Saturday, February 1, 2014

Faith Is The Victory That Overcomes The World! Going For The Gold for God

In the spirit of the Olympics; many have trained and anticipated their moment for years. These have worked extremely hard. All of the hard work and effort has paid off and they are ready to compete. These have subjected their bodies under strict disciple with one goal and one prise in their vision, the gold medal.
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Daily bombardments from the world rattle and destroy the faith of the men and women of God. It is sad to say that many are now shipwrecked on the rocks of unbelief and self-pity. Satan in his attempt to overrule truth (reality), absolutes and the Eternal Person of God seeks to destroy the love and dedication of God's children. The Bible states: "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour" (1 Peter 5:8), and: "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places" (Ephesians 6:12).

Stay prepared... so that you are always prepared!

The truth of the matter is that we are in a Great Spiritual War for the hearts, souls and minds of men. Many are oblivious to this fact. Satan, in his rebellion against Almighty God, seeks the ruin and destruction of anyone that practices the absolute truths of the Creator and His Word.

There is adversity upon adversity, calamity upon calamity in this fallen world. There is no peace, no Utopia. To think otherwise is a delusion and a lie. Be not deceived! This is not our home. Jesus said, "These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world (John 16:33), and: exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God" (Acts 14:22). The good news is that Christ will set up His Kingdom at His Second Coming to earth and establish His kingdom in righteousness (perfection). Then - and only then - will there be world peace.

As we wait for His soon coming, looking into God’s Holy Word, the Bible repeatedly speaks of His great love for us. God's love, as defined therein, wants only the highest and best for the object of His love. The highest and best is the person of God and His will and way for each individual. God, who is infinite, gives all of His Eternal Person to finite man.

David stated; "What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour" (Psalm 8:4,5),

"Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered" (Psalm 40:5).

"Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 8:35-39),

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life" (John 3:16).
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"God loves you!!! Don't let your own heart or Satan tell you otherwise!
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Passing through trials and adversities, it might seem to some that God is our enemy and that He doesn't care. Oh Beloved, this could not be further from the truth. Satan the slanderer loves it when we are deceived into thinking and believing this. But by faith in God and His Word, we can defeat this strategy of the enemy of our souls. The Bible states: "For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?" (1 John 5:4,5).

The victory is gained when a person puts his or her faith and trust in The Person of Almighty God. As believers in Christ, we can by faith get through the adversity and calamity that comes our way, knowing that God indeed loves us and has a plan to make us winners, not losers. Listen to this promise: "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose" (Romans 8:26). God has a wonderful plan for you!

In these last days may we be strong and of good courage and have faith in Almighty God. May we see - with the eyes of faith - past this physical world into the very throne room of Heaven, and be more than a Conqueror in Christ.

'Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place" (2 Cor. 2:14).

Remember, Beloved: "Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you [i.e., Christ], than he that is in the world" [i.e., Satan and his minions] (1 John 4:4).

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.

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5 comments:

Jennifer Legate said...

Needed to read this today. Thank you!

The Ignorant Fishermen said...

Jen, The victory is yours in Christ my sister!

God speed!
David

klausmkl@gmail.com said...

There is no political solution for a spiritual problem. Yeshua is coming, his face appears in Milky way star system more and more ,its getting close now ,excellent article

The Ignorant Fishermen said...

Indeed my friend!

He is at hand!

David

Anonymous said...

With God,All Things Are Truly Possible and God is Enthroned Forever.