The diving bell had no bottom. Seats were attached to the rim at its base and people sat in the bell without special equipment.
When the diving bell was lowered into the water, no water entered the bell, even though the occupants could easily touch the water if they so wished.
WHY DIDN’T THE BELL FILL WITH WATER?
Because air was pumped into the bell from above.
If a vacuum had existed, the water would have rushed in, but the occupants remained dry.
When the Lord Jesus Christ is given CONTROL of a life, it is like that diving bell. The flesh-life (the old, sinful nature) is underneath and around us, but although it would surge up and destroy us, it is kept out and we are kept safe by the life of the indwelling Holy Spirit of God.
It is necessary to remember
that just as the safety of the occupants
depended on the air being pumped into the diving bell,
so our victory over satan and his forces
depends on the power of the Holy Spirit within us.
HE has ALL power and we have ALL His power at our disposal,
but we must AVAIL OURSELVES of that power.
When we depend on HIM we have the victory.
A few quotes from Mr Anon:
# When GOD controls the INNER man, the WORLD cannot control the OUTER man.
# Our foes are feeble when compared with our Source of Strength.
# Attachment to Christ is the only secret of detachment from the world.
# Anything that takes God’s place is OUT of place.
# Anything that comes BETWEEN me and my God IS my god.
# Where Christ does not rule – SIN DOES!