I Will Strengthen Thee

By David Wilkerson
[May 19, 1931 – April 27, 2011]

I want to talk about bondage to sin— that is, your battle with the flesh.

Get Thee Behind Me, Satan

Get Thee Behind Me, Satan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Under the New Covenant, God will allow situations to show you how wholly
dependent you are on Him to deliver you through faith.

God will never lead you into temptation but He will allow you to come to your
wits’ end. If you have a besetting sin, Satan will come against you continually
with his lies: “You’re too weak! You’re never going to make it.”

You hear the rattling of chains as Satan tries to bind you to your habit once
more and you wonder, “Lord, how will I ever get up from this? I’ve gone down so
low!”

What can you do? You know you can’t outrun the enemy and you are no match for
him in a fight, so you cower before him, trembling in fear.

You may say to yourself, “I’ll just go back to my old ways. At least I’ll be
spared from all this spiritual warfare. It’s too much for me!” But you know you
can’t go back to your old master. If you turn back now and desert Christ, it
will cost you your life.

Many Christians become caught in the hellish cycle of sinning and confessing,
sinning and confessing. They run to friends, counselors, anyone who will listen
to them as they cry and pray. Such believers will do everything except stand
still and trust the Lord to bring their deliverance.

The Old Testament gives us example after example of how we have no power in our
flesh to fight spiritual battles. Our old man is utterly weak and powerless but
we have a new man inside us. This new man understands there is no human way
out, that God has to do all the fighting. We resist the devil not in our
strength, but by the power of the Holy Spirit, which is revealed in us by faith
alone.

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God; I will
strengthen thee” (Isaiah 41:10).

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