The theif comes to steal, to kill, and to destroy.
We need to believe the word of God, and not the word of the world. Satan is the god of this world, 2 Corn.4:4. The world is going to repeat Satan’s doctrine back to us. His will, and doctrine, is one of death, poverty, destruction, disease, and so forth. Romans 12:2 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. We need to renew our minds, by knowing God’s will, and believing it, and not the will of the devil. God’s will is one of love, joy, peace. He always wants the best for us. We can release his will for us, and the power of the Holy Spirit, by repeating God’s will, and not Satan’s. If our circumstances reflect the world, and not God, then we need to speak God’s will over those circumstances. Romans 4:17 .. before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were. God calls things that have not yet manifested themselves, as though they already had. We need to do the same. Proverbs 12:14 A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth:and the recompence of a man’s hands shall be rendered unto him. Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue:and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. Isaiah 57:19 I create the fruit of the lips;Peace, peace to him that is far off,and to him that is near, saith the Lord; and I will heal him. The above are but a few examples of the power that is released by our words. If we have any project, or idea, that can bring glory and honor to God, and Jesus, and people around us say it sounds impossible, repeat Mathew 19:26,But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. If a doctor tells you, you have any disease or sickness, or if any ill symptoms enter your body, repeat 1 Peter 2: 24, who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. If people, or the world in general, make us feel poor or inadequate, repeat 2 Corinthians 8:9, For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich. If you feel unlucky in life, or cursed, or you feel as though you may be under a generational curse, repeat Galatians 3:13, Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: If you’re told you are to old, or weak, to do something you use to do, or enjoy, repeat Isaiah 40:29-31, He giveth power to the faint;and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary,and the young men shall utterly fall:31 but they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. The world wants to beat you down, and the god of this world wants to rob you of all the wonderful blessing Jesus earned for you, when he gave his life for us all, on the cross. Satan wants to twist your victory into defeat, and his defeat into victory. Don’t let him. He is a liar from the beginning. Jesus had this to say of the devil, and of himself. John 10:10-11, The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
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I would like to give you this thought-provoking statement. Now, I would like to pose a question for you to ponder on. Why do you think Jesus places so much emphasis on abstaining from worldly desires? After witnessing some of the greatest abominations our community has faced, I received a stunning revelation. The world that we live in IS the kingdom of Satan! (Ouch!) So, if we say we are children of the light, why do we dare desire things in a kingdom that will soon pass away? FROM SATAN!!? People, you are currently living in a kingdom in which Satan is the ultimate ruler, ⠯ sin runs amok! No wonder why there is so much division and strife! Why would we want this to be our home when there is a brighter future ahead: The kingdom of Heaven!
Hi Maia, I believe man gave the authority he was given by God over the Earth to Satan, in the garden of Eden. 2 Corinthians 4:4 says Satan is the god of this age…
Agreed! Sin is not just disobedience to God. It is OBEDIENCE to SATAN!!!
Hi Maia, great point! Thank you for all your thoughtful comments.
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