Chris Burge Ministries' Podcast
Enemies on the Inside (Part 5)
September 06, 2021
You inner life is the key to the victorious Christian life. 1 Thessalonians 5:23: “Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” We are tri-part beings: spirit, soul, and body. It is majority rules. The goal of the Christian life is to have your spirit and your body align—but not your soul and body. Why? Satan cannot attack you via your spirit, because you were sealed when you were born again. However, he can attack you via your soul (your mind, imagination, etc.). When your inner man is stronger than your outer man, you are spiritual. When your outer man is stronger than your inner man, you are carnal. The enemy does everything he can to demoralize and discourage us, and he endeavors to create enemies on the inside. His agenda is to introduce negative emotions to your soul, and to try to get you to act on them. These enemies are the following: indifference; indecision; doubt; worry; over-cautiousness; pessimism; and complaining. When we learn to conqueror these enemies, the sky is the limit for what we can accomplish for God!