The Guide Within
And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them
The first requirement for salvation according to Romans 10:9 is for you to declare, profess, announce, and affirm the Lordship of Jesus Christ over your life: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”Lord means master, controller, instructor, caretaker, and leader.
It brings to mind what David said in Psalm 23:2: “He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.” Thus, you have a controller within, who leads you, guides you and tells you what to do such that you don’t need a code of conduct to do what’s right. He’s within you, guiding you as to specific steps to take, specific thoughts to think, and specific things to do. As the Psalmist says: (Psalm 23:3) “He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake”
There’s a force of wisdom and righteousness at work in you now, because the Greater One lives in you! He guides and instructs you from within—in the paths of righteousness—propelling you to do right and fulfil the will of God for your life. This is the reason the Apostle Paul in his epistle to the Romans declared that“sin shall not have dominion over you…” (Romans 6:14).
Sin can no longer have the mastery or lordship over you because you’ve yielded to the Lordship of Jesus. Now, you have inside you, a propelling force from within to do the will of God: “For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure”(Philippians 2:13).
Thus, you can break the power of sin and put an end to any bad habit in your life today. You don’t have to despair of life because hitherto, you’ve tried fruitlessly to desist from certain terrible or sinful habits! All you have to do is proclaim: “In the Name of Jesus Christ, sin has no dominion over me. I break its hold right now, by the power of God’s Spirit,” and that’s it! You’ll be free. Praise God!
Jesus Christ is Lord of my life;
I refuse to be in bondage to any habit or lifestyle that’s contrary to the Word of God. I have the Greater One living in me, and He guides and propels me from within, in the paths of righteousness and leads me to fulfil my destiny in God!
Ezekiel 36:26-27; 1 John 4:4: