The enemy is constantly reminding me of who I was every day, like a TV commercial my sins and failures are being played in my mind and whispered it into my life by them, but Jesus reminds me of His victory at the cross, and that all my sins are forgiven He has nailed them to the cross and my life in Him is free from the bondage they wish to ensnare me with.
The devil and his army are liars, they are merciless, unscrupulous, murders, thieves, they will do whatever possible to destroy our lives, our character, our family, our walk with Christ and others, but they have limited power, still, they are stronger than us, but not Christ in us.
I thank God He found me on my journey, He rescued me, saved me and started working in me, and He is not done with me yet.
Salvation is not an end all to our problems, it is the beginning of our relationship with God the Father, it is a step into a whole new world, where we come to realize we are in a battle, we always were we just never knew it. The battle changes once we are saved and intensifies, but we don't fight this battle, we turn it over to God, for He has won it already.
We need to understand how much we need God for everything, we don’t get rich, healed, and trouble-free as we get up off our knees, from the point of salvation, but we will have peace and joy, and we start to see all He has done for us up to this point in our lives, and know He will see us all the way through.
We need to learn to live by the Spirit, by surrendering our all to Jesus Christ. We need to live in the power of God, His armor always on, and His presence always known, by asking in prayer, and living in obedience we walk in victory.
The enemy will laugh at us as he battles against us, as we are trying to die to our flesh and live in the Spirit, we must learn to cast all our cares, our worries, our fears, our trials, our weaknesses, our failures along with our joy, our happiness, our success, our prosperity, our experiences, all that we have, all that we are to Christ.
We need to surrender our all to Jesus.
When we submit to the authority of Christ, we get to live in His authority, and that makes us more than conquerors.
We have to do our part, start by renewing our minds daily in His word. Is the Bible your lifeline, your go-to book when you struggle, do you call upon the name of Jesus or do you turn on Oprah, Dr. Phil or Dr. Oz?
Do we love Christ? Then obey Him is what He says!
Are we making a conscious decision to follow the Holy Spirit every day?
Our enemies are real, the battle is real, our Lord is greater than any of this, today is the day to surrender all to Jesus and start living a life of victory over sin and death.
Gods' word says this:
“If you love me, you will keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever. He is the Spirit of truth. The world is unable to receive him because it doesn’t see him or know him. But you do know him, because he remains with you and will be in you. “I will not leave you as orphans; I am coming to you. In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me. Because I live, you will live too.” John 14:15-19 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
“Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and by his vast strength. Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this darkness, against evil, spiritual forces in the heavens. For this reason take up the full armor of God, so that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having prepared everything, to take your stand. Stand, therefore, with truth like a belt around your waist, righteousness like armor on your chest, and your feet sandaled with readiness for the gospel of peace. In every situation take up the shield of faith with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit — which is the word of God. Pray at all times in the Spirit with every prayer and request, and stay alert with all perseverance and intercession for all the saints.” Ephesians 6:10-18 CSB
“For although we live in the flesh, we do not wage war according to the flesh, since the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but are powerful through God for the demolition of strongholds. We demolish arguments and every proud thing that is raised up against the knowledge of God, and we take every thought captive to obey Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 CSB
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