The moral and spiritual struggle every person has experienced down through the ages, is what determines their eventual outcome in life. You are as strong or as weak, as the choices you make.
What you need is a perfect pattern, and specific guidelines, to be able to live up to the Lord's highest moral standards possible. And you need exact warnings, of all those things to avoid that will harm you as you determine what path to take in life.
The perfect pattern should show us how to live, with the purest goals, visions, thoughts and actions. It will tell us how to act and react to circumstances and conditions in life. That good pattern should tell us how to live, without harming ourselves or others whose lives we touch.
Jesus Christ is the perfect pattern for how to live a righteous life. He came to earth to teach us how to live. He sent his Holy Spirit to guide us into all truth, through opening up the eyes of our understanding so we can see clearly how to live a life that is favorable to God. A life filled with the goodness of God's holy direction.
We are to live without the heavy struggle with sin, satan, and his unholy demon spirits, that do satan's evil work on earth. We wrestle against satan's power that is sent against every human being. He uses his evil spirits, that lure, influence and snare people that are unaware of satan's strategies, into his sinful web of pain.
When Christians are not able to discern how demonic intrusions seduce people into the painful depths of sin, they are unable to keep the demon's influence, seduction and control of their minds at bay.
Christians are in a spiritual warfare they are ill-prepared for, they are unable to engage in the conflict necessary to confront the devil's unholy demons. It is a battle, you absolutely cannot win in your own physical ability, without God's power.
It takes the Holy Spirit of God to defeat the devil and all his demons. A Christian's strength to overthrow all the power of the enemy can only come from knowing, and using the guidelines in the word of God for your life struggle against sin, and against satan. It take allowing the Holy Spirit to flow through you to give the final blows of a battle in spiritual warfare.
The key to your spiritual growth that will enable you to resist the enemy is to build your relationship with the Lord so strong that no sin appeals to you more that the riches of serving the Lord.
Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
The natural man, without the Holy Spirit, cannot understand the things that are happening in the spirit realm, they are a mystery to him, His spiritual eyes are dim, until he is given the insight and understanding that can only come from the illumination of the word of God, and revelation that the Holy Spirit, as teacher and comforter can give.
l Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
A mature Christian has eyes to see the deeper spiritual things of God, they can hear the voice of the Lord when he speaks to them, because they have ears to hear about the things of the Spirit.
Mature Christians, are given discernment so they can discern good from evil. They know how to wait on the move of the Holy Spirit to move them on to God's agenda, they don't get ahead of God's plan, or wait to late, before they move.
Hebrews 5:14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
Spiritual maturity occurs when a Christian partakes of the deeper truths of the gospel.
~Joan Jessalyn Cox KJV Bible Quotes