1 Peter 5:8
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Overcoming: Knowing The Truth
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As a Christian we’re all tasked by Jesus to overcome. Not just our own sins but the sins of others that cause so many of the stresses of this world. The only way to do this is by faith. Remember in Mark 9, the report of a man’s son with a dumb spirit that the disciples couldn’t cast out? It made him foam at the mouth and tossed him many times into fires or into waters to destroy him.
Jesus scolded the disciples calling them“a faithless generation”, then said bring him over I’ll take care of it.
You can imagine the chaotic scene. The kids probabling acting up, the Great Physician is diagnosing the situation asking Dad, “How long has he been this way? Then instructs“If thous canst believe, all things are possible to to him that believeth” Instantly, with faith and tears years of suffering are over.
Who do you identity with in this 2000 year old news report? Have you considered the story is about you, and you just might be the son. How many times has your mouth foamed with less then kind words? How many times have you found yourself tossed in the fire or into deep waters without knowing how you got there?
Looking at the New Testament many miracles involved casting out demons. The fact is the“Adversary of you soul” is real. Don’t dwell on it but realize the conditions of sinful behavior, both yours and others, are being influenced by a real and dangerous outside force.
So don’t be tricked and put all of the blame on others or yourself. “Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour” 1 Peter 5:8 NIV
Pray for mercy and forgiveness, and that it be the will of God that the Holy Spirit dwell in you. Then bless your enemies. Ask God if he will let you see them and feel about them they way he does.
Remember who your Father really is:
“And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. 23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. 24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them..”
Now do your part and Love and Obey your Heavenly Father and Repent ! CLICK for Over Coming Part 2