July 29, 2014


6363My friends the power of Satan to control our actions once his rhetoric overwhelms us into focusing our attention on the things of this world instead of Christ and His precepts of  love. In other words, the god of this world convinces us like Eve to try this, watch that, go here, “You surely will not die!

For God knows that in the day you [begin to enjoy the world that I control] your eyes will be opened, and you will be wise, knowing good and evil.” And once we cross that line we then convince ourselves, it is all good. Blinded by the fact that Satan’s “way appears to be right, but in the end it only leads to death.” Prov. 14:12 (KJV)

Dr. Ralph Sockman writes about an experience he had while standing on the edge of Niagara Falls one clear, cold March day.Eagle catching fish Wrapped in white winter garments, the falls glistened in the bright sun. As some birds swooped down to snatch a drink from the clear water.

Sockman’s companion told how he had seen birds carried over the edge of the precipice. As they dipped down for a drink, tiny droplets of ice would form on their wings. As they returned for additional drinks more ice would weigh down their bodies until they couldn’t rise above the cascading waters.

Flapping their wings, the birds would suddenly drop over the falls into the abyss. And that my friends is an example of the seduction of sin. A droplet here a droplet there until dreams are lost and lives are destroyed for “The wages of sin is death.”

imagesIn addition, the more we sin the more we become immune to the bidding of the Holy Spirit who “will guide you into all truth.” But my friends, If we would only seek the presence of our God daily through His word and stay in heartfelt prayer, our faith is then constantly being sharpened as a sword that will equip us for each and every battle we will face.

But we are not along, Christ is always at our side against  the forces of evil. consistent with this, we must also remember, our victory over every sin that we have to face was conquered at the cross and there is nothing that can destroy the faithful Christian who has put his entire faith in Jesus Christ and him Crucified.

Paul says it best in Romans 8:35-37 (KJV) “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 Your sake we are killed all day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” The truth is that the strength to endure every light-1painful trial lay’s in our total dependence on Christ. If our eyes were opened to view the spiritual battle that is raging each day for our soul’s we would also see the army of the living God totally surrounding and protecting His faithful children with weapons outstretched in our defense.

But it is our choice and our Salvation to seek God’s protecting hand where our hope of victory will be secure if we are faithful and endure. My friends, God is an own time God who will never “leave or forsake us.” Remember it was God who said, “Let there be light;” and there was light. And it was God who saw that the light was good; and it was God who separated the light from the darkness.”

And my friends it is God who will separate the darkness out of our life as He lets the light of His love grace and mercy shine throughout, not only today, and tomorrow, but throughout the ceaseless ages of eternity, if we believe.


So my friends today. Stay focused, remain faithful, love one another and endure till the end and never forget to STUDY&PRAY



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