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 →
At the most we are not all aware that the Devil has conjure up a plan to trap us and to put us at odd with God. However, if we search the scriptures we would realize that the Devil has an ultimate plan that we have got to neutralize.
The scriptures highlighted Job’s relationship with God as a man who was perfect and upright and one who feared God and hated evil (Job 1:1). Central to his belief was the fear of God and not wanting to curse God in any way shape or form, not himself, his wife nor his children. He was so conscious of this that after his children feasted he would send and sanctify them, and offer burnt sacrifices to God for them (Job 1:5). This he did continually as his role as shepherd of his family. Continue reading →
LET EVERY person be loyally subject to the governing (civil) authorities. For there is no authority except from God [by His permission, His sanction], and those that exist do so by God’s appointment (Romans 13:1 AMP)
Paul clearly states in Romans 13:1 that only God can give authority to anyone, and so “EVERY person” (all believers) is obligated to be subject to the governing authorities. God Himself put these rulers in their places of power. They are there by God’s appointment.
He went on to say in verse 2 that those who disobey or rebels against the authorities are disobeying and rebelling against what God has ordained, and they will be punished. Continue reading →
I place all my trust and confidence in the Lord and I put no confidence in the flesh – I declare myself to be dependent upon God. I know that I cannot save myself, nor set myself free by my own efforts and resources. I know that apart from Christ I can do nothing. I know that all temptation is an attempt to get me to live my life independently from God, but God has provided a way of escape.
I consciously and deliberately choose to submit to God and resist the devil by denying myself, picking up my cross daily and following Jesus. I know that my soul was not designed by God to function as master. I know that rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and insubordination is an iniquity and idolatry.
Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway (Philippians 3:14) .
The current Berlin World Championships has brought much media attention worldwide highlighting the interest of all countries of the world. Athletes from over two hundred countries are competing in one of the largest sporting events in the world at the highest level of Continue reading →
“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he”(Proverbs 23:7)
The Word of God says that we are what we think in our hearts. Our character, how we see ourselves, how others see us, our victories and failures are not a result of chance or favor, but a result of our thought lives. Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bad fruit (Matthew 7:17). Continue reading →