Sunday, May 28, 2017

Winning Spiritual Warfare

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God gives us the privilege of His invitation to draw near to Him and to resist the devil, so that he will have to flee from us (James 4:7-11). This gift is the key to winning spiritual warfare.

We are often so blinded and consumed by the guilt and burdens from our past, the confusion and turmoil of the present, and the fear of the unknown elements of the future, that we give the devil permission to destroy our body and soul - our thoughts, choices and emotions.

God's Spirit gives us the desire to live a fulfilled Christian life, as well as His power to overcome successfully (Philippians 2:12-13). With Christ in us, we are more than conquerors (Romans 8:31-39).

Christ dwells in our spirit by His Spirit and changes us from the inside out (2 Corinthians 5:17). This combination reigns supreme over our weakened body and scattered soul, bringing order and spiritual maturity to our life.

God's Spirit improves our health, exchanges our negative thoughts and emotions with pure, peaceful ideals and feelings (Philippians 4:8), and fills our spirit with His fullness (Ephesians 3:16-19).

Father God, Your Word is spirit and life to us (John 6:63). You complete us with the truth of Your salvation (John 1:1-18). We have Your Trinity in our spirit from the moment of salvation (1 John 4:17). We lack nothing that we need to accomplish Your will for our life.

Remind us not to allow Satan to conform us to the mold of this world or to tempt us with the lusts of our flesh, but to walk in Your Spirit each moment of the day (Galatians 5:15-25). Your presence in us allows us to experience victory over the tests of our faith, and Your grace gives us the ability to traverse the trials of this life and to walk in Your will all the days of our life (Romans 12:2).

Thought for the Day:
Even when we do not see the purpose of the current circumstances of our life, we know they will work out for our good as we follow the direction of God's Spirit and trust in Him with our whole heart. - Romans 8:28

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