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It is my hope that by reading this daily you will grow in your walk with Christ and be set free from any struggles in your life that are weighing you down. Be blessed to be a blessing.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

GET RID OF THE DARK SIDE

Do you have bad stuff in your life like worry, pity parties, stress, reasoning,confusion or maybe things you know deep down inside are not right and would not please God? Perhaps you have been listening to the wrong 'voices' who have put anti God things in your brain and you have not counter attacked them with God's word. You can not continue to dwell on bad stuff and expect to walk victoriously. Many believers can even be led astray if they do not listen to the truth. They will start to believe lies from the enemy and think they are true. You will not be able to convince them otherwise. Satan can send strong delusional forces to make people believe what is good is evil and what is evil is good. It is happening today in the United States. Psalm 12:8 says "The wicked freely strut about when what is vile is honored among men." Sounds like today in America right?

Galatians 5:7 says "You were running a good race. Who cut in on you and kept you from obeying the truth?" It is easy to be led astray and start believing lies if you are not staying in the word of God. How can you expect to know the truth and know what God has for you unless you open up the Bible? Many times parents who have raised their children for the Lord are very sad when they go off to a liberal institution of higher learning and in many cases are subjected to anti Christian teaching for the first time. Unless the child's walk and faith in God  is strong they could, in fact, get led off the path. Proverbs 22:6 assures worried parents that "Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it."

2 Thessalonians 2:10-12 says "and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie ,and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness."

Stand firm in what you know to be true. Do not question God. Do you really want to take a chance on heaven or hell? Many mock the fact that someone even like myself would write so much about the Lord. What are you some sort of fanatic? What is a fanatic you may say? I heard someone once say "It is someone who loves Jesus more than you do." You can lead your intellectual life here on earth and conveniently go to church each Sunday because it is 'the thing to do in most social circles' but if you are not changed from your experience or really can not wait til you can leave church then maybe you need to get closer to the Lord.

Isaiah 5 :20 says "Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter." John 16:33 says ""I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."

Now you yourself may not be deceived by a dark spirit who wants you to believe Satan lies and 'diss God' but you in fact may be caught up in excessive worry, compulsions, fear, anxiety, jumping to conclusions, impulsiveness and a host of other things that control you because you let them. When these type things come up you need to counter attack them by speaking the truth in God's word out loud. Say things like "I over come you Satan by the word of God and the power of God's testimony" (See  Revelation 12:11). Speaking the word of God out loud helps to defeat the lies of the enemy.

First start off and admit to God you need Him to take control of your life, all of it!! Our thoughts have to be controlled by the word of God. You either want to walk with Jesus and believe his truth or you can be like the world today that says 'truth is relative' which is a lie from the enemy. Pray to have God's eyes for those around you .Get involved in someones  life and stay focused on God and the Bible and you will be less likely to be drug down into a pit of despair.

PRAYER: Lord I know your truth will set me free. I know that negativity and confusion is not from you. I know you are the author of peace and all good things not turmoil, chaos and lies. Lord help me open my eyes and heart to the truth. Block any wrong teaching that I am exposed to and help me recognize it as such. Deliver me from lying tongues who choose to lead me astray. In Jesus Name. Amen.

FURTHER STUDY:Read Romans Chapter 1


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