Greater Is He

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photo (73)The enemy can disguise himself and weasel his way into anyone’s life.  We can be sitting ducks if we’re not careful…

“Be serious! Be alert! Your adversary the Devil is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for anyone he can devour.” 1 Peter 5:8 HCSB

“Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.” NLT

“Keep a cool head. Stay alert. The Devil is poised, and would like nothing better than to catch you napping. Keep your guard up.” MSG

No matter the version, there is a message for us all. Be serious, be alert, stay alert, and keep a cool head. The Devil is ready and waiting to get you in his grip!

“…greater is He who is in you (me) than he who is in the world.” 1 John 4:4 NASB

So subtle how the enemy works himself into our lives.  He sneaks upon us in such a way that stifles our abilities to even discern that it’s him. When God opens our eyes to the oppression that we’ve been in, we think…”Wow! Why didn’t I see this coming!” But thank God! Thank God! His plan is not for us to be enslaved but to live a free life through His son Jesus Christ!

“Christ has set us free to live a free life. So take your stand! Never again let anyone put a harness of slavery on you.” Galatians 5:1 MSG

God has called us to a life of freedom! Not to a life of slavery.

What a beautiful way God has intended for us to live…

“Live freely, animated and motivated by God’s Spirit.” Galatians 5:16 MSG 

I’m so thankful when my Papa God has opened my eyes at times. Have I been mad at what the enemy has tried to do to me? You bet! But Paul has a warning about this for us…

“Go ahead and be angry. You do well to be angry ~ but don’t use your anger as fuel for revenge. And don’t stay angry. Don’t go to bed angry. Don’t give the Devil that kind of foothold in your life.” Ephesians 4:26-27 MSG

We can’t help but be angry when we realize that we’ve been duped by the enemy! But…

“…greater is He who is in you (me) than he who is in the world.” 1 John 4:4 NASB

Cry out to Papa God dear friends, in your anger and in your pain…He wants to help!

“God is strong, and he wants you strong. So take everything the Master has set out for you, well-made weapons of the best materials. And put them to use so you will be able to stand up to everything the devil throws your way.” Ephesians 6:10-11 MSG

The Plan

  • Be strong in the Lord and in the Strength of His Might.
  • Put on the Full Armor of God, (so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.)
  • Take up the Full Armor of God, (so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having everything, to stand firm.)
  • Stand firm
  • Gird your loins with Truth
  • Put on the Breastplate of Righteousness
  • Shod your feet with the preparation of the Gospel of Peace
  • Take up the Shield of Faith
  • Extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one
  • Take the Helmet of Salvation
  • Take the Sword of the Spirit (Word of God)
  • Pray at all times in the Spirit  Ephesians 6:10-18 NASB

“…greater is He that is in you (me) than he that is in the world.” 1 John 4:4 NASB

 

 

 

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