12th December 2016

Protect Yourself Spiritually

Protect Yourself Spiritually

 

He will… oppress the… people of the Most High… Daniel 7:2525 He will defy the Most High and oppress the holy people of the Most High. He will try to change their sacred festivals and laws, and they will be placed under his control for a time, times, and half a time.

Satan uses two strategies.

First, ‘he will defy the Most High.’ Satan will always attack God’s plan, God’s principles and God’s people, so be on guard!

Second, ‘he will… oppress the… people of the Most High.’ Weariness is a weapon Satan will use against you. When you’re worn out, you’re vulnerable. At that point temptation can lead to compromise, compromise to indulgence, and indulgence to defeat. ‘…make no provision for the fleshRomans 13:1414 Instead, clothe yourself with the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. And don’t let yourself think about ways to indulge your evil desires. Don’t give Satan an inch or he will take a mile. Your mind is where the real attack takes place.The Bible warns you to be careful, Hebrews 12:3Think of all the hostility he endured from sinful people;[a] then you won’t become weary and give up.‘Satan will wear you down in order to wipe you out, so you must take time to replenish your strength in God’s presence. It’s easy to get caught up in the work of the Lord, and not spend time with the Lord of the work. Jesus said, Matthew 11:28-3028 Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.29 Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.30 For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”

When you commit yourself to doing God’s will, God’s way, in God’s strength, you don’t wear out. You’re fulfilled, you stay in balance, and you overcome the stress and anxiety of this world. And that’s how God wants you to live.

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