“But now ye also put off these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.” (Colossians 3:8)
Just the same way you put off your clothes, you can put off unrighteousness.
I’d like you to see the weakness of these spirits. Because when a strongman, armed, keeps his goods, his goods are in safety. It now takes a stronger man to come upon him and overcome him.
The moment you see Satan as stronger than you, you will remain a captive.
The Bible says, “Put off!”, not, “Struggle to put off”! “Put off all these…”
So you can put off anger, malice, wrath, blasphemy, filthy communications out of your mouth, etc.
It also says, “Lie not one to another…” That means you can put off lying too.
Verse 9 of Colossians 3 says:
“… Put off the old man with his deeds.”
When I get home at the end of the day’s work, I always tell my children to take off my shoes for me. I don’t have to start praying that the shoes should obey me when I want to put them off. No! I just go ahead and take them off.
That means, the works of the flesh are as lifeless as the clothes or shoes you put on. So you can put them off at will!
I want you to have a superiority complex against controlling spirits, to be able to see them as things you can handle.