The bible tells us in 2Corinthians 2:11. Don’t let Satan take advantage of you for we are not ignorant of his devices. To be ignorant of something, is to lack knowledge of something. It tells us in Hosea that a lack of knowledge can get you destroyed. For someone to take advantage of some one is to make a gain against some one. One of Satan main weapons is to keep you from God’s word. Remember in Mark 4 that Satan comes immediately against the word so it doesn’t get in your heart so we don’t understand and then he gets advantage over him. The biggest weapon that Satan uses against this world is to keep them from believing he is real and also to keep them from the truth of the word. Many people don’t believe in the reality that Satan is real. The bible says that the whole world lies in darkness. In I john 4, it tells us not to believe every spirit but try the spirit. Then it says that there are many false preacher going forth that are not of God. It tells us that if they don’t say that Jesus has come in the flesh they are not of God. So let us stick with the truth of God ‘s word so Satan will not get an advantage over us.
Jesus said in the book of John that He is the light of the world. With out light all we have is darkness. Jesus also said in John that if you follow me you will not walk in darkness. It says in first John 5 that the whole world lies in darkness ,and in Isaiah it says the earth is covered in darkness. So we can see that darkness which represents Satan and his kingdom is dominate in the earth. In Mathew 5 Jesus said that we are the light of the world and so let your light shine so men will see your good works and glorify God. We Christians who believe in Jesus Christ have a great responsibility. As Jesus was the light of the world when he walked this earth, now we are the light of the world. We are the body of Christ in the earth according to Ephesians one. So we have a great responsibility to represent Jesus in this world by the actions and the words we speak to those around us. We must show by our actions the love of God that is in us. This Christmas season let us show God’s love first to our heavenly Father,family. and those around us. Let us be a light that shines so people will know we are Christians not by our words only by by are actions. Let us let are light shine brightly so many will come to the true light of Jesus Christ and be changed by his power and his spirit and come into the family of God by faith in Jesus Christ.
One thing that I have found out in this life. is your own words can defeat you or put you over. One letter in your life can make all the difference. It is the letter T. When you take the letter T out of the word can’t, then you can. The bible says that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. Also it says in 2 Corinthians 2:14 now thanks be unto God who always causes us to triumph through Christ Jesus. So the key is believing in Christ and take God’s word and say what He says. When it looks impossible say it is possible. When you feel like your weak and unable, say I am able through Christ who strengthens me. The bible says that we are snared by our words in Proverbs 6, or we can say we are taken captive by our words. Our own words can put us over or keep us defeated. You will never rise above you own confession. When it feels and looks like a hopeless situation. Take God at His word who said I will never leave you or fail you. He is the one who will lead you to victory. Remember the children of Israel who said they couldn’t take the promise land. God said I will do to them exactly what they said. Caleb said we are well able to take it. Be like Caleb, he got in time exactly what he said . Hold fast to your confession of faith, for it will surely come to pass.
Another way we can say don’t be anxious, is to say don’t worry. In Philippians 4 it tells us not to worry about any thing. That to us sounds impossible, but not to our Father God. The bible tells us not to worry but to pray and the peace of God will guard are hearts and minds. When we learn how to pray correctly according to the word of God our days of worry’s are over. When we learn how to base our prayers on God’s word and what he promised we can be assured that our prayers we be answered . Always pray in Jesus name to the Father, find a scripture to base your pray on, now add thanksgiving to it and God’s peace will come and guard your hearts and mind. But, there is one more key think on things. Begin to train your mind to think on things that are good , just, pure, and of a good report and lovely. This is a major key to God’s peace. Study these scriptures put them to work in your life and your days of worry will be over.
I hear a lot of times , I am believing God. Well the question is? based on what. With out knowing what the word of God promises, what is your prayer based on? The reason a lot of prayers aren’t answered, there is not a knowledge of what God has said. John 15 tells us if you abide in me and my words abide in you, you will ask what you desire and it shall be done for you. The key here is you prayer and your desire is based on what God has said. Your desire is based on the known will of God revealed in the scriptures. So when you say I am believing God, know what your desire is based on, and you will see more results in your praying.
A good friend of mine passed away yesterday to be with the Lord. He was only in his fifty’s. The bible says that the secret things belong to the Lord and those things that are revealed belong to us. There are times when we don’t understand why things happen, those are the times when we have to trust in the Lord and not lean to our own understanding. But the things that are revealed to us, we must continue to walk in them. Such as a thousand shall fall on my right side and ten thousand on my other but it will not come near me,Psalm 91. Our time on this earth is short, so let us make the best time of it. Let us use our time wisely and not waste it. Let us not get caught up with foolish things that can only hurt and destroy us or are family’s. Let us love God our family ,friends, church and country. Let us be wise and also take care of ourselves with diet and exercise. Let us take the time to reflect and see what is really import in life and make the necessary changes. In this way we can live strong,healthy and long in JESUS NAME.
It is amazing how our Father in heaven has blessed us to a place where all things become possible to us. The only condition is to believe. When Jesus was asked what is the work of God that we should do? He said this is the work of God, that we believe. It seems so easy yet at times it is one of the hardest things is to believe. The reason it becomes hard is because everything around us tells us it will not work. Faith begins where the will of God is known. So the first thing we need to do is to find the scripture we need that pertains to the situation we are facing. Then we need to meditate on it, where it becomes full in us, to the place we can pray and believe that God has heard us and believe that you have received. Don’t let the things you see, hear, feel move you off the word of God. Stay steady and fight the the good fight of faith and you win, and come to the place where all things become possible in your life.
The bible tells us in Joshua one, that God told Joshua to be strong and very courageous. Why would God have to tell him that? Joshua was getting ready to go in and face an enemy with fortified cities and were very powerful . What was Joshua supposed to be courageous in? To fight,no. He had to be courageous in observing to do all that was written in the word of God, so he could go and face an impossible situation.. A lot of times in life we are trying to be strong in ourselves to try to accomplish things in life.There is a truth in that. Yet the bible tells us to be strong so we obey what the word of God tells us to do. It tells us that to be successful and prosperous we must observe to do it God’s way. Let us learn to do things according to the bible. To be kind and to walk in love with people takes strength not in ourselves but in God. Also when we face situations that seem impossible let us not trust in ourselves but in the living God where all things are possible.
The bible tells us to come with boldness into the presence of God by the blood of Jesus Christ in Hebrew 10. When we understand the forgiveness we have in the blood of Jesus our prayer life will change. When we believe in the blood of Jesus it not only forgives, but wipe’s out all sin and unrighteousness. The bible tells us that Jesus who knew no sin was made sin for us that we might be made the righteousness of God in Christ. To be made righteous, means to have right standing with God. It means that God himself makes us right with Him through faith in Jesus Christ. When we see this truth it will bring great benefits to us and our walk with God. Don’t let the devil cheat you out of what belongs to you in Christ. Satan will condemn and tell you of all your faults. Trust in the blood and what Christ has done for you and you will come before you heavenly Father with a confidence you never had before because of the love the Father has for you through Jesus Christ our Lord. If God be for you who can be against you Roman 8.
Jesus said in John 3,unless a man is born again he cannot enter the kingdom of heaven. So the question is, what does it mean to be born again? We are a spirit being with a soul and live in a body. So Jesus was saying the spirit of a man has to be born again. In Romans 7, Paul says I was alive once but when sin came I died. Paul was saying that when he was born into this world his spirit which God gives is alive unto God. But when Paul came to the place of knowing right from wrong he sinned and his spirit died, or we can say, was cut off from the life of God. His spirit man now had the nature of the devil. That is why Jesus said in John 14, that he is the way and the truth and the life and no man can come to the Father except through him. God sent Jesus into this world to pay the price for man’s sin. The bible says with out the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. So in Romans 10 it says when we believe that God raised Jesus from the dead and confess him as Lord we will be saved. So to get born again is to believe Jesus as Lord and he becomes my Savior and my Lord. I renounce satan as my lord and now I enter God kingdom through faith in Jesus Christ.. So let us make sure we are ready. No matter when are time come to die, and it will. Let us make sure we are ready to meet are maker by our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ