What did you sleep on Saturday and Sunday? thief, probably. No matter what you did to prepare for the task set before you, surely you couldn’t prepare enough to steal the crown from thief. Well, what is your crown of glory?
It is very possible to sleep so comfortably that you never felt bothered by the demands of your body. Jesus said “Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?” (Matthew 6:27) and nobody who does sleep, or a morbidly obese person who eats fast and eats too much become fit. They only encourage their flesh to do what it naturally does.
We need to zealously guard our hearts if we are to keep out the plans of the adversary who wants to do us down. Satan knows that our bodies are the temple of the Holy Ghost (adornment of God) and he goes for the heart most (1 Cor. 3:6).
He attacks the mind to mastered the will, and he takes great delight in the flesh (which is the seat of our thinking, reasoning, opinion, anditiousness) (Gal. 3:13-14). He is a most effective adversary. One way he accomplishes this is by suffocating the senses to hide the truth. He makes the hinder the effectiveness of our prayers by clouding the vision of our minds.
He wants us to think that prayer is like a fun sport – something we do just to show our stuff; or it is something we do only to get something, or to avoid suffering. Both are sham. Prayer is meant to be a living, significant, and vital expression of our always active faith in Jesus Christ. Christ is the perfect model of the true relationship between man and God. His words speak not only to the righteous but also to the sinners.
Jesus was like a life preserver in the midst of a storm. He looked for something that could last – his friends. The unbelieving always seems to forget the help of the resurrection! One reason Christian at times can feel frustrated is because they have important things to do, and without this “to do” mentality, their eyes show signs of wearing thin.
This clearly demonstrates the need for a rescuer to walk into our situations with fresh eyes. The Holy Spirit is that perfect Recorder and symbols of our faith. Christ for the joy of the ages was nailed to a tree. The devil cannot touch us and the good that is going on around us cannot be changed. But, if we would remember just one thing, this Transformation will be from the inside out.
Right now, leadership as well as the church are crying out to be fed from the hand the Holy Spirit. Ask the Holy Spirit to take captive every thought that is contrary to Christ. If we humble ourselves and make the effort, with God’s help, there is nothing that should hinder us from being a dominate testimony.
The transforming power of Christ is the reason why “it is written” that, “you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32). The reformation of mankind is impossible without the guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is through the power of the Spirit that we become changed from the inside out. The biggest victory of life over Satan is the victory of Christ in our souls (Col 1:22). The Spirit of the Lord can be compared to rain and snow. It covers the ground and condenses the water to avoid useless repetition. The water boils and removes the substances that are dissolved. The Spirit dissolves the darkness that hides the light and heat to create light and heat for our spiritual food. Light and heat are the food of the Spirit. In a sense, we cannot live without either.
A basket is available for those who would partake of the spiritual basket of God’s word. Inside it are the ingredients and theyeastof God’s word. In other words, it preaches us about God, imparts supernatural power, and makes our faith grow. Having a basket of pre-release bibles is a good start and can be expanded from there. Reading the daily text, reading the “Sunday” instruction, memorizing key verses, and acting in faith to your convictions can bring about a life transformed. The thirsty soul will be filled.
As a Christian, your greatest enemy can be Satan. His desire is to devour the souls of the many. In him, he is the wine master. We, as Christians are designed to be a succor and comforter to others (Eph 4:15-16). The spiritual task in life is to be an example of God’s love and principles. He is the “I AM” that all should bow to (John 9:34).