Archive for Spiritual Warfare

“What Should You Do When Someone You Trusted Turns Against You?”

Today’s Daily Devotional from Bishop Andrew Bills

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What Should You Do When Someone You Trusted Turns Against You?”

In this world filled with human depravity, no one is exempt from an attack rising from jealousy or envy.  While it may begin with a silent whisper in a corner, then move to a closed door meeting and result in a full blown confrontation, those that walk upright with God are marked for an attack against them.

Such was the case in the life of Moses in Numbers Chapter 12, but more importantly we are given a key principle on how we should handle these situations regardless if they occur in our home, place of business or even in our church.

Numbers 12: 1-2 NIV says, “Miriam and Aaron began to talk against Moses because of his Cushite wife, for he had married a Cushite. ‘Has the LORD spoken only through Moses?’ they asked. ‘Hasn’t he also spoken through us?’ And the LORD heard this.”

Miriam, as the sister of Moses, was a prophetess and held high rank among the women of Israel.  As a young girl, she was the one who pushed baby Moses, in his sealed basket, down the Nile River until it was found by Pharaoh’s daughter.  She was the one who spoke up and recommended that Pharaoh’s daughter get a Nanny for the infant Moses and ran and got their very own mother.  Later, upon  the destruction of all the enemy at the Red Sea, she was the one that started singing and a great revival service broke out as Israel stood on the banks after God’s miraculous deliverance.

But on this occasion, jealousy began to flood her heart as envy began to stir her soul.  While all of the exact details are unrecorded in scripture, it’s clearly evident that Miriam began to resent the wife of Moses, who was a descendant of Ham.

Perhaps Miriam believed Moses was indulging her too much, allowing himself to be swayed by her relationship, persuaded by her suggestions, and be led by her foreign feminine ways.  All of which she believed were effecting both her and Aaron’s positions of authority and could diminish their reputations.

So, Miriam became the moving force or chief instigator in this attack against Moses, with Aaron allowing himself to be drawn into the opposition.

While they didn’t deny Moses’ prophetic leadership, they claimed equality with him as they began to dispute his judgment.   Miriam reminded Israel that she was a prophetess and that Aaron also received divine revelations from God, being the high priest.  In doing so, they glorified themselves as they tried to convince the people that Moses had no monopoly on God’s communication and leadership towards Israel.

But our Lord, who reigns on high is a discerner of human hearts and will always have the final say-so in every matter.  For as your read on throughout Chapter 12, it was solely recorded to let all readers know that “a person will always reap what they have sown.”   Even a God of grace is a God of judgment in the cases before Him.

Miriam was struck with leprosy and became “as white as snow.”  And the one she so vehemently spoke out against (Moses) had to intercede for her to be healed, cleansed, forgiven and restored.

How many pastors have returned from vacations only to discover that a once trusted minister on their staff has lured some members away?   How many diligent employees have been affected by another back-stabbing, butt-kissing, and position stealing employee?  How many people have faithfully performed in their role or assignment only to suffer loss because of another person’s underhanded,  manipulative, shady, corrupt and deceptive ways?

No matter how painful or hurtful these attacks may seem to be when they come, even if you suffer a loss, there’s no room for your personal retaliation or revenge.  Realize that your trusting Christ will always result in new doors or greater opportunities appearing. 

And even if you never personally witness God’s judgments on your attackers, they will answer to God and they will also reap what they’ve sown and may have to come back before you to repent  and ask for your prayers.

THEREFORE, HAVE FAITH IN GOD!

 

“Is There Anything In The Word Of God That You Really Wish Was Not There?”

Today’s Daily Devotional from Bishop Andrew Bills

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“Is There Anything In The Word Of God That You Really Wish Was Not There?”

In 1804, at the end of his busy day, Thomas Jefferson sat down and opened a Bible and began to cut out various portions of The Word of God with a knife that he did not believe or accept.

In his cut out rendition, while he kept the words of Jesus and some of his deeds, he carefully eliminated all the miracles of Jesus, all the references to His virgin birth, all mentions of Christ’s Resurrection, and any suggestions that Jesus is God. Jefferson’s version ends with Jesus’ burial on Good Friday and he called his account, “The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth” but is today more commonly known as “The Jefferson Bible.”

Years later Jefferson wrote that he had edited the Bible in order to separate the sublime from the ridiculous. He said, “I find many passages of fine imagination, correct morality, and of the most lovely benevolence; and others again of so much ignorance, so much absurdity, so much untruth, charlatanism, and imposture, as to pronounce it impossible that such contradictions should have proceeded from the same being.”

Maybe your actions are not quite as dramatic as those as Thomas Jefferson, but is there anything in the Bible you really wish was not there because it clashes with you intellect, interferes with your natural desires, does not fit into your agenda, is unacceptable to your plans or that you believe is culturally outdated?

In Luke 21:33, Jesus personally said, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.”
While His disciples were observing or admiring the beauty of the buildings in Jerusalem, Jesus spoke those prevailing words as He foretold of Jerusalem’s impending destruction in 60 AD. But, the depth and truth of His statement is forever applicable to all of His Words, statements and promises which are given unto us.

Jesus was saying that “No word of mine will ever pass away unfulfilled.” The words and promises of Jesus Christ still remain for our direction, purification, comfort, redemption and assurance. But, they shall never pass away, for His words are ETERNAL.

Fashions may change, technology advance, possessions disappear, and prices fluctuate, but His Word is a sure foundation that will see you through any tough situation.

So take heed that you don’t be overcome by any temptation, led astray by any attack of atheism, sinful rebellion against God, or defeated by any negative circumstances that may surround you.

As He kept His promise that He would arise from the dead, know that He can be trusted to keep all of His promises towards you.

“I Though You Said You Were Going To Serve Me?”

Today’s Daily Devotional from Pastor Andrew Bills

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I Though You Said You Were Going To Serve Me?”

These were the loving words that The Holy Spirit spoke to a dear lady that I was ministering to a few days ago.  The Lord was reminding her of His love towards her as she was wrestling with her commitment and full surrender.

Have you made a vow or commitment to The Lord and you’re failing to keep it?  So often people “flirt” around with different aspects of sin or the world until their  passion for Christ begins to diminish and grow cold.

While we all struggle in dealing with the cares of the world, the love of the flesh is often the cause of many turning back from Biblical truths and the fellowship of Jesus Christ.

In II Timothy 4:10, The Apostle Paul referring to one of his co-workers said, “For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica…”

Demas, who was a Gentile convert and became a close laborer with the apostle, could no longer bear the suffering that was going on with preaching the gospel with Paul.  This once faithful companion of Paul, who had been with him during the first imprisonment of the Apostle at Rome, now began to allow his heart to turn away.

The Holy Spirit of God will always commune with your heart as a believer begins to gradually move in the wrong direction.  Nevertheless, Demas still allowed his heart to turn away and deserted from the ministry he had been called to do. 

He lacked the courage to stand, then permitted himself to succumb to the enticement or temptation of the things that he missed and chose to abdicate his faith and abandon the work.

This was not a decision he made at the spur of a moment.  Despite the grace of God and the communion of The Holy Spirit, a person gradually allows the devil to speak to their mind, challenge their thinking, entertain their conscious and then shipwreck their faith in God.

Demas was not some sort of monster, but like so many, he failed to resist the constant attractions or seductions and returned to the sins of the past.  Whether it was lust of the flesh, a desired wealth, or the comfort away from the persecutions of ministry, he turned his back His Savior and the friendship, honor and duty of serving God with the Apostle Paul.

Don’t become a “Demas” and run away.  When we are weak, know that He is strong and we can be led and made to stand in the power of His might.  Know that there’s nothing that you cannot overcome in this world through Christ Jesus.

Once you’ve accepted Christ and have become a “partaker of His Divine nature by being filled with His Spirit,” YOU ARE NEVER ALONE!

Run to Him, not away from Him.  Draw closer to Him and listen to His voice.  Allow The Holy Spirit to direct your path and experience the wonderful joy of walking with Jesus Christ.

 

“Are You Aware That You Just May Have Too Many Clothes On?”

Today’s Daily Devotional from Bishop Andrew Bills

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“Are You Aware That You Just May Have Too Many Clothes On?”
When I was a little boy, my brother and I loved to play a special game. We would get into our closets and race to see who could put on the most layers of clothes first and still be found standing. After putting on layers of different pants, shirts, sweaters and coats, we soon both discovered how uncomfortable, bulky, awkward, restrictive and hot things became.
Suddenly, we found ourselves racing to take off, disrobe, or pull off all of these clothes because it wasn’t a proper fit for us to carry on our usual activities.
As I reflected on this contest, The Holy Spirit quickly reminded me of the words given by the Apostle Paul in the book of Ephesians.

Ephesian 6:11 ESV says, “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.”

Are you aware that before a person can put on the armor of God, there first must be a complete disrobing, taking off or getting rid of the old man in order to put on the new man? But, it is even more important to realize that once you’ve put on the armor of God, not to try and put back on the old clothes again.

Just as God clothed Adam and Eve in the Garden, because after The Fall when they realized that they were naked and adorned themselves with leaves, God disrobed them and then made them fit to stand before His presence with a special garment prepared by Him. Once a person comes to Christ, God dresses you in Christ, which is the new wardrobe for every believer to wear.

The problem is that too many people are refusing to disrobe, take off or put away their old clothes and are still trying to wear them underneath while attempting to wear these new clothes.

Their old clothes reflect their refusal to die to self and keep their old nature alive while conducting activities that God’s Word warns against and condemns. While at the very same time, they attempt to represent themselves as “spiritual,” people of faith and ambassadors of Christ Jesus.

This activity is referred to as carnal or deceptive and is an open scandal before the face of God.
God has given Christ to every believer, and He is to be worn at all times, until we have finished our course on earth. For our combat is against the devil and all the forces of darkness, which attempts in many ways to deface the image of Christ and remove faith from within our hearts of all believers.

As you put on Christ, read the Word of God and are led by The Holy Spirit, you have been enabled with the heavy armor of God, which can sustain you against the fiercest assault and every violent temptation from the enemy.

As you put on the whole armor of God, Christ becomes your protection in every conflict and your defense against every act of aggression. Dressed in the whole armor of God, no part of us should be given over to the enemy at any time.

As a believer in Christ, you can rejoice that you have not be left unguarded at any time by God and that He will never forsake you.

THEREFORE, HAVE FAITH IN GOD!

“What Should You Do When You Feel Like Quitting?”

Today’s Daily Devotional from Bishop Andrew Bills

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What Should You Do When You Feel Like Quitting?”

Have you ever realized that the “Spirit of Quit” always attacks your mind when things didn’t go the way you’d  planned or hoped for?   

Well, I’ve personally discovered the way for “quitters” to turn things around and begin to start again and even prosper, where you’ve once came up empty handed, felt exhausted, discouraged, depressed or even a failure.

Often our greatest learning opportunities will emerge out of our mistakes, short-comings, defeats and failures.  But only if you are willing to take control of your emotions and  realize that where you are is not your final disappointment or your fatal breath of air.  

One of the greatest passages of scripture that can be used to help you regain motivation, change your focus, readjust your energy and reposition yourself is found in Luke 5: 4-7 NASB: 

“When He (Jesus) had finished speaking, He said to Simon, “Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch.”  Simon answered and said, “Master, we worked hard all night and caught nothing, but I will do as You say and let down the nets.”  When they had done this, they enclosed a great quantity of fish, and their nets began to break;  so they signaled to their partners in the other boat for them to come and help them. And they came and filled both of the boats, so that they began to sink.”

This biblical illustration is one of the most encouraging to me for many reasons.  Can you hear, feel or identify with Simon Peter’s absolute frustration?   Are you doing something and you’re not feeling appreciated, only to go to bed frustrated because of your empty net?   Do you feel overwhelmed with your challenges of trying to make a living, working overtime or 2  or 3 jobs to make it or struggling through your school or online classes?  Are you in a relationship that seems as if it’s not going anywhere?

As a man, I’ve often returned to this story because it’s here that I once again can hear The Holy Spirit speak and give me the guidance, direction and the encouragement that I need to get past any type of disappointment, discouragement or sense of failure.  It’s through listening to the directions from Christ, that the “Spirit of Quit” can be dealt with and overcome.  It’s here that you too will realize that “quitting is not your best option.”

It’s here that you too will learn that The Holy Spirit will often reveal and direct you to do something that either you’ve never done before or something that may even seem foolish to natural minds.  But obedience is your single key towards overcoming a nervous breakdown and receiving your spiritual breakthrough or blessings from God. 

Satan’s temptation is to always keep you defeated by looking at your empty nets and listening to thoughts of discouragement, defeat, failure and impossibilities.

But just like in Simon Peter’s situation, The Lord wants to speak to you in your situation and wants you to hear and follow His direction.  And no matter how negative, painful, or impossible circumstances may appear, He know the way out for you and faith comes by hearing and obeying His direction.

Isn’t that what Peter finally did?  And his experience can become yours also!  Why not try following the advice from The Lord?   It time to get rid of the “spirit of quit” by asking The Holy Spirit to help you arise.  Stand up and begin to worship God and stand on His Word.  For in doing so, you’re attacking back and admitting that you’re not the loser the devil or others want you to think that you are.

Hearing God always brings a fresh perspective that will inspire you no matter how many times you’ve struggled, been worn out or failed.  And just like in Simon Peter’s story, the final results will astound you and leave you transformed beyond measure.

THEREFORE, HAVE FAITH IN GOD!

“Are You Not Saved if You Struggle with Sin?”

Today’s Daily Devotional from Pastor Andrew Bills

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Are You Not Saved if You Struggle with Sin?”

If a genuine believer continues to struggle with any sin after confessing it to God and asking for forgiveness, does that mean he was never saved?   The answer is no.

When you open your heart and accept Jesus Christ as your savior you are saved from the power of sin.  You are born-again, you’ve become a new creature in Christ, your name is written in the Book of Life, you become a child of The King and are washed in the blood of Christ.

You are now A Redeemed Spirit Living In An Unredeemed Body.”  You now have a dual nature, in which your new spiritual man will seek to commune with God, serve Christ, read the Word and be led by The Holy Spirit.  But your old fleshly man or fallen sinful nature will, throughout the rest of your life, be at war against your spirit.

Galatians 5:17 tells us thatThe sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions.

Romans 7:23 NLT says, “But there is another power within me that is at war with my mind. This power makes me a slave to the sin that is still within me.  This clearly speaks of a “war” going on inside the believer.   

Christians traditionally have spoken of three great enemies they face: the world, the flesh, and the devil. The world is “out there” and all around us. The “flesh” is inside and loves to answer the call of the world. And it seems like the devil is everywhere, like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:8).

This ongoing inner battle, is a continual siege with repeated attacks against our minds, with harassing, battering, oppressive and never ending tenacious assaults against our new spiritual man.

Learning to resist temptation, overcome sin, and live a victorious Christian life are all part of the constant common experience of all believers everywhere.

While the Spirit of God would lead us one way, our carnal or fleshly nature would lead us another, thereby producing an ongoing struggle which exists in our minds.  They are opposite in their nature and will never harmonize.  But, which are you yielding to?

Then Romans 8:13 NLT commands us,  “to put to death” the deeds of the flesh. We as believers are not to go around “practicing sin” and premeditatedly or purposefully taking advantage of God’s grace.

Therefore, fight the good fight of faith and walk in the Spirit, but if you fall, repent and by God’s grace get back up, put on the armor of God and keep on fighting in Jesus’ name.

THEREFORE, HAVE FAITH IN GOD!

 

“How Do You Get From Where You Are To Where God Wants You To Be?”

Today’s Daily Devotional from Pastor Andrew Bills

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How Do You Get From Where You Are To Where God Wants You To Be?”

God wants to broaden your horizons and take you from the “old and familiar” to a brand new level, but are you ready to move and go forward?    If not, what’s holding you back?

The Holy Spirit declared through The Apostle Paul in Romans 12: 2 NASB, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.”

One of the greatest enemies of believers today is conformity to this world.  It’s you being overwhelmed with minding earthly things that instead of renewing your mind in God’s Word and walking in the Spirit, you’re operating in the flesh and not being effective for Christ.

I’ve met many believers that can tell you the complete history and current statistics of the many different athletes, but they can’t quote any scriptures or share Christ with anyone.  Then let the truth be told that “Normal Christian Living is considered abnormal by many of the folks that claim to be believers or by folks who just go to church somewhere.”

The word “Mind” is used 95 times in The Holy Bible which simply means the place of consciousness, perception, understanding, feeling, judging, reasoning, determining, and choosing.  It’s the place where our thoughts are born, reside, and then become action.  From that point our character is forged, shaped, and outwardly manifested.

Once a sinner has been saved by Christ Jesus, it’s here that God wants to impact, renew, and fill you with His Word that you might not sin against Him, grow in faith, and learn to walk in the power of The Holy Spirit of God.

The mind is the heart, soul, and center of your personality, decision making, and your every action.  Again, it is here that Christ wants to influence, but this responsibility is now yours because faith comes by hearing and is developed, nurtured, and then becomes stronger through the consistent renewing of your mind in His Word.

The work of The Holy Spirit first begins in the understanding, then His Word affects the will, affections, conversation, and actions until there is a change of the whole being into the image of Christ in knowledge, righteousness, and holiness.  One cannot live godly unless there is a giving up of one’s self to Christ Jesus.

There’s no other way for this to happen.  There are no shortcuts that you can take.  Reading, studying, and meditating in His Word is you spending time in His Presence, receiving inspiration directly from Him.

Through disciplined reading, studying, meditating, and praying in the Holy Scriptures, several things will begin to happen within and around you.  You’ll begin to erase Satan’s false and negative programming of your fleshy mind, thereby crushing the devil’s control ability over you and your surroundings.

Through the ongoing studying of The Bible, you’ll increase your ability to obey God.  Obedience is your key to the intimate, supernatural, divine, and miraculous hand of God moving in your life and orchestrating in your affairs.

It’s through the studying of God’s Word that you’ll see yourself being set free from all past guilt and condemnation.  Then you’ll also be able to eliminate the success and effectiveness of their demonic attacks, entrapments and deceptions. 

Through the renewing of your mind in God’s Word, you’ll receive guidance and direction for your life and walk in the anointing of The Holy Spirit of God.   There’s just so much more to the heavenly riches that are in Christ Jesus to all that will follow Him.

Many desire and want these things, but are you willing to deny yourself, pick up your cross, and follow Jesus?   

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

Today’s Daily Devotional from Pastor Andrew Bills

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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

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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.

THEREFORE, HAVE FAITH IN GOD!

“What Are The 3 Main Tools And Strategies Used Against Believers Today?”

Today’s Daily Devotional from Pastor Andrew Bills

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What Are The 3 Main Tools And Strategies Used Against Believers Today?”

The way you live your life and conduct spiritual warfare reveals if you really believe The Most High God or the most low devil.”

Winning battles doesn’t require physical strength, a multitude of people behind you, or even a lot of money.  It requires an intimate spiritual connection with God through Jesus Christ, knowing His Word, and walking in the power of His Spirit.

According to Jesus in John 10:10, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; but I have come that you may have life, and have it more abundantly.”

Christ revealed that Satan’s primary purpose is expressed in the threefold area of “stealing, killing and destroying.”

Therefore, it’s extremely apparent that the three main tools that Satan uses that have unfortunately been proven successful are:  Delays, Distractions, and Disappointments.

When things don’t go your way or doors aren’t opening as quick as you’d hoped for or you didn’t get what you were seeking after, the forces of darkness really begin to turn your mind into a battlefield.

Satan’s strategy then has been to bombard your mind with negative questions, accusations, frustrations, and then suggestive ideas in the attempt to lead you astray, crush your spirit, conquer your faith, and destroy your life.

Through his attacks and activities, he kills dreams and visions, crushes ideas and wounds spirits, destroys marriages, homes, relationships and careers, invades and subverts rightful thinking, steals peace and poisons minds, creates divisions and deceives hearts, entraps people into different addictions and bondage, directs people into debt and poverty, brings sickness and disease, seizes confidence and curses futures, masterminds hatred, and leads people straight to death and hell.

But Jesus declared that “I have come that you may have life, and have it more abundantly.”

As a true believer, Christ has given you Eternal Life and placed The Life Of His Spirit inside of you.

As a child of God, you now have the untold or unlimited capacity of His grace, goodness, beauty, love, mercy, wisdom, joy, strength, authority, and power.

So in whatever way Satan and the forces of darkness attempt to operate in our midst, as born-again, blood washed, Bible believing and Spirit led children of God, we’ve been given absolute authority over them through Jesus Christ.

Jesus Christ conquered the devil, death, hell, and the grave through his death on the cross and his resurrection.  He disarmed Satan and the forces of darkness and obtained a name that is superior, mightier, and above all other names whether in heaven, on the earth, or underneath the earth.

Through the name of Jesus Christ, you now have the ability and authority to resist the devil, to bind the forces of darkness, to rebuke him, to tear down his strongholds, to destroy his plans, and to frustrate his counsel and activities.

But again, the way you live your life and conduct spiritual warfare reveals if you believe The Most High God or the most low devil.”

So, who do you believe?

THEREFORE, HAVE FAITH IN GOD!