Obtaining freedom from bondage and torment involves a captive fighting against passivity, and strengthening his or her free will to stand against the enemy. This passage below by Jessie Penn-Lewis, author of War on the Saints, describes what a captive must do to be delivered from passivity:
“An important point in deliverance from passivity is to keep perpetually in the mind, the standard of the normal condition, and if at any time the believer drops below it to find out the cause, so as to have it removed. Whatever faculty, or part of the being, has been surrendered into passivity, and therefore lost for use, must be retaken by the active exercise of the will, and brought back into personal control.
The “ground” given which caused any faculty to fall into bondage to the enemy, must be found out, and given up; and then refused persistently, in a steady resistance…
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