Thursday, June 6, 2013

To Know My Enemy - Pastor Sean

Does the "treadmill of life" ever feel like its stuck on Mount Everest level? For every step taken it feels like you've accomplished nothing? Or you're getting nowhere? 

Don't be afraid! Nothing could be further from the truth.  

Dark spiritual forces are at work in the world, but their only hope of success  is to lie about the authority and empowerment they claim to have.  In reality, believers who are in Christ have ALL the authority over our adversary.  The only weapons provided the enemy come from what we give away.

The agenda of the enemy is to make life seem hopeless. Never let darkness set your agenda!

 Jesus said, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth."  Our savior is who sets the plan.

He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross. In this way, he disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by his victory over them on the cross. - Colossians 2:14, 15 NLT

Wow!  All that I can say...Wow!  Think, ponder, meditate on what this scripture is revealing to ALL who are in Christ.  Our enemy is completely without weaponry he is disarmed.  Not only that he is subjected to public shame.

Jesus alone won the victory on the cross, but we share in the celebration and triumph (2 Cor 2:14) of the victory.  To put it in common terms, we get to talk smack about the loss the enemy suffered!  Best of all, unless we supply him, he is powerless against it.

You may have heard the phrase when the devil reminds you of your past remind him of his future.  Do more than that, remind him of his present.  He has already lost.  There is nothing to fear from an adversary who is powerless and defeated.

In the face of what may seem without point remember, you are not've already won!

But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ. So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless. - 1 Corinthians 15:57, 58 NLT