Press On 7-21-14

SusanMarie/ July 21, 2014/ Uncategorized

Have you ever felt as if the enemy is tryig to dissuade you, distract you, or keep you from persuing that which you know is your innevitable and assured future. You are called to be unshakable, immovable, settled in the spirit, with the fullest assurance of confidence
trusting that God is able to deliver you as well as Deliver to you, all that is required!

The enemy will try to distract you. How do we know this? Well, did he not attempt to do this to Jesus, he went so far as to tempt him when he was in the wilderness. Are we not in the wilderness, on a mission, strangers in a foreign land?! Yes, we are!

Just as Jesus did, we need to respond back with the words that Christ Did, the Holy Word of God. “…Get behind me, Satan! You are an offense to me  for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.”(Matthew 16:23)”  It is written, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.”(Matthew 4:4) Away with you, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.”…(Matthew 4:10 ) We need to have the MIND of Christ, which He says he will give to us! All we need do is ask and receive! 1 Corinthians 2:16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ. 

Dealing with the enemy?! Well dont forget, He is under our Authority, this was secured and issued to us by Jesus through His work on the cross. We should respond back with similar words that Jesus used to thwart and crush the enemy. We must be firmly fixed and deliver our promises to the spoken and the audible (afterall, the enemy is the prince of this air, BUT our heavenly father is the Alpha and the Omega, and Jesus, the KING of all, His word supercedes the air that might carry it)

We have to remember (as a dear Sister in Christ reminded me last night) we are actively enrolled in a battle here, we are soldiers for the LORD! Never forget you have a mission, a purpose and have everything you need (at your disposal) do not set your armour down. Bind the word of the Lord upon Your heart, they will be like arrows stored in your quiver!

Deuteronomy 11:18 Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes.

1 Peter 2:11-1211 Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires,which wage war against your soul. 12 Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify Godon the day he visits us.

Psalm 127:5 Happy is the man that has his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.

2 Timothy 2 English Standard Version (ESV)

A Good Soldier of Christ Jesus

You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men[a]who will be able to teach others also. Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him. An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. It is the hard-working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops.Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.
Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David, as preached in my gospel, for which I am suffering, bound with chains as a criminal. But the word of God is not bound! 10 Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. 11 The saying istrustworthy, for:
If we have died with him, we will also live with him;
12 if we endure, we will also reign with him;
if we deny him, he also will deny us;
13 if we are faithless, he remains faithful—

for he cannot deny himself.

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