Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Be vigilant! Faith triumphs all!
We must not walk in fear, but in certainty. We must be hindered by this world's evil. We can live in faith, knowing God is bigger than anything Satan can throw at us. What happens when a raging lion is coming in for attack? Should we run? Running and turning our back will only bring him closer. We must stand and in faith face the hungry beast. Victory will come when we remain grounded in our faith. Remember Daniel in the lions den? Daniel 6. He faced that situation in faith. What about David and Goliath? 1 Samuel 17 As small as David was he was in his faith he was bigger than Goliath. He was ready to stand. He did not turn away, but he was prepared to face anything because he knew God was on his side. We do not run from the fear, but face it in faith.
Ephesians 6:12 "For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers of darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places."
So, we know that we are not fighting just men in this world, but the evils behind them, Satan. So, we must guard our hearts and families by putting on the armor of God Ephesians 6:11-20. In our armor we must place on the Sword of the Spirit, which is God's word. His word is mighty and powerful. His word will light our path and guard us against Satan by filling us with knowledge and wisdom. When we do not read God's word, we are allowing Satan the upper hand in our lives. When we give a little, Satan takes a lot. We must live out each day as though we were fighting a battle for our lives. We must be vigilant in prayer. Prayer is power!!
Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
2 Corinthians 4:8-9 "We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed."
Today my friend do not live in fear, but in confidence with Christ Jesus!!