Skip to comments.Don't Be A Victim, Be Jesus' Victor!
Posted on 06/04/2020 6:30:04 AM PDT by The Ignorant Fisherman
Beloved, daily bombardments from this demonic world seek to rattle and destroy the faith of the men and women of Almighty God (John 16:33; Eph. 6:10-12, 1 Peter 5:8). It is so easy to look inwardly and subjectively and see ourselves as poor wretched victims. It is sad to say that many blood brought children of Almighty God in Christ today choose unbelief which results in the shipwrecked life on the rocks of lawless consequences, subjectivism, and self-pity. Truly there are no utopias here on planet earth even for God's redeemed (Matt. 6:27-33, John 16:33, Phil. 4:6-7), but we are not to let the spiritual war and adversities of this life derail us from all that Almighty God wants to do in our life for His GREAT NAME'S SAKE and GLORY (1 Cor. 10:31; Eph. 2:10; Phil. 2:12-13)! Satan, in his absolute vain attempt to overrule ETERNAL RIGHTEOUSNESS, TRUTH, REALITY, and the ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS Person of Almighty God seeks to destroy the love and dedication of God's children. The Bible states: "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour" (1 Peter 5:8), and: "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places" (Ephesians 6:12).
Stay prepared... so that you are always prepared!
The truth of the matter is that we are in a Great Spiritual War for the hearts, souls, and minds of men (saved and lost). Many are absolutely oblivious to this REALITY and fact. Satan, in his hatred, rage, absolute disdain, and rebellion against Almighty God, seeks the ruin and destruction of anyone that practices the ABSOLUTE TRUTHS of the ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS Creator and His Word (Luke 11:4; 22:31-34, Eph. 6:10-12, 1 Peter 5:8).
There is adversity upon adversity, calamity upon calamity in this fallen world. Again there is no peace, no Utopias on the battlefield of this life (Eccl. 1-12, John 16:33; Eph. 2:1-2). To think otherwise is a delusion and a lie. Be not deceived! This is not our home. Jesus said, "These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world (John 16:33), and: exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God" (Acts 14:22). The good news is that Christ will set up His Kingdom at His Second Coming to earth and establish His kingdom in RIGHTEOUSNESS (perfection). Then - and only then - will there be world peace.
Do not become a victim of circumstances but be a VICTOR for Jesus Christ by faith!
As we wait for His soon coming, looking into Gods Holy Word, the Bible repeatedly speaks of His great love for us. God's love, as defined therein, wants only the highest and best for the object of His love. The highest and best is the person of God and His will and way for each individual. God, who is infinite, gives all of His Eternal Person to finite man.
David stated; "What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour" (Psalm 8:4,5),
"Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered" (Psalm 40:5).
"Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 8:35-39),
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life" (John 3:16).
Almighty God loves you!!! Don't let your own heart or Satan tell you otherwise!
Passing through trials and adversities, it might seem to some that our Heavenly Father is our enemy and that He doesn't care at all. Oh, Beloved, this couldn't be further from the TRUTH. Satan the thug and slanderer loves it when we disconnect by unbelief and are led and deceived into thinking and believing this (Psalm 81:10-16; 95:8-11, Isa. 65:2, Heb. 3: 12-19; 4:2; 6:11-14; Rev. 2:7). We are to cast down ALL that seeks to raise its self up in unbelief and fear! We are to cast down ALL that seeks to override all of the ETERNAL riches, promises, truths and realities which is found in Christ Jesus for us (Rom. 8:26-39, 2 Cor. 10:5, Eph. 1-2; Heb. 11:6; 1 John 5:1-4, Rev. 1:17-18). Beloved, by faith in Almighty God and His Word, we can defeat this strategy of the enemy of our souls and achieve in Christ the ETERNAL victory and whatever Almighty Go wills for us for His glory! The Bible states: "For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?" (1 John 5:4,5).
The victory is gained when the child of God puts his or her faith and trust in the ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS Person of Almighty God (Rom. 8:26-39, Phil. 4:13; Heb. 11:6; 1 John 4:4; 5:2-4; Rev. 1:17-18). As believers in the RISEN LORD JESUS CHRIST, we can by faith get through the adversity and calamity that comes our way, knowing that Almighty God our Father indeed loves us and has a GREAT ETERNAL plan to make us winners and not losers! Listen to this glorious promise: "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose" (Romans 8:26). Almighty God has a wonderful plan for you in any situation and in every setting!
In these last days may we be strong and of good courage; and have faith in ALL that Almighty God is. May we - with the eyes of faith - see past this physical world into the very throne room of Heaven, and be more than a conqueror in Christ., as Almighty God has called us!
'Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place" (2 Cor. 2:14)!
Remember, Beloved: "Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you [i.e., Christ], than he that is in the world" [i.e., Satan and his minions] (1 John 4:4).
The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!
Even so. Come quickly come. /Daniel Amos
Yes indeed, the finish line! Press on God’s redeemed!
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