Many people hear the gospel of Jesus Christ and they believe. many of them are born again but very few of them survive. Very few of them endure with Jesus Christ until the end, because they do not realize that when you accept Jesus Christ and you are born again of the Spirit of God, you enter into a spiritual battle field, satan and his armies are against you and he will try to destroy you.
We cannot fight against the devil in the natural. Even with your best intentions,even with all the Bible knowledge in the world, and all your own power you cannot stand against satan, you cannot stand against the wiles of the devil.
You cannot survive on your own. Most believers do not make it, they are destroyed by satan. The reason is that they never earned to trust in Jesus, never learned to follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit. satan will try his utmost to snare you, to lay traps for you, to distract you, and in most cases he succeeds, because believers trust in their natural abilities, natural senses and then their own power, to overcome satan. We cannot overcome on our own. We need to follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we need to be spiritually perceptive to overcome, and we can only be spiritually perceptive if we are tuned in to the Holy Spirit; through prayer, through being filled with the Holy Spirit and following the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Without Jesus Christ we can do nothing. He sent the Holy Spirit to teach us and to guide us into all truth.
We cannot survive on our own. We cannot survive on Bible knowledge, we cannot be led by other people. We need to be led by the Holy Spirit and that is why most believers do not survive. They have a good intentions but they don’t survive because they are fighting in their own power. They trust in other people, they trust in themselves, they trust in their own knowledge of the Bible, but they do not trust in the Holy Spirit, they do not trust in Jesus. They have never learned to listen to Him, to trust Him, to obey Him and to follow Him and that is why their perish, that is why they do not survive.
Are you being led by the Holy Spirit? Is your focus on Jesus Christ or are you trusting in the Bible, your preacher, other people? Without Jesus we can do nothing. Go on your knees and cry out to Him, seek Him with all your heart.
Ask Him to always fill you with His Spirit. Seek more of Jesus every day. Let Him live in you and dwell in you, and stay tuned in, vigilant. Listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit and trust Him. Let Him guide you and teach you. That is the only way that you will endure and survive until the end.
May Jesus bless you.