We are in a spiritual war. The battle lines are drawn. Sides have been chosen. The forces of good and evil collide in a furious battle for the souls of men. Are you prepared? Learn how to put on the whole armor of God.
Soldiers going into battle wear specific and important gear. Armor and weapons are directly related to life expectancy in battle.
God has given us special armor to wear as we battle for Him.
Every day, there is a spiritual war raging around us. God’s people are not spectators watching the battle from a safe distance.
Bullets are whizzing by our heads. Traps are laid for our destruction. The enemy advances upon our position. One wrong move and we can become a casualty of this spiritual war.
This may not make sense to you as you read it. You are reading this in relative comfort. You don’t hear gunshots or see the enemy so you feel safe.
You are not…
This warfare takes place on a spiritual plane that can only be seen with eyes of faith. The evidence of carnage surrounds us, yet is often explained away.
You can be successful in this war, but you must do these two things:
The Bible can encourage your heart and empower your life. What verses inspire you to overcome challenges and triumph over the world? Every Christian should know these powerful Bible verses about victory.
Our God is victorious. He always wins. He has never lost a battle. He has no equal to challenge His sovereignty.
Although we know this truth by the fact of history and the choice of faith, our experience in this life can make it seem like we are losing at times. Our limited perspective can create doubt and discouragement.
Allow me to encourage you in the Lord. If you are born again, you are on the winning side! God has revealed the last chapter of history. There is no doubt of how the future will end. God and His people are victorious!
Do you get discouraged by the craziness in the world? These simple but powerful truths will help you rise above it all and live for God.
Micah was a Judean prophet from the Southwest of Israel. He prophesied during the reigns of three kings – Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah.
Jotham was a good king, but did not remove the idolatrous high places.
Ahaz was a wicked king with a pro-Assyrian foreign policy. The Northern Kingdom was taken captive during his reign.
Hezekiah was a good king for most of his reign. His anti-Assyrian policies led to the siege of Jerusalem by Sennacherib.
Those were difficult days for the common people in Judea. They were harassed by the enemy, exploited by the rich (2:1-13), taken advantage of by their rulers (3:1-4), and distracted by the message of false prophets (3:5-8).
The key verse in this book is Micah 6:8.
Micah 6:8 “He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; And what doth the Lord require of thee, But to do justly, and to love mercy, And to walk humbly with thy God?”
There were many reasons for the people of God to be discouraged, angry, depressed. Micah was encouraging the people to rise above the drama of the day.
How would you define success? It is vital that you adopt the Biblical definition. Without it, you are wide open to Satanic attack. If you can’t define true success, you can’t achieve it!
Joshua 1:8“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”
Everyone wants to be successful. No one is born desiring to be a failure. When asked what they want to be when they grow up, children don’t say, “I want to be unsuccessful!” They usually dream of meaningful careers like a fireman, policeman, doctor, lawyer, businessman, superhero, etc.
Thoughts of success usually include money, influence, fame, or transformation.
What do you imagine when you think of success? An executive in an expensive suit working in corporate America? A large ministry with a national platform? Someone who owns their own business making tons of money? A large, expensive home? A few high-end cars sitting in the driveway? Large numbers of people who adore you?
These are the typical images of success. These earthly ideas of success are imprinted on us from birth.
They are NOT Biblical success. We must reject these carnal ideas of success and search the answer in God’s Word. Why?
Jesus is the Saviour and the Destroyer. He won the victory so you can defeat temptation.
1 John 3:8 “He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.”
This powerful verse reminds us that believers are not followers of the devil. We are born of God. The Son of God came to destroy the works of the Devil. Are you part of the world Jesus came to destroy or part of the Kingdom He is building?
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