I John 5:4 NLT “For every child of God defeats this world, and we achieve this victory through our faith.”
In the Courtroom of our hearts, there is a never-ending case being heard. It is “Faith Vs. World”. Every one of us who is a believer in Jesus has been licensed by Jesus’ blood to stand in that tribunal victoriously. And Jesus, himself, is our Lead Attorney. Also, on our team, is the Holy Spirit who lives within us as our Counselor.
God’s promises in the Bible are the evidence presented in the case. With all this in our favor, this should be an open-and-shut case. But the world, the flesh, and the Devil are relentless in their evil attacks.
The voice of thanksgiving and faith will defeat them every time. When you are under attack, take time to read through Psalm 116. Read it out loud.
When you see it with your eyes, say it back to God with your own mouth, hear it with your own ears, and then act on what you hear, it will change everything. This is how you assert your faith in God, rest in His goodness, and defeat your enemy. What I say out loud with my mouth reveals what I believe in my heart.
“It is written: ‘I believed; therefore I have spoken.’ With that same spirit of faith we also believe and therefore speak.” 2 Corinthians 4:13 NIV
“So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:17 NKJV
Memorize this - “The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” Psalm 118:6
Try making yourself a faith building tool by creating a 4X6 card packet of Bible promises that speak to your present situation. Carry them with you and read them aloud to yourself over and over throughout the day. (Or if you are techy inclined, build it on your Smart Phone.) Personalize them.
Do you remember the promise from yesterday for those who, like you, give generously? “And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need, and plenty left over to share with others.” (II Corinthians 9:8 NLT). Personalized, it sounds like this. “In response to my generous self-giving, God will generously provide me with all I need. Then I will always have everything I need, and plenty left over to share with others.”
Prayer: Loving Heavenly Father, those are your own words. I take them for myself and expect them to be manifest in my life. Thank you.
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