For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds, [Inasmuch as we] refute arguments and theories and reasonings and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One)(2 Corinthians 10:4-5 AMP)
We are engaged in a battle, but we are not fighting against people (flesh and blood). We are fighting against forces and authorities, and against rulers of darkness and powers in the heavenlies. Satan is our enemy. Continue reading →
“And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father” (Galatians 4:6)
“…wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence” (Acts 1:4-5)
The Holy Spirit, who is the Spirit of God, is a promise from God, our Heavenly Father, to all who have been genuinely born from above. He comes to live within you and to give you eternal life. Continue reading →
“For we are the sweet fragrance of Christ [which exhales] unto God, [discernable alike] among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing” (2 Corinthians 2:15)
2 Corinthians 2:15 tells us that all believers in Christ Jesus are like a sweet perfume, a sweet smell of Christ, whose fragrance others, both saved and unsaved, cannot help noticing. This fragrance, however, affects people differently. It is perceived differently by those being saved and those perishing. Continue reading →
“Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life” (Romans 6:4).
So often we, as believers, forget the awesome work Jesus Christ did for us on the cross. In Christ is the newness of life. We are “a new creation…all things have become new”(2 Corinthians 5:17), and so we were instructed to walk in the newness of life. Our old man was crucified with Christ and the life which we now live in the flesh, we live by faith in the Son of God, who loved us and gave Himself for us (Galatians 2:20).