Monday, August 6, 2012

Activate the power!

There is power in the name of Jesus...

That statement to those who don't have a relationship with Jesus is only a sentence they read and yet do not understand.  Then there are those who believe in Jesus but still don't believe they have the power of God within them.  I hope after you read this your thoughts will turn to the thoughts God has for you.

It is so hard to block out the thoughts of the enemy.  The constant tape recorder or ipod (for those not raised in the 70's & 80's) that is playing over and over again your past faults, how you perceive yourself, what others say about you and how you don't measure up to society.  Those are the lies that satan wants you to dwell on to repeat over in your mind until it sinks into your soul and hooks you into a bondage that you struggle to get out of.  That is the place where satan wants you so that you do not have the power that is offered to you through Jesus Christ.  Condemnation is not from the Lord, condemnation is from the enemy.  Do we slip up and sin yes, we are not perfect.  Can we ask for forgiveness, YES!  Do we have to keep asking, asking and asking for forgiveness, nope.  Jesus forgives and forgets. We don't have to earn it by good behavior or being nice to someone we just come to him ask and he forgives.  The hard part sometimes is forgiving ourselves.  Don't let satan choke God's favor out of you.  You have been redeemed!  You have been paid for already by Jesus on the cross.  You have freedom in Jesus.  In that freedom is where you activate the power of God.   Whatever your circumstance, there is power in the name of Jesus.  Get your mind on the thoughts of God.  Say his promises out loud.  Isaiah 26:3, You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you ; All these blessings shall come upon you and over take you Deuteronomy 28:22; Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable Philippians 4:8.  Write them on note cards stick them up around your home.

I have personally been in those deep dark places where it is not fun to go to.  I know the life of depression, no self esteem, doubt, rejection, anger, hurt, illness.  He comes against those who he fears the most because we are telling others about Jesus and the life that they can have now.  Satan hates that.  He doesn't like us to have progress but he wants us to regress. When the enemy tries to get in your face say out loud or quietly inside your spirit, " I am the head and not the tail"  satan has already been squashed when Jesus died on the cross he does not have the power.  You have the power through Jesus living within you, not superhero power or genie power that is not what I mean but power where you don't live in fear, worry, doubt, confusion, suffering.  The holy spirit came to be our helper he is here to help you.  Call upon his name and he will answer.  You can read scriptures in the bible and claim them for you because they are for you.  The bible was written for you and for me.  That is our guide on how we are to live and what God has for us.  Spend time with God and see what he has for you.  I know it will be far more then you ever hoped for...

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