We have been studying that God has given His people spiritual authority and dominion over this world’s system. Now let’s discuss how to use that authority.
1 Peter 5:8-9 (KJV) 8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the w
As you are well aware, we have an adversary, the devil, who is out to steal, kill, and destroy everything he can. [John 10:10] But he can’t unless he gets our cooperation. What? You say, “How can that be? I don’t cooperate with the enemy!” Oh, but you do. It can be through ignorance or sin or deliberately disobeying God. This opens the door for the enemy to come right in and wreak havoc in your life. So what are we to do? Keep the door shut!
Brothers and sisters, we have to, on purpose, be vigilant to watch and guard our lives 24/7 because the devil and his henchmen don’t sleep. They’re out to do damage wherever they get an opening. Don’t give it to them. And how do we do this? Read on.
One of the main inroads satan has into our lives is through fear, strife and unbelief, which includes worry, one of the biggest inroads to your destruction! He needles us to get us to strive with each other and worry about everything there is to worry about and then he lowers the boom to destroy us. We can’t afford to contend with each other and worry about everything that comes against us. We must guard against it daily, even hour by hour if need be.
Strife opens the door to untold illnesses and physical problems. The medical field even agrees with this. Plus worry is fear and it will cut off your faith so that you have no defense. Worry actually is not trusting God!
Cast your cares onto the Lord because He is equipped to deal with them perfectly. And stay in peace!
John 14:27 (KJV) 27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Romans 12:18 (KJV) 18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
Jesus gave us His peace which passes all human understanding. Paul exhorts us to live peaceably with everyone, which goes to show us that it is entirely possibly to live in peace and avoid strife. But we have our part to do. We must exercise our faith and take our stand against every wicked thought the enemy brings against us and cast them down and stay in peace toward one another. We can do it! You can do it!
1 Peter 5:7(KJV) 7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
2 Corinthians 10:5 (KJV) 5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
Continued next time — Pamela