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Daily Devotional – “How Can I Overcome My Fears Through Faith In Jesus Christ?”

“The Victory Corner” – from Pastor Andrew Bills
“How Can I Overcome My Fears Through Faith In Jesus Christ?”
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2nd 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.”

So, if you’re praying and believing God in faith and it doesn’t appear as if anything spiritual, encouraging, positive or supernatural is happening, and you’re experiencing on-going pressures, here’s just a little illustration that will assist you in seeing Satan as “the defeated foe that he is.”

When I was 7 years old, my dad built a chicken coop in the back yard and on one particular occasion, he told me to come out to watch and learn.  So I followed him out into the yard and into the chicken coop.

Once inside, he told me to catch one of the chickens.  Now there were several hens but many more baby chicks.  So I ran around trying to catch one of these little chicks and boy, could they move fast.  After many attempts and much laughter from my dad, I finally caught one and brought it to him.

Then I asked him, “What do you want me to do with this chick?”  He said, “We’re going to ring its neck and have it for dinner.”  I then laughed because I thought he was joking, but before I knew it he brutally snapped off the neck of that chick.  Then in total shock, I watched as its headless body flopped and moved around all over the place, for what I thought were hours, but in truth it was only a few moments.  Then it completely stopped and lied still.

Immediately, I flew into the house and watched from the window terrified.  My father yelled to me, “It’s all right, the chick is dead, it can’t hurt you.”  And he continued to laugh.  But in my mind, and my mind was the only one that seemed to matter, that chick acted as if it was not only still alive but mad and even coming after me.  So, I ran and hid. My dad then picked it up and walked away to prepare it for dinner.

Needless to say, even at dinner, I continued to stare at the chicken.  Even though it was fully cooked, seasoned with gravy and lying in dressing, I still thought it would still move and come after me.  It took time for my mind to become released or freed from its control.  And throughout my years and experiences in ministry, I’ve discovered that many people today are just like I was in this brief childhood illustration.

They’re having difficulties fully realizing that Christ defeated Satan on Calvary and that the Resurrection is the full proof of Christ’s Victory and Satan’s Defeat.  It was there that Christ Snapped The Neck of Satan.

Satan is now like that headless body of that chick that I was afraid of as a young child.  Down through the centuries people have been controlled by fear, by the movements or the flopping of a headless or defeated foe.  And the devil only has the power over you that you as a believer give to him.

Remember, I ran because I thought he was going to get me… FEAR!  Or even worse, while sitting at the dinner table, it was still through the controlling element of FEAR that I was still firmly being held captive, blinded and paralyzed.

Satan will always try to enlarge, magnify and worsen the situation that you’re facing.  But, see the devil as “The defeated foe that he is.”  Trust in the Lord and take the limits off of God.  Stand firmly on His Promises and Christ will see you through.

THEREFORE, HAVE FAITH IN GOD!

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Daily Devotional – “Do You Know That You Can Never Be In Any Impossible Situation Where The Lord Cannot Find You?”

“The Victory Corner” – from Pastor Andrew Bills
“Do You Know That You Can Never Be In Any Impossible Situation Where The Lord Cannot Find You?
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I often sing a verse of a song that reads: Have you any rivers that you think are un-crossable? Have you any mountains that you can’t tunnel through? God Specializes in things thought impossible. And He can do, what no other power can do….

In Matthew 14: 22-33 we read the amazing and miraculous story of Jesus walking on the water to come to the aid and rescue his disciples.

Jesus had earlier instructed His disciples to get into the boat and to cross over to the other side of the sea. Then he left them that night to go up into the mountains alone to pray.

Now the disciples had sailed about 4 to 5 miles across the Sea of Tiberias, which is no more than 10 miles wide, so that they were literally in the very midst of the sea. Suddenly the circumstances severely changed and these expert fishermen became overwhelmed with fear and panic from the impending danger.

In verses 24 & 25 we read, “But the boat by this time was a long way from the land, beaten by the waves, for the wind was against them. And in the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea.”

As they aimlessly struggled to save themselves and keep their boat from sinking, Jesus went walking on the sea directly to them. He not only knew where they were the whole time, but despite the darkness and the lack of visibly from the stormy conditions, they never got out of His divine sight.

He revealed His unlimited power and authority over the laws of gravitation by walking upon the sea; as on dry land. And though the sea was raging from the cold blowing winds in the darkness of night, because of the utmost danger surrounding the disciples that He loved, He came to their rescue.

There’s no storm that might arise in your life that Christ cannot subdue or appear in. He will do whatever is necessary to demonstrate His saving and delivering power, His love and His wonderful grace in your life and circumstances.

Your every passage may not be peaceful and lovely, but He will always be with you through the storms in your life and bring you to a calm landing.

When we walk in obedience and faith we are in the safest place in the universe, for He has promised that He would never leave us nor forsake us. So, Have Faith In God!

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Daily Devotional – “Are You Aware Of The Beautiful Side Of Evil?”

“The Victory Corner” – from Pastor Andrew Bills
 “Are You Aware Of The Beautiful Side Of Evil?”
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There’s a struggle going on within us, that’s a greater battle than any historic war that ever been fought. And in this warfare, there are two voices in our lives which are daily clamoring for your attention.

One is the still small voice of The Holy Spirit of God, who’s always instructing you, according to Colossians 3:2 NASB, to “Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.”

If you remain attuned to Him, you’ll be reminded of who you are in Christ and who Christ is within you. And you’ll learn how to faithfully act or respond in various situations in life and continue on your journey pleasing God.

But the other voice is from the greatest deceiver, the evil one – Satan – The Devil, who’s always presenting “a beautiful side of evil” to lure you down a pathway that will always end in sin, misery, shame, darkness, defeat, and even death.

While toying with your emotions, he suggests things that play on your insecurities, inhibitions, frailties, intimate desires, and deepest fears and past failures in life. He will entice you to yearn for and seek after things that are forbidden in scripture that will cause you to violate the word of God and act in selfish, unproductive and ungodly ways.

In James 1:15 God says, “Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is accomplished, it brings forth death.”

This simply means that while it may seem so wonderful, or enticing, attractive and even so easy to succumb to his suggestions or invitations, yielding to his temptations always result in paying too high of a price and you experiencing untold consequences for your actions. Sin may seem like a small matter in its planning stage or commencement but as it grows it will consume you beyond all calculation. So seek for ways NOT to become blinded by this deceiver, rise above your circumstances and yield yourself to God.

So, in conclusion please remember the insightful words for our Lord Jesus Christ from Mark 14:38 where He said, “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.  For the spirit is indeed willing, but the flesh is weak.”

THEREFORE, HAVE FAITH IN GOD!

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ATTENTION PLEASE!!!

Do you have a Bible question that you would like to have answered or a personal concern, thought or issue that you would like addressed?

Then please simply send me an email and I’ll feature your questions or topic anonymously along with my answer on one of my daily teaching session.

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