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Lay Hold On Eternal Life
In I Timothy 6:12 we read:
Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many
In John 6:63 we read;
Then Simon Peter answered him. Lord to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life.
In Psalm 119:89
For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven.
In Matthew 24:35 we read;
Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
We need to realize that that the devil is subtle and he is a deceiver. As people in this world we tend to focus on what we SEE because we allow ourselves to more connected to the physical realm because we are ignorant of the Spiritual realm. Everything that manifests in this world good or bad, has a spiritual component (John 1:1-3).As long as the devil can get us to focus on the circumstances and not the spiritual component behind it (root of the problem). The devil is winning the battle because we are allowing his deceptive strategies to work in our lives. For example: the children of Israel always blamed Moses and God for their problems, not realizing that all they had to do was move from fear into faith. The devil had them deceived and they thought their problems were outward when all the time their problems were inward (II Corinthians 4:18).
In Romans 8:5-6 we read:
For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
The devil is always putting thoughts in our mind to cause us to live in fear and doubt. God wants us to renew our mind with His Word, so that we can live a transformed life free from doubt and fear experiencing God’s perfect Will in our life (Romans 12:2). If we are going to win against the thoughts that the enemy brings against us, we must realize that we cannot battle bad thoughts with good thoughts, we battle bad thoughts with spoken words (Matthew 4:1-10, II Corinthians 10:3-5). God clearly reveals to us in Ephesians 6:10-18 that we are not in a physical battle but a spiritual battle. As we acquire knowledge through God’s Word of who we are, what we have, and what we can do, the devil won’t be able to defeat us.
In 1 Corinthians 15:57 we read:
But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
In 2 Corinthians 2:14 we read:
Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.
The word of God is our weapon. The devil has been defeated and we exercise his defeat with the Word of God (Revelation 12:11). The devils’ only weapon is deception. The devil plays on our ignorance and our lack of knowledge to God’s Word. As long as we know the Word of God and use God’s Word, we cannot be deceived, if we can’t be deceived we can’t be defeated (II Corinthians 2:11)
As we close, remember David. He was in a battle and he didn’t equip himself with physical armor. He put on his spiritual armor, he used his faith in God and won a physical battle with a spiritual mindset (I Samuel 17:34-40). Remember you only lose when you quit believing (Mark 5:36, 9:23). We were created to dominate the circumstances of life, let’s BOLDLY speak God’s Word and show the world a life of victory in the earth. Amen!! Living In Victory Through Jesus Christ OurLord !
Pastor Jimmy Brackeen