Thursday, October 27, 2016
A simple reminder from God’s Word this morning.
James 4:4 Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
Examine your life, are you more like the world or more like Christ? God speaks to us very plainly in the verse above...we are either a friend with God or a friend with the world. I don’t see wiggle room for both. Better think where your are in life!
Here is a great friend verse:
John 15:15 No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.
Glad I got Jesus as my friend! How about you?
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
As we continue to grow in holiness falling Jesus we must remember what Jesus told us:
Mark 14:38 Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
We naturally have our fleshly desires that we battle with everyday. So we must battle! Be on the lookout for the sins that early snare us and run from them. Pray for strength to overcome them by the power of the Holy Spirit. It CAN be done! Here is how it is done:
Galatians 5:24 And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
The flesh has been defeated! By Jesus, so let’s live the victorious life!
Thank you Jesus for providing the victory for us!
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Naturally I don’t like to fight but as a follower of Christ I don’t have a choice! We are in a battle everyday called spiritual warfare. The devil is out to destroy us:
John 10:10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
As you can see we are in a fight against the devil! There is no option for the follower of Christ. Paul also urges us on here:
1 Timothy 6:12a Fight the good fight of faith,
Spiritual warfare is man’s most important battle as it has eternal consequences!!! We must fight!
So fight my brothers and sisters!