The gospel makes us realize our frailty, our selfishness, our greed, and our depravity, God’s grace through the gospel makes us realize our need for Him in every area of our life.
Until we are humbled by the gospel, we cannot effectively minister to others in the grace of the gospel, our weapon in this battle is the gospel, the more we saturate our hearts and minds with God’s word the less temptation overcomes us.
We love who we pursue or what we pursue, and we resist what we hate, this is the battle we are in every day, our hearts and minds are the battlegrounds.
Praise God, Christ has victory over both, and we are in Christ and He is in us, therefore we have the victory in Christ, so hold tight, pray constantly, stand strong in the faith, and share with others what God has done in your life and minister to them as the Holy Spirit ministers to you.
I have found when I dwell on the things of God and fill my heart and my mind with God’s word that I have no desire or room to dwell in the flesh. God has changed my perspective and continues to each day, I no longer think about not sinning, I think about Jesus, I cannot live Independent of Him spiritually or physically when I try I fail miserably.
The battle belongs to the Lord God Almighty, and we are His and He is ours, we are more than conquerors, we are children of the King, the battle belongs to Him, when we finally get tired of fighting in our strength and turn things over to the Lord we will go further than we thought we could, for He is our shield and strength.
Are you weary from the battle, then turn it over to God!
God's word says this;
“and he said, “Listen carefully, all Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and King Jehoshaphat. This is what the Lord says: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast number, for the battle is not yours, but God’s...You do not have to fight this battle. Position yourselves, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord. He is with you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid or discouraged. Tomorrow, go out to face them, for the Lord is with you.’”2 Chronicles 20:15, 17 CSB
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for the kingdom of heaven is theirs. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the humble, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for the kingdom of heaven is theirs.” Matthew 5:3-10 CSB
“Calling the crowd along with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone wants to follow after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of me and the gospel will save it. For what does it benefit someone to gain the whole world and yet lose his life? What can anyone give in exchange for his life? For whoever is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will also be ashamed of him when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”Mark 8:34-38CSB
“I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. You will have suffering in this world. Be courageous! I have conquered the world.”John 16:33 CSB
“What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us? He did not even spare his own Son but offered him up for us all. How will he not also with him grant us everything? Who can bring an accusation against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies. Who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is the one who died, but even more, has been raised; he also is at the right hand of God and intercedes for us. Who can separate us from the love of Christ? Can affliction or distress or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: Because of you we are being put to death all day long; we are counted as sheep to be slaughtered. No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:31-39 CSB
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