Resist the devil and he will flee. Do not fear the devil because the Bible never instructed you to fear the devil, rather fear God and resist the devil. Keep on celebrating Christ and rejoice in the Lord always. Put on the complete armor of God and pray without ceasing. Thank God in all circumstances and crucify your flesh by the Holy Spirit. Focus on God and constantly magnify Him and His ability to heal, restore, renew, replenish, revive, rejuvenate, revitalize and deliver. See the greatness of God and the littleness of your problem. Flee every appearance of evil and always keep your hands clean. Be as wise as a serpent and as innocent as a dove. These are the practical way of resisting the devil.
Be humble. God loves humility. He gives grace to the humble, and lifts them up. Crucify pride in your life today. Jesus said that we should learn of Him because He is humble and gentle in spirit. Gentleness is a fruit of the Holy Spirit.
Grace is the only road to the heartbeat of God and Jesus is the grace of God. This Scripture tells us that God gives grace to the humble. Pride is what is keeping a lot of people in spiritual defeat and failure. Anytime you refuse to pray and ask God for grace and wisdom, that is pride and that is the root cause of most of our struggles. The flesh keeps struggling and struggling instead of depending on the grace of God and praying for grace. It is only by the power of the Holy Spirit that we can crucify the flesh. We need help and the Holy Spirit is our helper. If we could do it on our own without the Holy Spirit, God would not have sent the Holy Spirit.
Run to God for grace and help today, in humility. It is only through humility that we can have victory over the flesh and the devil,
You are justified by your faith and your works. Let your works become complete in the sight of God. You are justified by faith and by works. That’s what the Bible says. In Revelation 3 Jesus said, ” I have not found your works complete in the sight of God. Make sure that you work according to God’s plan and purpose for your life and follow the instructions in the Bible. That is the only way that you can prove that you love God. Jesus said, “if you love me, you will obey my commands.”
So faith works by love and through love. Love is an expression and demonstration of faith . Faith propels us to act, it does not make us lazy, idle, and fruitless. God wants you to bear all the fruit of the Holy Spirit by your faith in Him.
May grace, mercy and peace be yours in full measure. 🙏
When walking with God, you need to concentrate on positioning yourself for victory and success instead of focusing on the enemy or your problem. The truth is that the battle is the Lord’s. He is the one that will fight for you so all you need to do is position yourself in prayer, praise, faith, thanksgiving prayer and persevere.
Do not fear or be dismayed and do not be anxious but present your petition to God with thanksgiving not worry and fear. Rejoice in the Lord and simply cast your cares and burdens on God who cares for you.
Righteousness shall be the belt of His loins, And faithfulness the belt of His waist. Isaiah 11:5 NKJV
The right spiritual passion is passion, thirst and hunger for the word of God and righteousness.
Constant desire for the will of God, righteousness and obedience will mean that you have put things in the right perspective and focus. Walking in the right focus, order and perspective will lead to bearing fruits even to a hundredfold!
May we always hunger and thirst for righteousness.
We often depend on ourselves when all we need to do is depend on God for more grace and help. God knows our weaknesses, struggles, failures, pains and disappointments. He is our comforter, and ardently wants to help us by giving us all the grace that we need for this present life.
Our flesh and the distractions of this world deter us and imprison us in a world of self struggle and self dependence. We must struggle against sin, but not by our own power. Our struggle must be done with the help of the Holy Spirit. He is our helper and comforter, so we need to give Him His place in our lives in total and absolute surrender.
“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” Matthew 6:24
Choose today between God and money. Are you seeking God or prosperity? If your constant desire is money, fame, power and prosperity, then you are worshiping mammon and idols, and if your constant desire is the will of God, holiness, the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, then you are worshiping God. You cannot serve both God and money.
Know one thing – God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him, and you will never regret, if you are seeking God instead of prosperity. He will add all these things, including money to you. Have the right focus!
People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people. 2 Timothy 3:2-5
The power of God is rooted in holiness, prayer and worship. Faith is what binds all three together. Any faith that does not manifest holiness, prayer and worship is not faith but a form of godliness that actually denies the power of the gospel. Holiness itself is all about submission to the word and will of God. Faith is all about believing and obeying.
You must believe that the blood of Jesus redeemed you and ushered you into a covenant relationship with God. You must believe that your past forsaken sins are cancelled and you must wait upon the Lord and seek Him for restoration, transformation and renewal. You must also obey the new covenant by submission, prayer and worship.
Without believing, there is no relationship and without submission, prayer and worship your relationship is dead even when you claim to believe. Any one who believes must behave like a believer and anyone who has received the love and mercy of God must show love and mercy to others. There is no short cut.
You say you have faith, for you believe that there is one God. Good for you! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror. James 2:19
Actions will always prove the faith of a true child of God but faith without actions will always be dead faith. A faith without life. Some murderers, kidnappers and terrorist go to Church and confess Christ and the gospel just to deceive othersbut does that mean that they are believers? Demons believe in God but they don’t obey God so are they believers? True believers are those who do not deny the power of the gospel and false believers are those who have a form of godliness but in their actions and practices deny the power of the gospel. They are the fakes and the hypocrites. Not everyone that confesses Christ is of Christ and by their fruits you can easily detect them.
Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep but are really vicious wolves. You can identify them by their fruit, that is, by the way they act. Can you pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? A good tree produces good fruit, and a bad tree produces bad fruit. A good tree can’t produce bad fruit, and a bad tree can’t produce good fruit. So every tree that does not produce good fruit is chopped down and thrown into the fire. Yes, just as you can identify a tree by its fruit, so you can identify people by their actions. Matthew 7￼: 15-20
Also beware of false believers. If you take a look at the lives of Jesus and Paul, they were submissive to the word and will of God. In fact, Jesus Himself is the word of God, so He was in complete union with the word and will of God. He was also completely led by the voice and direction of the Holy Spirit and He obeyed the instructions that He got from the Holy Spirit. He knew the secret of the Spirit and the word. Jesus was full of worship and thanksgiving and He always set aside time to pray and seek His Fathers face. He mostly prayed at night and there is a reason why – night prayers are more effective. These were the roots of His success. By His actions, He never denied the power of the gospel that is why He manifested the power of God.
Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter. Matthew 7:21
All the faith doctrines you hear nowadays that are rooted in lust, self worship, human exaltation and the flesh are not the type of faith doctrines that Jesus and Paul preached and practiced. There is a false faith and a true faith. There is the real faith and a fake faith message. The true one glorifies Christ, His word, His Spirit, His blood, His sacrifice and His ways. The false ones glorify self and relegate the grace and power of God to nothing. Those ones will never attribute help and power to the grace of God. Beware! Power belongs to God and you can never control God.
Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you–unless, of course, you fail the test? 2 Corinthians 13:5
In order to keep Satan from getting the upper hand over us; for we know what his plans are.2 Corinthians 2:11
And do not give the devil a foothold. Ephesians 4:27
Always compare your doctrines and actions with the requirements of God. Test yourself to see if you are really in the faith because the heart of man is completely deceptive. Self deception happens everyday without the victims awareness. It is the work of the devil but if you don’t cooperate with the devil, he will not have an upper hand over you.
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; (1 Peter 2:9 NKJV)
Redeemed, set apart, chosen, holy, consecrated and royal – that is what you are.
If you are still dining and dancing with sin, cuddling it and romancing it, then you have lost your bearing. The truth is that you are royal and special. You are not ordinary or common.
You were created to live above sin and the blood of Jesus has made it possible. The blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sin and gives us the ability and grace to live above sin. The blood of Jesus also set us free from past sins that have been forgiven. Our punishments were canceled by the blood of Jesus.
Glory to God who made us chosen, redeemed, free, forgiven, royal, holy people. Thank you Jesus for loving us so much. May great grace be upon us in Jesus name.