1 John 4:4 says, “The one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.” Perhaps you’re familiar with this verse, but let’s consider for a moment what this verse implies. Who is in you, and who is He greater than? The simple answer is, the One inside of you is the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Spirit is greater than the spirit of opposition that exists in the world. There is a spirit that exists in our world that is completely opposed to the message of Jesus.
The good news for us is that Christ disarmed this enemy through His death and resurrection (Colossians 2:15). Not only has
the enemy been disarmed, but according to Acts 1:8, “... you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be My witnesses.” This transforming power is in part meant to equip you to go into the world and make disciples. As a follower of Jesus, you’re a witness to God’s kindness (Romans 2:4).
As you journey through these 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting, and sanctify Christ as Lord in your heart, you will be able to express the hope that exists inside of you (1 Peter 3:15). When you step out and go, you can be confident the Holy Spirit is with you every step of the way. In fact, the Holy Spirit will even give you the words to say when you are asked to give an account for your faith (Luke 12:11–12). Remember today that the One inside of you is greater; therefore, go boldly with the message of Jesus and the hope that is inside of you!
Scriptures to Read: Romans 8:11; Romans 8:37; John 16:33
QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER:
• Who do I have influence with?
• What can I do to better serve the people in my life?
Father, I thank You for the work You accomplished through Jesus. I ask You to equip me with everything I need to accomplish Your will in my life. I thank You that through the power of the Holy Spirit, I can go boldly with the message of Jesus. Greater is He who is in me than any spirit of opposition that exists in my world. It is through Jesus and the word of my testimony that I will overcome any such spirit. Therefore, I ask for opportunities to go and make a difference in other people’s lives. In Jesus’ name, amen.