Never give satan a chance-Part2
Giving thanks unto the Father… Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness … (Colossians 1:12-13).
If, for instance, the devil appeared to you tonight, and said, “I’m going to kill you,”
What would your response be? Some Christians may start running from one “prayer house” to another, seeking help or “deliverance.” But I tell you what to do: laugh him to scorn and go to sleep!
You don’t have to lose sleep over an enemy who already knows he’s defeated and has no power, but preys on people’s ignorance and fears. That’s Satan; he’s been defeated. You’re superior to him, even if you only gave your life to Christ a few minutes ago.
You’re now one with Christ, seated in His place of victory over the world, the flesh and the devil. No Christian needs deliverance from the devil. The Bible says, “Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow…” (Philippians 2:9-10).
How can you be afraid of the devil when you have, and live in, the Name of Jesus, the Name that’s above every name! In Mark 16:17, Jesus said, “…In my name shall they cast out devils….” He was talking about you. He gave you the power to CAST OUT devils! Don’t give the devil a chance. If he manifests anywhere around you, cast him out.
He may try to bring negative thoughts to your mind to cause fear; reject them. Part of his subterfuge is to bring thoughts of fear to your mind, and the more you ponder on those negative thoughts, the more you inadvertently give him space in your life. That’s why the Bible says, “Keep thy heart with all diligence…” (Proverbs 4:23).
Guard your heart against fear and unbelief, because those are Satan’s materials and weapons. Spend time to listen to the Word of God and activate your faith strong. Arm yourself with the Word. With the Word in your heart and on your lips, you’ll forever be indomitable.
The greater One lives in me. I live in and by the Name of Jesus, taking the shield of faith to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. The Word of God—the sword of the Spirit—proceeds from my mouth, dislodging anything that’s of the devil around me and in my sphere of contact. Satan has nothing in me! Glory to God!
For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him (2 Corinthians 5:21).
A New Life Of Righteousness: When a man receives Christ, he receives a new life; he’s as one who never existed before: a new creation in Christ. This new life is the life of righteousness; superior to sin, the devil, death, and hell. This new life is the reason you can live a righteous life.
The reason men sin is that they have the nature of sin. That nature is supplanted by God’s nature of righteousness when a man is born again. It wasn’t just a mere change that took place in you when you were born again; it was an actual replacement or supplanting of the life and nature of sin by the life of righteousness.
Real Christianity isn’t the inclusion or impartation of another nature, but an actual recreation of the human spirit by God. You’ve come alive to God through the new birth. Thus, it’s natural for you to live right and fulfil the will of the Father.
Religion teaches that if a man would live right, then God would qualify him to be a righteous person, but that’s a contradiction.
No one can live righteously until He’s first made righteous by God. God’s righteousness in your spirit is what gives you the ability to live right. Hence, in Christianity, what God does is to first make you righteous, before He’d be justified to expect you to live right.
The Bible says Jesus Christ died on account of our offenses and was raised back to life for our justification (Romans 4:25). Justification means to be declared righteous. Blessed Be God! I’m born of God and have His nature of righteousness in my Spirit. As Jesus is, in His glory and righteousness, so am I in this world.
I’ve been born into a newness of life; I’m the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus, called into the fellowship of the God kind. Hallelujah!
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