Saturday, August 24, 2013

God is bigger, wiser and much more powerful than Satan (setting the record straight)

Galatians 3:8
  • And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “All nations will be blessed through you.”

All nations on the earth are blessed through Abraham, and especially through the likeness of his faith.

This is the good news that God will bless people on the basis of faith.

Don't get me wrong. There is the general grace which extends to all people. For example, the sun and the rain in its season. We've been given the gift of life and free will to live and think. 

However, there is the specific grace that only extends to those who have faith in Jesus.

These blessings include salvation, sanctification, the gift of the friendship of the Holy Spirit, kingdom of God, heaven, eternal life, and seating on the throne with Jesus in heaven.

It is very important for us to remember that these specific blessings extend only to those who have faith in Jesus. 

And how do we have faith? And how can our faith grow?
  • Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ. (Romans 10:17)

And how do we become more like Jesus? How do we become holy?
  • Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. (John 17:17)

What is our weapon against the devils?
  • Take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. (Ephesians 6:18)

So the centrality of the word of God cannot be overemphasized. The word of God is vital in our spiritual maturity and growth.

The word of God grows our faith, make us become holy and slays demons in our path of life.

Read the word, and be nourished, courageous and holy, and defend yourself against the devils, and actually slay them with your sword of the Spirit which is the word of God!!

I read about 30 chapters of Jeremiah today (not to boast, but to show the benefit of it). It was good. I feel spiritually satisfied. Satan seems scary but God is bigger and wiser and much more powerful than Satan. Amen.

Isaiah 40:21-23

  • Do you not know?
  • Have you not heard?

  • Has it not been told you from the beginning?
  • Have you not understood since the earth was founded?

  • He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth,
  • and its people are like grasshoppers.

  • He stretches out the heavens like a canopy,
  • and spreads them out like a tent to live in.

  • HE brings princes to naught
  • and reduces the rulers of this world to nothing.

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