raised from sin, Hallelujah!
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 and dictates of the flesh. You are not a debtor to the flesh! You must believe this.
This doesn’t mean that there won’t be any fleshy desire to contend with. It only means that having walked in the Spirit, we can be certain of our action and the results thereof.
That’s why the next verse says, “…if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
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.
The Spirit of God dwells in me. I walk in the Spirit. I am not drawn irresistibly to sin. Hallelujah!