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A Very Personal Confession

Today’s Daily Devotional from Pastor Andrew Bills


A Very Personal Confession

To all the thousands of readers around the world of “The Victory Connection” Daily Devotional, I felt led to briefly share with you my personal confession for a special reason.

Over the many, many years, despite every trial or tribulation, even in the midst of severe painfulness, hospitalization, unemployment, financial hardships, periods of uncertainty, loneliness, being wrongfully accused, while experiencing the loss of loved ones and while recovering from a recent car accident, each morning I always begin my personal day by declaring out loud my hand written confession at the beginning of my time of worship, praise, and thanksgiving as I start my new day’s journey.

I have experienced His awesome grace, His sweet Holy presence,  His calming assuring voice, and miraculous divine intervention.  He alone has made and opened doors where there were absolutely no available doors or avenues before.

He is faithful to His Word as you stand with your faith predicated on the blood shed from Jesus upon Calvary, the death of our Savior and the power of His resurrection.

I not only speak my daily confession for myself, but over my family and over all those that I intercede over and stand in agreement with.

I have it posted on my wall as a simple reminder to trust Jesus, look to God, stand on His Word and depend on the wisdom and guidance from The Holy Spirit in every matter of life.

For I truly believe in the divine intervention of God!  For He lives, moves and orchestrates in our very midst, even in ways we can’t fully comprehend, to work His Will as we press onward towards Eternity.

So, I felt led to encourage you, to write your very own confession or statement of faith.  Keep it in your heart, speak it from your lips daily, place it in your Bible, post it on your wall or most visible place as a consistent reminder for you to look to God, trust Christ and speak victory over your life regardless of what you may be encountering.

Now, here is my personal daily confession:

“Father, I thank you that I am saved, delivered, healed, strengthened, provided for and have the victory over every adverse circumstance, negative situation, painful condition, demonic activity, satanic entrapment and damnable hard time  as I stand on your Word, trust your Holy Spirit and forever give you all the glory and praise, all in the mighty precious name of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  AMEN”

Your Friend and Brother In Christ,

Pastor Andy Bills

“Do You Realize The Victory That You Have Been Given In Jesus?”

Today’s Daily Devotional from Pastor Andrew Bills


Do You Realize The Victory That You Have Been Given In Jesus?”

The other night was one of the rare moments in which I was able to sit down and turn on the television.  While searching for a program of interest, I accidentally came across a program called, “The Biggest Loser.”

This woman and her husband were undergoing various excruciating exercises, stressful workouts, physical ordeals and diets to reach weight loss goals as prescribed by the program host and medical physician.

While I was impressed by their successful accomplishments, I sensed The Holy Spirit of God remind me out of His Holy Word just who the “biggest loser” truly is.

Through the cross and the resurrection of Jesus, the devil not only has been defeated but according to Ephesians 1:22 NTL says, “God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made him head over all things for the benefit of the church.”

Satan is a liar, the deceiver and is the “Biggest Loser” in the history of God’s creation and no one has been a greater loser than him.  As the fired ex-employee of Heaven we must recognize the devil’s limitations, his pronounced and sealed future and remember that “Through Christ we are more than conquerors.” (Romans 8:37)

Satan is the “biggest loser” every time a sinner comes to Christ.  For not only does that individual find rest for his / her soul in Jesus but as they begin to walk in the mighty power of God’s Divine Grace and Holy Spirit, they discover the authority they have been given and all of the spiritual blessings that are laid up for them through Christ.

Being a partaker of His Divine Nature, we are filled with the fullness of the grace and glory that’s in Him.  So whenever you feel weakness from the power of the enemy or your flesh, all we need to remember is that the “same power that raised Jesus from the grave now dwells within us, perceive His greatness and rejoice in Him.”

I’ve personally discovered that whenever I’m at your lowest moment, as a believer in Christ Jesus, I’m am still “on top of the devil.”

The universe is under God’s control and direction for the welfare of His people.  All the earthly kings and rulers; kingdoms and nations are under His control. Throughout history Christ has controlled all the wicked rulers of the earth and they have not been able to destroy that church which He redeemed with His own blood.

The angels in heaven are all under his control with reference to the church all the fallen angels, now demonic spirits, are under His control.  All the great powers of heaven, earth, and hell are made subject to Christ Jesus who is the Head and King and no weapon that is formed against it shall prosper.



“Are You Sharing What Great Things God Has Done In Your Life?”

Today’s Daily devotional from Pastor Andrew Bills


Are You Sharing What Great Things God Has Done In Your Life?”

The sharing of one’s personal testimony always will have a great impact upon the hearts and minds of listeners.  Relating your tribulations, testifying about His moving in your midst, and bearing witness of His delivering grace through Christ will never return void or fall to the ground.  Under the influence of The Holy Spirit, it will always result in a celebration.

So, no matter how difficult things may be appearing, there should be no room for “uncertainty” or complaining once you begin to recount God’s blessings and see how far you have come.

Such was the case with the Apostles Paul and Barnabas after they had returned from their two year first missionary journey.

Acts 14:27 NLT says, “Upon arriving in Antioch, they called the church together and reported everything God had done through them and how he had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles, too.”

Despite all the dangerous experiences and demonic encounters, the power and the grace of God had produced many new converts and established new churches from them preaching the Gospel. 

They had dealt with sorcerers, the ignorance, idolatry and misery of the various citizens, but Christ had strengthened them to declare the message of the power of His resurrection and faith in His name.  They experienced great persecutions and suffering, including the stoning and death of the Apostle Paul, but miraculous signs and wonders were wrought by The Holy Spirit of God and they were strengthened to continue preaching.

Then after traveling through all the cities visited, while it still remained dangerous for them, for the sake of all the souls of the newly converted souls, they returned back to each of all these cities as they journeyed back to their place of origin.

Just like in our lives today, without God’s divine intervention and power, our experiences will always appear ineffective.  But, we too can know, just like Paul and Barnabas, God is faithful to His word and will perform great works as we testify of His goodness, attest to His saving grace and affirm the power of His indwelling Holy Spirit.

You are called to bear witness, for the best evidence that you can furnish is your changed life through Jesus Christ.  Will you speak up and allow your personal testimony to bear witness to the resurrection power of the Living Christ?


“Are You Allowing Fear To Hold You Hostage?”

Today’s Daily Devotional from Pastor Andrew Bills


Are You Allowing Fear To Hold You Hostage?”

The Black Panthers, a radical militant group of the 1960’s and 70’s, began to threaten the City of New York.  They declared that they would start blowing up all the bridges through the city unless their demands were met.  The authorities responded by imposing curfews, conducting roadblocks and massive manhunts, scouring the city for them without any initial success.

The leaders of the FBI appealed to a very prominent Black Pastor, Dr. E.V. Hills in Watts, California, to speak to the black community throughout the country to help stop the threats of this siege.  When Dr. Hill met with J. Edgar Hoover, he asked, “How many are involved in that radical movement?”   Hoover replied, “There are 89 militants involved.”  Dr. Hill responded, “89 people are holding two million people hostage in New York City?  How is that possible?”

Fear had brought the city into being held captive, not the 89 militants.  They were being held hostage in their minds, and fear was producing unlimited possibilities of mischief and destruction in their thoughts.

When fear holds you hostage, it will appear to be more powerful, soul-shaking and life threatening than your ability to try to rationally deal with it or spiritually overcome it.

2 Timothy 1:7 says, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love and of a sound mind.”

God has not given us the spirit of fear, but the spirit of love, power, and courage to face any difficulty and overcome all danger.   Through The Holy Spirit, we will be strengthened and enabled to confront and go through all opposition with a sound mind which is guarded by the peace of God which defies all understanding.

Being fearful is a matter of choice.  You may not be able to choose what will happen to you in life, but you clearly can choose the attitude you’ll take in responding to things that happen.  You will either choose to be fearful or stand in faith, believing God for His assistance.

The Apostle Paul exhorted Timothy to hold fast, to stand strong upon, and to trust the Holy Scriptures.  In doing so, you too will come to realize the unspeakable value of The Word of God and experience the divine and gracious intervention of Christ in your midst.   

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear or a cowardly spirit, to be afraid of sinful wicked men or evil demonic forces.  We must not be distracted or detoured from living our lives, doing God’s will, preaching the Gospel, speaking out against false teachers, reproving people for their evil deeds, and touching the world with the love of Christ.

Fear is a tormenting spirit that bombards your mind, creates mental anguish, and wants you to surrender control over to others.  It causes people to become frightened, stressed-out, and even paranoid.  But God wants you to stand strong against this spirit, resist Satan’s temptations, to endure hardness as a good soldier, and be victorious over “the spirit of quit.”

Through Christ, you’ve been given the power to stand up under all the various trials and be triumphant under persecutions.  Though your faith might be tried with fire, we are kept by the power of God through the shed blood of our Lord and should know that the love of Christ Jesus will enable the weak to be strong and stand up in a world that’s fallen down.

Christ has given us His Holy Spirit with many precious promises in His Word.  Without Him, we can do nothing, but with and in Him, there’s nothing that we cannot do.



“How Convinced Are You That God Will Really Move By His Power In Your Life?”

Today’s Daily Devotional from Pastor Andrew Bills

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How Convinced Are You That God Will Really Move By His Power In Your Life?”

When the adversities of life begin to severely test your faith, will you believe in the power of prayer and the power of Him who hears your prayer?

In 1 Kings Chapter 17, we are given a true story that reveals that God’s power knows no limits and has no restraints.

1 Kings 17:20-22 NLT says, “Then Elijah cried out to the LORD, “O LORD my God, why have you brought tragedy to this widow who has opened her home to me, causing her son to die?” And he stretched himself out over the child three times and cried out to the LORD, “O LORD my God, please let this child’s life return to him.”  The LORD heard Elijah’s prayer, and the life of the child returned, and he revived!

This widow had already experienced the power and the blessings of God.  Earlier, she had prepared her very last amount of food for her and her son, but instead she gave it to the prophet.  As a result of her faithful giving, God miraculously touched her meal barrel, so that it remained supplied.

As trials and tribulations always seem to come into our lives, death now had stretched its hand against this widow’s only son.  Hope seemed gone as darkness began to overshadow her joy in an attempt to crush her faith and destroy her belief.

As she cried out to the Prophet Elijah, he took her son’s lifeless body into his bedroom and laid it upon his bed.  Then Elijah began to pray to the one that is the true power source of our prayers.

Elijah used natural means for warming or revivifying the child, not with the hope that it alone would prove beneficial, but with the full confidence that God would supernaturally intervene.  His gesture only expressed his grief for the child’s death, his great desire to have him raised, and his fervent prayer to God.  What actions are you demonstrating that reveal you have faith in God? 

Elijah’s conviction was so strong and sure that Almighty God would move, that stretched himself over the deceased child three times and refused to doubt in his heart.  He believed in prayer that prevails and the God that restores.  Are you convinced that there is no failure in the one that raised Jesus from the grave?

This was a great and most extraordinary prayerful request, such as never been asked of God by Elijah before.  While Elijah had no precedent  for requesting such a thing, he knew he needed a miracle which only God alone could do.

Are you experiencing a situation that you’ve never gone through before?  We too must have the confidence that there’s nothing to hard for our Lord to do.

In times of distress, illness, unexpected hard times, believers must run to God, not away from Him.  His word can still be trusted, His promises are still our sure foundation for us to stand upon, and His name is still above ever other name.

Don’t doubt in your heart!!!  Allow any difficult situation to become another great stepping stone towards your maturity in faith.  Continue to rise and give Him the glory throughout any adversity and you too shall experience the mighty grace of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

“Are You Going To Church But Returning Home The Same Way?”

Today’s Daily Devotional from Pastor Andrew Bills


Are You Going To Church But Returning Home The Same Way?”

Do you have questions that need real answers?  Are you in need of a fresh revelation from The Lord?    Are you praying but not seeing answers?  Do you want to see the power of God moving in your life?

Experiencing the grace and power of God is MUCH MORE than just routinely attending a religious service, sitting in a church pew, clapping your hands to the beat of the praise music or saying an occasional “Amen” as the pastor preaches.  “Are you just sitting in the premises or standing on God’s promises?”

The Word of God is The Power of God Through Christ Jesus.  The same Word that became flesh through the incarnation is very real today through His resurrection. And today, Jesus still saves, forgives, delivers, heals, provides for, comforts, enables and strengthens.  DO YOU KNOW AND BELIEVE HIM?

In Acts 8:26-40, we are given an amazing story in which The Holy Spirit goes into great detail to tell us about a man returning home unsatisfied about his religious experience and was still hungry for the truth.

Returning from the Jewish worship services in Jerusalem, he sat reading a scroll of Isaiah 53: 7-8, with a great desire to know more.  There was still a void in his heart as he left, but God went into action on the dusty road as he was on his way back home.

Philip, who was one of the original deacons selected to serve tables in the church, had been elevated and was now mightily being used by God to evangelize the region by preaching Jesus Christ.

Philip, who wasn’t told what to expect, was being divinely guided to go to a desert road as The Lord was supernaturally guiding the events.  So upon arrival, he found this Ethiopian Eunuch of great authority sitting in his chariot reading.

When Philip appeared, the Ethiopian Eunuch didn’t question Philip about who he was or where he’d come from.  He needed something else, ANSWERS!   Answers that only God could supply.

So a man of God, full of The Word of God, anointed with The Spirit of God was being used to preach Jesus Christ.

God had gone and still goes to great lengths for you to know and experience Him.  The only question that remains is “Are you willing to allow Christ to impact your life through His Word and Holy Spirit?”

In Acts 8:30-31 NASB, the Bible says, “Philip ran up and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet, and said, “Do you understand what you are reading?” And he said, “Well, how could I, unless someone guides me?” And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.

Philip did more than just interpret this portion of scripture, HE PREACHED JESUS to this eunuch.  He didn’t offer any religious philosophy, traditional church views or new age doctrine.  HE PREACHED THE RESURRECTED AND ASCENDED JESUS CHRIST! 

God knows who you are, where you are and what you need mostIf you give Him all of yourself, He will give you all of Himself. 

“Is your heart hungry for Him?” What is it that you’re missing or lacking?   What do you need from The Lord?  What void do you have that needs to be filled? What emptiness are you experiencing that needs to be satisfied?  What do you need from The Living Christ?

Christ, through His Word and Holy Spirit, wants to move in your heart and life and orchestrate in your affairs.  Will you walk with Him and allow God to do something gracious and amazing that only He can do.

The Jews of that day believed that eunuchs were prohibited from coming into the assembly of God’s people because they were regarded as ritually impure according to Lev. 21: 20 and 22: 19-25.   But Isaiah had prophesied that one day eunuchs would be allowed into the assembly of God’s people in Isaiah 56: 3-5, and that prophecy was fulfilled here in Acts.

So when the eunuch saw there was water near, he asked Philip to baptize him and after making his confession to Christ, and Philip didn’t hesitate to baptize him.

Finally, upon returning back to his chariot, he wasn’t troubled that Philip was snatched away by The Spirit of God and it didn’t seem to bother him.  For he now had come to experience the Risen Christ for himself and kept on rejoicing as he went on his way back home.


“What Does It Take For You To Really See God?”

Today’s Daily Devotional from Pastor Andrew Bills


 “What Does It Take For You To Really See God?”

The dictionary defines the word “obstruction” as a barrier, impediment, object or even a person, that prevents, blocks or acts as a determent against you.  It also may be defined as a weight, burden, disadvantage or handicap that you permit to hinder you.

Such was the case, as we catch a glimpse of Isaiah’s call to ministry during a very tough historical time.

Isaiah 6:1 NIV says, “In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple.”

The death of King Uzziah, who had been on the throne for fifty two years, marked the end of an era.  Though there was outward material prosperity, there was much corruption.  Urgent changes were needed to be made involving the arising international crisis with the invading Assyrian Empire, the corrupt political internal leadership of Judah, along with the wicked behavior of the people.

The lack of faithfulness and sin in the latter part of King Uzziah reign, assumed great significance in the heart of Isaiah. 

For after many years of loyal service before the Lord, pride entered the heart of King Uzziah, so upon his attempt to profane the office of the priests and burn incense in the Temple, he was immediately stricken with leprosy, upon which he was shut up in a separate house of seclusion, where he died.

Jerusalem had also just experienced an earthquake, which had so terrified them, that it left on his mind a vague sense of impending judgment.  So, upon Uzziah’s death, Isaiah began to “see the Lord” and God spoke and revealed Himself.

Often, there are “things” that are obstructions, blocking your view of the Lord.  They can be either positive or negative things that can be used as obstructions.

Some of the negative obstructions can be losses, disappointments, painful experiences, troubling times, financial hardships, family divisions, illness or any other type of damnable situations that are being used to by the enemy to prevent you from seeing The Lord.

Some of the earthly positive obstructions can be “good living or a care-free life,” the overwhelming demands or cares of your business or career, or your ever consuming efforts to gain wealth or other materialistic things.

Anything can become or be used as an “obstruction” by the enemy, to keep you from viewing, seeing, submitting, surrendering or committing yourself to Christ and being led by The Holy Spirit of God.

In the case of Isaiah, it was when the earthly king was dead that the Living, Heavenly King was revealed.  God appeared to the prophet in human form, and as a King, seated on a throne, raised over the Ark of the Covenant, surrounded by ministering angels, who were singing His praise as His Divine glory filled the whole Temple.

This amazing vision of God overwhelmed the Isaiah with a sense of his own depravity, bringing him to the place of complete surrender and submission.

Sometimes, as we go through life, God allows “things” to be removed or emptied from our lives that we may be filled with Himself.  Losses may come and go, but we shall be none the poorer as our eyes become fixed on Him.  He will more than fill any void or gap with His own glorious presence as we too behold Him.

Then we also shall see things more clearly, be strengthened to endure and walk in complete obedience to Him and His will.


“Are You Really Trusting In The Lord?”

Today’s Daily Devotional from Pastor Andrew Bills

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Are You Really Trusting In The Lord?”

A story was reported about a group of passengers on an airplane that suddenly entered an area of severe turbulence. The passengers were terrified, some screamed while others were visibly shaken.

Then one of the badly shaken passengers noticed a little girl, sitting very contently as she continued playing with her toys and looking at her books. She clearly showed no sign of fear. When asked why she wasn’t afraid during the terrible turbulence she simply replied, Because my daddy is the pilot and he’s in full control.”

Trusting The Lord always depends upon your personal relationship with Him.  If a trustworthy family member tells you that they will pick you up at the airport at 9pm, you know that they will be there because you trust them because of your personal relationship with them.

If a total stranger approaches you in the market and says if you loan him a $500 he will pay you back on next week, but because you lack relationship, how do you know that you can trust him?

In Isaiah 41:10 NIV God Says, “Fear not, for I am with you, do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you, and I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

While this promise from our Lord was initially addressed to the exiled Jews during their long and painful captivity in Babylon, it’s also addressed to His people today who are going through any adverse, negative and painful circumstances or conditions.

God made it clear before, and Is once again making it very plain, Fear Not, For I AM With Thee.” HE IS the sole reason that we shouldn’t ever be fearful.

Romans 8:31 says, “If God be for us, who can be against us?” What higher consolation can you ever desire or have than the assurance of Him being our Heavenly Father and a protector, counselor, and guide to us during times of great confusion and difficulty.

There is no higher honor in life than to enter into His family and be permitted to call the Creator and The Most High God Father“, and have the Lord of the universe as our Eternal Friend.

“Be not dismayed” means that whenever a state of alarm or danger comes, those that trust and look to Him can be calm because of our peace within and our faith in His Words.

We are then given the reason why we shouldn’t be afraid, For I AM Your God.” Our Heavenly Father has declared that “I am able to preserve, strengthen, keep and bless you.” The God of Heaven is our God and is our source and power, and that power has been pledged for the protection of all that come to Him.

Furthermore God said, “I will uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness.” Our Heavenly Father has also declared that, “I will enable you to bear all your trials with my faithful right hand.” We can rely on Our Lord and the power of His Might.

There is no greater security than believing and knowing that you’re safe in the hands of The Almighty and Living God.



“There’s A Man In Glory, But Have You Lost Sight Of Him?”

Today’s Daily Devotional from Pastor Andrew Bills


There’s A Man In Glory, But Have You Lost Sight Of Him?”

While many church-goers today don’t verbally deny the resurrection, their lives don’t exemplify a solid, healthy or living relationship with The Risen Savior.

Some live as though they’ve wandered away from the faith or are out of His view.  Others believe and are teaching things that are false and only follow certain principles for material or personal gain.  Many others, preoccupied with their own pursuits or overwhelmed with their stressful situations, have strayed away from faith in Christ.

In Acts 17:32 the Word of God says, “When they heard about the resurrection of the dead, some of them sneered, but others said, “We want to hear you again on this subject.”

The Apostle Paul, in his sermon on Mars’ Hill in Athens, hadn’t finished his message when, upon hearing about the resurrection, the assembly instantly broke up.  The doctrine of the resurrection from the dead was not believed by the Greeks because it seemed too incredible and absurd to their minds.  Others mocked it’s preaching even with sneers, despising his words.

The Lord Jesus Christ having arisen after being put to death and buried was a clear demonstration of the miraculous love, faithfulness, power, grace, truth and authority of God over all things that exist or were created.  Jesus died for your sins, he rose again for your justification, gives us eternal life to those that believe in Him.  And through His Word and Holy Spirit, though invisible, He’s mightily at work in and throughout our constant affairs.

Many seminaries, motion pictures about Christ, church pastors and TV evangelists no longer even emphasize His Resurrection or its importance.

While the crucifixion of Jesus is the world’s most historic event, you must realize that the resurrection of Christ from the dead is the world’s most encouraging and thrilling event that has ever happened in the history of all mankind.

Because He Lives, We Also Shall Live Again….

Do You Believe This And Are You Looking Forward To His Coming?

“When The Thief Comes, Will He Find You Armed & Dangerous?”

Today’s Daily Devotional from Pastor Andrew Bills


When The Thief Comes, Will He Find You Armed & Dangerous?”

In these days of terrorist, senseless, cowardly, demonic, and organized antichrist attacks from evil and soul-less individuals or groups, you must become prepared for the battle.  But first realize that your security and strength will not come in the form of new gun control laws or legislation, but in the power of God.

Jesus has alerted us that a sinister killer is on the prowl behind the scenes and is going for the jugular vein to deliver knockout blows from which he doesn’t want you to ever recover from.  And usually this battlefield location first is an unprecedented attack starting in the mind.

In John 10:10, Jesus said that “The thief (the devil) comes to steal, kill, and to destroy, but I AM come that you might have Life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”

Now, while the devil’s diabolical devices or schemes are not new today, his ungodly strategy is to choke out the 3 abiding essentials in the life of every believer, which are Faith, Hope, and Love.  And you need all 3 of these to survive and press on through the storms of life towards victory in Christ.

First, Satan attacks Faith by attempting to make you skeptical.  Then he attacks hope by working to make you cynical.  Finally, he attacks love by trying to make you critical.

Satan’s most used tools for attacking our minds are: Delays, Distractions, and Discouragements.  So whenever you’re being bombarded and overwhelmed by any of these diabolical devices, you can find comfort and strength by standing on God’s Living Word, in the power of His Holy Spirit, and through creating an atmosphere of glorious praise.

Despite sickness, financial hard times, abusiveness, family division, or any other type of spiritual warfare, when Satan begins to move in for the kill, don’t be too quick to wave a white flag of surrender because God is still a very present help in the times of struggle and need.

As a believer you must realize that you are the most vulnerable or susceptible whenever you are discouraged.  So, do you know who your antidote is?  

Jesus Christ!  You must get back into His presence and learn how to encourage yourself in The Lord.  Begin to shore up your faith in God’s Word and then allow The Holy Spirit to uncap new reservoirs within you.

Then, according to Ephesians Chapter 6, put on the whole armor of God and rise up to start living again. Step out in the authority of Jesus Christ and work to restrain or prevent evil from claiming supremacy over your life.  Show proof that His love and grace still abides today and that you will not take down or be overcome, but will continue to stand in Christ Jesus.

Romans 12:21 says, “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”   We must not allow ourselves to become vanquished, subdued, or defeated by the actions of any evil, unbalanced, drug-addicted, confused, or rebellious person.

As we continue to stand against all evil activity and opposition in our society and world, we must not step down to the level of any ungodly circumstance, abandon our principles of faith or Christian values, nullify our prayers or forget about God’s future judgment and His Eternal Plan.