“Power to Overcome Satan !!” 8/11/2016 Written by bruce r. mills

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“Power to Overcome Satan !!”

Hebrews 4:12-13For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 13 And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account. (NKJV)

If you are a Christian, do you spend time in God’s Word ??  I speak about this often, because God’s Word is the only offense we have against Satan, and his bag of tricks that are far superior to our mortal reasoning for what is right and wrong…  Satan,  is called the angel of light, and for good reason, in…

2 Corinthians 11:13-14…  For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. (NKJV)

For those of you Christians who have never heard about God’s protective spiritual armor…I urge you to read Ephesians 6:10-20…here is the link… https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Eph6%3A10-20&version=NKJV

The prominent verse to understand is…Ephesians 6:11-12…  Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. (NKJV)

The whole armor of God consists of the helmet of salvation (v.17), the belt of truth, and breastplate of righteousness (v. 14), shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace (v. 15), the Word of God, called the sword of the Spirit (v. 17 – again the only offensive piece of spiritual armor), and the shield of faith, that the Apostle Paul tells us is the most important piece of spiritual armor, to “quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one” (v. 16)

Fully clad with all 6 pieces of God’s spiritual armor, held firmly in place through prayer (v.18)…and filled with the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 5:18-20), the Apostle James tells us this, in…

James 4:7-8…  Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. 8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. (NKJV)

Here, you see scripture backing up scripture, telling us that Satan can be kept in check by wearing all of God’s spiritual armor…and remaining filled with the Holy Spirit, by submitting our life to the Lord by following the leading of the Holy Spirit…

I wrote about these two keys to living a Spirit filled life, Christ centered life…in a day’s writing I titled “God’s Duo” (see 1. Below), that you can read, for my personal testimony of how to live a life filled to overflowing with the power of the Holy Spirit…

Blessings in Christ,  bruce

References:

  1. https://godsmanforever.wordpress.com/2013/02/25/gods-group-thoughts-for-2252013-gods-duo/

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About Godsmanforever

I present posts about God's Word, with a personal focus on how God's grace is received through saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ... Sinners must understand and obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ... See this link for more... http://godsmanforever.com/2014/10/26/the-truth-about-sin-10262014-by-bruce-reposted-from-7112013/
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