We cannot be intimate with Jesus any greater than the amount of revelation Truths that we have. The more revelation Truths we have, the more we walk in victory, and the more we can believe God.
Our faith level should expand with the Truths that we know so that we can go back to God and say, "God, You promised this in Your Word. Now I expect it to manifest in my life."
The devil will come to upset these words, but we must say to him, "You can't kill me! Death and Life are in the power of the tongue ... MY tongue, not yours! I'm washed in the Blood of Jesus! I belong to Him! I am God's property, and you can't tell me that you're going to kill me! Or do any of your other works of darkness against me!"
Once we become "born again", the "old me" died. We are brand new creatures in Christ Jesus, and we must walk in this newness to have victory in our lives.
Reverend Robert W. & Mary C. Butler