The Power of Influence

The Enemy of Souls Is at Work

Satan is warring against God’s people. His purpose is to destroy the very essence of their spirituality. The enemy is crafty and aware of every weakness. While temptation to sin is a reality, the greatest danger often lies in the influences that are exerting themselves over time against the children of God.

All Are Susceptible to Influence

Influence is the power to change the behavior or character of someone. As long as man is in this mortal flesh, he will be subject to the power of influence. Paul and Barnabas declared that they were “men of like passions with you” (Acts 14:15). Hence, Jesus warned His disciples to “Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak”
(Matthew 26:41). Be not ignorant of the power of evil influences. Many Christians are participants of worldly activities and entertainments which are polluted with the corruption of sin. They wonder why they don’t have victory and power with God. “Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?” (Proverbs 6:27). Read more