Thursday, November 11, 2010

Destination Temptation

Satan shows the bate and hides the hook.

"For everything in the world--the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does--comes not from the Father but from the world."

"Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will."

What's entangling YOU in sin today?

How are YOU dressed today?

What is Armour for?

1. God's helmet of Salvation protects our thoughts.
2. God's breastplate of Righteousness protects our emotions.
3. Girding up the loins of our mind with the truth of God's Word helps us to know, live, walk and share God's truth. God's girdle of truth needs to be buckled around our waist.
4. God's shoes of peace are fitted upon our feet with the readiness to be vessels of God's peace; spreading the good news!
Peace from God provides us with emotional AND Spiritual stability. Anger, bitterness, unforgiveness, and fear are tools Satan uses to try to steal our peace. 4. We take up the shield of faith so that we will always trust and believe God. In doing so, we will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 5. We take up God's sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God, in doing so we know who we are and whose we are.

We have an enemy who wants to steal away everything God wants us to have. Only it’s not a battle we can see. Our enemy is Satan - and Satan lives in the invisible world in the spirit realm. Even though we can’t see him, Satan is very real. And he wants nothing more than to take us away from God.

Satan will use every trick to get us to turn away from God.

You don’t have to be afraid of Satan - but you have to be ready to fight him! But you can't fight need God living in you in order to win the battle. And so, like a great warrior, you need to put on your armor. And because your enemy is a spirit, God will give you spiritual armor.

So put on the whole Armor of..

Tie the Belt of Truth around your waist. God is real. God loves you, and Jesus died for your sins. God is on your side - that is the Truth!

Hold on to the Truth, and like a good tight belt, the truth will hold you up and keep you strong when Satan attacks and tries to tempt you.

Put on the Breastplate of Righteousness. Always do what is right and good. That way, Satan won’t have anything to grab onto to worm his way into your heart. You will be able to stand straight and tall, with your head held high.

Next, put on the Shoes of The Gospel of Peace.

Be ready to go wherever God sends you to tell the Good News of God’s amazing love for us.

And then, to protect yourself from Satan’s flaming arrows, take up the Shield of Faith!

The God of the Universe is on your side. God is your protector. Put your faith in Him and Satan cannot touch you!

Now, put on the Helmet of Salvation.

You are saved! You are God’s child! Satan has already lost, death is already defeated, and nothing can ever take you away from God. Keep your thoughts always on that!

And finally, take up the Sword of the Spirit.

God has given us a weapon to fight back against Satan’s lies and accusations. Our weapon is the truth of God’s Word. It is the Bible. God’s Word can cut Satan’s lies to pieces. Use God’s Word to fight Satan just like Jesus did when Satan tempted him in the desert. The words of the Bible are your sword.

  • Are you God's child? If so, He will never let you go! Hold onto that Truth!

  • Are you striving HARD to do what is good, and right? Always strive to do what is good and right.

  • Are you ready to tell anyone about God's love? Do you know God and His love? Christians: Be ready to tell ANYONE you meet about God's amazing LOVE.

  • Are you putting all your trust in Jesus? Or in the things of this world? Put all your trust in Jesus.

  • Are you familiar with God's Word and the power behind it? Christians: Be ready at all times in season and out of season to fight the Devil with God's own Word.

As Christians, WE already have the victory! For, we have God on our side! We have nothing to lose! Don't worry and don't be afraid mighty warriors of God! We have already won the victory. The enemy has been defeated, death couldn't hold Jesus down. Shout your praise of victory! For Jesus is alive and well! God has more power than all the darkness of this world. He controls EVERYTHING. Even Satan's decisions! God is so powerful...Satan can't do ANYTHING without God's "OK". Satan FEARS God and his power...Satan and all his demons TREMBLE at the name of...


At the name of Jesus, the name of Jesus,
Sins chains are broken the captives set free;
At the name of Jesus, the name of Jesus,
Hell trembles and Satan must flee.

Sorrows and fears pass away,
Heartaches soon vanish and burdens can't stay;
Oh, the heart that's been broken and wounded by sin,
There is healing when you call on his name.

At the name of Jesus, the name of Jesus,
Sins chains are broken the captives set free;
At the name of Jesus, the name of Jesus,
Hell trembles and Satan must flee.

Now he shall return some glad day,
A blessed appearing for those who've obeyed;
Every tongue shall confess him to be Lord of lords,
They shall bow to the power of his name.

At the name of Jesus, the name of Jesus,
Sins chains are broken the captives set free;
At the name of Jesus, the name of Jesus,
Hell trembles and Satan must flee.

His name is wonderful,
His name is wonderful,
His name is wonderful,
Jesus my Lord!

At the name of Jesus, the name of Jesus,
Hell trembles and Satan must flee.

Hell trembles and Satan must flee.

Must flee!

-by Jim & Wendy

"Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under Heaven given to men by which we must be saved."

Are you wearing the whole armor of God today? What do you have to say to those who aren't?

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