Like a red ant, Satan’s sting is painful and long-lasting. Often we are stung before we even realize the ant has stealthily crawled into our clothes, slipped into our shoes, or hung onto our hands. Squashing the ant after it has stung is too late. The burning sting remains. But Jesus Christ has already stepped on the head of Satan and defeated him. Satan has no power over you. It is a lie that “the Devil made me do it.” The ant has no control or authority over you once you realize it is trying to latch onto you. Satan has no power or authority over you. Christ has defeated the sting of sin, death and Satan.
The resurrected power of Christ in you, the Spirit of God living in you is greater than anything in the world. Christ in you, the HOPE of GLORY, has defeated sin, death and Satan.
In Ephesians we read, “Be Strong and Be Empowered.”
10In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him [that strength which His boundless might provides].
11Put on God’s whole armor [the armor of a heavy-armed soldier which God supplies], that you may be able successfully to stand up against [all] the strategies and the deceits of the devil. Ephesians 6:10-11
Why do you need to be strong and empowered? What are you fighting against? The ant wants to bite you and Satan wants to deceive you. Jesus Christ is the way, THE TRUTH, and the life. The renewed mind in Christ Jesus washed thoroughly by God’s Word gives you power to be Strong and Empowered against the Devil’s deception and schemes. The Truth of the Good News of salvation, redemption, forgiveness of sin and victory through the blood of Christ Jesus brings Strength and Power to your soul.
All these things we are more than conquerors and gain a surpassing victory through Him WHO loved us. Romans 8:37
You can know in all your problems and circumstances you have victory. You are more than a conqueror through Him who loved you and lives in you.
The Spirit of God in you is shown by the fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, faithfulness, gentleness, goodness, kindness and self-control. Be strong and empowered in the surpassing victory of the Lord today.
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