Sunday, March 05, 2017

The Struggle

Ephesians 6:12
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

Our struggle isn't with the world. Our struggle is within our self trying to get out of our worldly ways and walk in the spirit. As born again believers we we have the kingdom of God within.

All we will ever need is right here within reach. And all we have to do is die to our self to obtain it all. The maker of the universe abides in us. In Him we have it all.

We have freedom from all our earthly desires and burdens. We are covered by the blood of Jesus and walk in all the promises of the Bible. We just have to step out of the old and into the new.

We are Spirit, Soul and Body. But the only part that is completed is our spirit. Holy Spirit and our spirit are one. When that occurred we became born again. But our body and soul stayed right where they were. Our thoughts and habits remained.

We work out the salvation of our soul through the renewing of our mind. The more Christ like our thinking the more it is renewed to be like the mind of Jesus. The more we listen and obey the Holy Spirit the more we grow and the more our mind is renewed. The more we read God's word the more our mind is renewed.

Many rely on their old thinking even when praying or being prayed for. So many when prayed for tell us that nothing happened but then tell us they know God is working on healing them.

No, He is not. The devil is working, not God. Jesus went to the cross and took all infirmity, all burdens, all struggles, all sickness and disease, poverty, curses, and more. He wiped out our debt. We are totally free of it all.

And yet we allow the enemy to tell us otherwise. We let him keep us from receiving the healing we already have. The healing Jesus paid the price for at the cross. He tells us that the only work for us is to believe in Him and to receive what He already paid for.

Father God. Help me to walk in the spirit. Help me to let go of fleshly desires. Renew my mind and keep me from falling back on my old ways picking back up old habits. I believe Lord. Help me to receive that which you have already given me. In Jesus name, I pray. Amen

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