This Week's Pastor's Corner

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Week of January 23, 2022 

In 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 the Apostle Paul wrote, “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;.” (KJV)

As I read that passage, I wondered what weapons does the enemy have? His main one is deception. He has to deceive you

first before he can defeat you. And he will do that by trying to convince you through his lies to drop your weapons and run. He will use some very deceptive words to convince you that you can’t win whatever struggle you are facing. 2 Corinthians 2:11 tells us, “Lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices.” We need to understand that we have all the tools we need to defeat the devil. We have the armor of God (see Ephesians 6), the powerful name of Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Yet the enemy will try to come to us with his lies and say things like, “You’ll never make it. You’ll always be a failure. I’m gonna take everything you have.”

God has already equipped us to walk in victory in every area of our lives. Our enemy is already a defeated foe. Jesus has already beaten him at Calvary. Let me tell you something. The storms you may be experiencing in your life right now could very well be at their end. The enemy will do anything and everything he can to deceive you and distract you. He’s going to do whatever he can do to try to get you to panic. And lose your focus. Remember, the Lord has gotten you out of seemingly impossible situations before, and He’ll get you out again! Don’t give place to the devil. Do not fear, because God is on your side. Romans 8:31 tells us, “If God be for us who can be against us?” And remember that greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world! You are destined to be more than a conqueror in every situation!

 

Until Next Week -

Pastor Dave