Fear and shame hold us back from being on the move with God, the enemy lies to us, reminds us of our sinful behavior and ridicules us in our minds our enemy uses these tactics because he is a bully, a liar, a deceiver and he is fearful of what God will do with our stories to help set others free from the bondage of sin and death, and that we will lead them to Jesus.
We need to come to terms with God, if we have surrendered our lives to Him for salvation, we have confessed our sins to Him for forgiveness, then we are free from the bondage of sin and death, we are no longer separated from God we are joined with Him through Christ so we are at peace with God and no longer His enemy.
We need to stop listening to our old masters, the flesh and the devil and listen to the voice of God, hide His words in our hearts be renewed in His strengths, delight in His ways and walk with Him faithfully every moment of every day.
We listen to the lies of our enemy only because we know his voice he has haunted us since we were born, but he is a defeated foe, his power is limited and we now get to walk in victory because of Jesus Christ, isn't it time we start living?
A.W Tozer said this;
The only fear I have is to get out of the will of God. Outside of the will of God, there's nothing I want, and in the will of God, there's nothing I fear, for God has sworn to keep me in His will. If I'm out of his will that's another matter. But if I'm in His will, He's sworn to keep me."
We have prayed the prayer that Jesus taught the disciples, it is now time to start fulfilling our part, when we say thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven, we are saying to God our Father, I will obey and serve you as the angels do, without question, without doubt, I will honor you always.
Today turn from the enemies of our souls, walk-in the newness of Christ, know that Christ took our fear, He took our shame, He took our sin and He nailed it to the cross, so we can be reconciled to God and be free to walk in victory and peace with Him the rest of our days.
God’s word says this:
“Come to terms with God and be at peace; in this way good will come to you. Receive instruction from his mouth, and place his sayings in your heart. If you return to the Almighty, you will be renewed. If you banish injustice from your tent..
Then you will delight in the Almighty and lift up your face to God. You will pray to him, and he will hear you, and you will fulfill your vows.” Job 22:21-23, 26-27 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
“Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For everything in the world — the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride in one’s possessions — is not from the Father, but is from the world. And the world with its lust is passing away, but the one who does the will of God remains forever.” 1 John 2:15-17 CSB
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