Be an Overcomer

Rev 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.  

Each Christian can be victorious over temptation and sin.  This is not to say we will never sin, but we don’t plan on sinning.  If we do sin, we simply ask God to forgive us and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

We can be pro active in our abiding in Jesus Christ.   Matt 26:41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

We trust God to keep us from falling and to present us faultless before His presence.     Jude 24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,

We are persuaded that God will keep us safe in Him.  2 Tim 1:12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.

We trust God to help us avoid all temptations.   1 Cor 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

We realize the seriousness of sin, that it is not only against God, but hurts ourselves.   Prov 8:36a But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul:

We can resist the devil.  In the Name of Jesus, we can command the enemy to leave our lives and thoughts.

James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

2 Cor 10:5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

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righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit

Acts 13:52 And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit. (NKJ) 

Rom 14:17 for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. (NKJ) 

Being filled with the Holy Spirit and having joy in our lives goes hand in hand together.

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Ps 103:4a Who redeemeth thy life from destruction;

Ps 103:4a  Who redeemeth thy life from destruction;

By purchase and by power the Lord redeems us from the spiritual death into which we had fallen, and from the eternal death which would have been its consequence. Had not the death penalty of sin been removed, our forgiveness and healing would have been incomplete portions of salvation, fragments only, and but of small value, but the removal of the guilt and power of sin is fitly attended by the reversal of the sentence of death which had been passed upon us. Glory be to our great Substitute, who delivered us from going down into the pit, by giving himself to be our ransom. Redemption will ever constitute one of the sweetest notes in the believer’s grateful song.

From his earliest days the Psalmist was the child of Providence. Many were the hairbreadth escapes and the wonderful deliverances, which he experienced. Dangers of various kinds presented themselves as his years advanced. The jaw of the lion, and the paw of the bear, at various times threatened to terminate his existence, and at others the ruthless hand of man. The same God who delivered him from the sword of Goliath, rescued his life from the javelin of Saul. The Almighty Friend who had covered his head in the day of battle, delivered him, at one moment, from the lords of the Philistines, saved him at another out of the hands of the men of Keilah; and again preserved to him his life and throne from the unnatural rebellion of his own son. Well, therefore, might the Psalmist stir up his soul, and all that was within him, to bless the Lord with most fervent gratitude, who, by so many signal deliverances, had “redeemed his life from destruction.” John Stevenson.

Preservation from destruction, redemption of life by the kinsman; possibly looking forward, in the spirit of prophecy, to him who became partaker of our flesh and blood, that he might have the right to redeem our souls from death by dying in our stead. Adam Clarke.

http://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/treasury-of-david/psalms-103-4.html

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Healing in the Name of Jesus

Ps 107:20a  He sent his word, and healed them,

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The Name of Jesus Christ is above Every Name

Phil 2:9 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, (NKJ)

Acts 3:16 “And His name, through faith in His name, has made this man strong, whom you see and know. Yes, the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all. (NKJ)

The Name of Jesus Christ is greater and more powerful than any circumstance, disease or opposition. We can pray to our Heavenly Father in the Name of Jesus. We can speak in the Name of Jesus just as Peter did in the book of Acts.

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bring the gospel to others

Phil 2:10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth,
11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (NKJ)

Heb 9:27 And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment,
28 so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation. (NKJ)

While we are alive here on earth, we can, by faith, receive Jesus Christ as our Savior and have eternal life.    After a person dies, if they haven’t been saved while alive, it is too late to change.

As Christians, we have been given the Great Commission to go into all the world and preach the gospel.   Those who believe will be saved.

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Through Jesus Christ, we are overcomers in life!

  • Rom 8:31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? (NKJ)Ps 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? (NKJ)

    Through Jesus Christ, we are overcomers in life!

 

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Rejoice in the Lord always!

Phil 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!

Acts 16:25-26 25 But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them.
26 Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed.

Paul and Silas, in the book of Acts, rejoiced in the Lord in the midst of a difficult situation and saw God deliver them. We too can always have an attitude of rejoicing and praise.

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Father’s Day Message

John 5:17 But Jesus answered them, “My Father has been working until now, and I have been working.”

http://goodpassage.com/audio_files/FathersDay.mp3

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God Answers Prayer!

John 16:23 And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.
24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. (KJV)

Matt 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. (KJV)

We thank God for giving us our requests as we ask according to His Word.

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