If your goal is self-preservation, you will never be able to conquer your enemy. My Son willingly laid down His life for the world to be set free from the power of the enemy. When you learn to lay your life down instead of trying to save it, that is when My life can flow powerfully through you to others.
The enemy has deceived My people for far too long. Who you are in Christ is discovered in the dying process. When your trust is in Me and My goodness, you willingly lay down your life and allow Me to have My way, advancing My Kingdom.
Remember that My Kingdom ways do not make sense to your flesh. In the spirit realm you are demolishing strongholds of the enemy thereby establishing My Kingdom in the earth. Therefore, lay down your life, take up your cross and advance My Kingdom.
John 10:15 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
Even as [truly as] the Father knows Me and I also know the Father—and I am giving My [very own] life and laying it down on behalf of the sheep.
2 Timothy 4:18 The Voice (VOICE)
And I know the Lord will continue to rescue me from every trip, trap, snare, and pitfall of evil and carry me safely to His heavenly kingdom. May He be glorified throughout eternity. Amen.
2 Corinthians 10:3-6 The Voice (VOICE)
3 For though we walk in the world, we do not fight according to this world’s rules of warfare. 4 The weapons of the war we’re fighting are not of this world but are powered by God and effective at tearing down the strongholds erected against His truth. 5 We are demolishing arguments and ideas, every high-and-mighty philosophy that pits itself against the knowledge of the one true God. We are taking prisoners of every thought, every emotion, and subduing them into obedience to the Anointed One. 6 As soon as you choose obedience, we stand ready to punish every act of disobedience.