Griffith Thomas once told the story of a poor Negro who was a helpless slave to drink. He tried again & again to get free & others tried to help him, but he could not get rid of his drunkenness until he was saved.
When he committed himself to the Lord Jesus, there was a wonderful change & someone said, "So you have got the mastery of the devil at last?"
"No," he said, "but I have got the Master of the devil."
Since Satan is a supernatural enemy, it takes a supernatural power to overwhelm him. Christ is that Power. Christ in the believer is not only the Hope of Glory - He is the secret of victory.
- The Brethren Evangelist. (moreillustrations.com)
“He who stands upon his own strength will never stand.” - Thomas Brooks.
1Jn 5:4 (ESV): “For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world - our faith.”
“Many are called, few are chosen, but fewer still are faithful. These are the over comers spoken of ten times in the book of Revelation. They are disciples of Jesus who have not only been accepted by God but who have been tested by Him through many circumstances and who have been approved by Him.” - Zac Poonen.