The Spirit of God Indwells you…

The spirit of Pride and Satan… Very strong adversaries…Only the power of the Holy Spirit from God can give us victory… Make no mistake about it friends.. we’re in a blood battle… It’s a blood battle… Raging all around us.. you may or may not be aware of it …you may think it’s something else… I’ll say it again …it’s the age-old battle between Satan and Jesus… Satan is the spirit of sin and death… Jesus is the author of life …The Giver of Life… He is the light of every person that’s ever lived… Only God through the Holy Spirit… Working through you …to enable you to please God… Don’t try to do it in your own strength ..you’ll get your butt kick kicked… We are no match for the Spiritual Beings… the spiritual dimensions… Spiritual strongholds… These spiritual entities are super creatures… Our current state.. Flesh Blood and Bone is no match…”we are to work out our salvation”… This doesn’t mean work…FOR… your salvation… Salvation is a free gift… I think of the fact That it’s a free gift… is a stumbling block for a lot of people… We think we can earn our way …most of the other non-Christian religions are work-oriented …balancing the scales or tipping them to the good side… To “work out your salvation” means to work your Christian life experience… To its completion… To lay hold of the plan that God has for you… In Greek you’ll find that this means…”to bring to an ultimate conclusion”… Now please look at Ephesians 2: 8 through 10… Paraphrased: saved through faith.. not of yourselves ..it’s a gift of God… not as a result of Works.. nobody should boast.. we are God’s workmanship… created in Christ Jesus for good works …which God prepared beforehand …that we should walk in them… I think scripture teaches 3 “works”… The first one is salvation… God through Jesus accomplished this work at the cross… John 17:4…………”I glorified you on Earth having accomplished the work which you have given me to do”…(Jesus talking)… Everything else done in your life is based on the finished work of Christ… Scripture teaches work as sanctification… Which means “set aside”.. the work God does in you…2 Peter 3:18… We are to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ… Scripture teaches the third work as service… What that God does through you… Tasks and missions he has prepared for you… We don’t have to make up things… He wants to do things to glorify his name… We can find confirmation and Romans 12 1 & 2… Paraphrased: scripture urges us by the mercies of God to present our bodies as a living holy sacrifice acceptable to God… It’s a tough task.. but do not be conformed to this world… Be transformed by the renewing of your mind.. so you may prove what the will of God is… That which is acceptable and perfect….. Note: the word perfect here means…. Mature… Rest assured if you find yourself in this spiritual battle you are going to be attacked… Pushed to your very limits… I’ve personally been attacked in every way imaginable… Simply because of my testimony… Attacked in my sleep to the point of what I thought was death… Attacked in my relationships through misunderstandings… Attacked in my health… A current ongoing battle… Attacked in my finances… But as Elton John so wonderful he said…”I’m still standing”… But it’s only by the strength of God… Or I’m sure I would already be dead… Dead in this flesh life that is… I can’t prove anything to you… I can only tell you what God’s done in and through me… I’m probably most likely to be compared to Peter… He was always there but he was almost always screwing up… But God still used him and loves him… Just like he loves you…

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