More Than Conquerors
I'm so sick of hearing about how the enemy is intimidating the Bride of Christ! I hear some even say that they are tired of the fight, they are turning from God and surrendering to him. That makes me sick! It's as if they believe that all of their struggles were caused by God and they find rest by yielding to the very one that has caused all of the trouble in their lives. It's the thief that comes to steal, kill and destroy, but Jesus came to give us abundant life!
Yes, it's true that for awhile the battles may cease as we are no longer serving God, but that's because we're no longer a threat! Once the enemy has you under his control, he will use you and eventually destroy your life. It's a trap that too many are falling into.
God does use the trials to strengthen our faith, draw us closer to Him and effectively make us more pliable and usable to touch and change the world around us. The key here is that God USES the trials, He doesn't cause them. He's a GOOD Father who loves His children more than the best earthly father could ever dream of. As a good Father, we can trust that whatever the trial, we are not in it alone. We will learn and grow in the midst of it and we will come out on the other side VICTORIOUS! IF WE DO NOT GIVE UP!
There's nothing to gain from going to the enemy's camp, but everything to gain by staying close to Jesus and trusting His Word as the only truth in the matter! The final word is not what our bodies are telling us, the doctors report, the amount of money in the bank, our jobs, relationships or what the circumstances suggest. Truth is ONLY found in God's Word and we trust Him and believe it, even against all opposition from hell!
Stop agreeing with the devil and begin to learn the scriptures that apply to your situation and agree with God's Word! If He says that by Christ stripes you are healed! Believe HIM! If He says that you are more than a conqueror in EVERY area of your life and EVERY battle against the enemy, BELIEVE HIM! You are deeply loved and cared for. Just seek, trust and believe HIM!
The current circumstances may feel painful and difficult, but as you stay focused in Jesus He will lead you to the other side!
1 Peter 5:10 (TPT) And then, after your brief suffering, the God of all loving grace, who has called you to share in his eternal glory in Christ, will personally and powerfully restore you and make you stronger than ever. Yes, he will set you firmly in place and build you up.
Romans 8:35-39 (VOICE) 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 Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.” Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who 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 created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
John 10:10 (NKJV) 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.
Proverbs 3:5-6 (TPT) Trust in the Lord completely, and do not rely on your own opinions. With all your heart rely on Him to guide you, and He will lead you in every decision you make. Become intimate with Him in whatever you do, and He will lead you wherever you go.
Luke 9:1-2 (KJV) Then He called His twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases. And He sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.