Finally, brethren, whatever is true . . . let your mind dwell on these things (Philippians 4:8).
When Satan harasses you, you may be prone to languish in the shadows of your misery. You cry out for God to deliver you, like Jesus miraculously and instantaneously delivered the demonized people in the Gospels. But when you read through the Epistles, it is obvious that your deliverance has already been accomplished in Christ's work on the cross and His resurrection. Since you are with Christ in the light, you never again need to live in the shadows.
You must choose the truth and assume your responsibility to exercise your authority and resist the devil. From your position in Christ, you must resist the devil, renounce participation in his schemes, confess sin and forgive those who have offended you.
Lord, Your truth gives me life and leads me in the everlasting way. I embrace Your truth to direct my steps today.
Tuesday, May 31, 2005
In a message dated 5/27/2005 12:04:49 AM Pacific Standard Time, Neil_Andersons_Daily_in_Christ@crosswalkmail.com writes: