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Truths to victorious living are:

One, recognize the need to be filled with the Holy Spirit so you can live a life that reflects being led of the Holy Ghost. The apostle exhorts you " be filled with the [Holy] Spirit."

Two, begin mortifying the flesh by confessing sins and claim Christ's purchased ownership on your life and body. Galatians 2:20 says, "I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me."

Three, saturate your mind with the Word of God and pray for Holy Spirit revelation and illumination so you can understand and live out God's will for you. Romans 12:1-2 says, "Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God--this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--His good, pleasing and perfect will."

Four, recognize that every life produces fruit, surrender your heart over to the Holy Spirit's cleansing so you can express the fruit of the Spirit out of your life. Galatians 5:22, 23 says, "The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law."

Five, recognize that your body is not evil, it is the sinful nature that is within you, therefore, present your entire...

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