How We Overcome

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I am so thankful that when it comes to our battles — battles in which we don’t wrestle with flesh and blood, but with the spiritual enemies at work in this world — we do not stand alone. It isn’t our strength we have to rely upon, but God’s. It isn’t our abilities or the material things that we have that bring our victory — it is the power of Jesus Christ and the Spirit of God within us that enables us to stand our ground.

So don’t give an inch. If you are in the middle of a battle, put on the armor God has provided — armor infused with His might — and put your eyes on Him. Open your mouth and do the last thing the enemy might expect in the heat of a hard moment — speak praise.

Because we have already been made more than conquerors through Him who loves us.

Do not give up on what you know God has called you to do. Don’t be intimidated, don’t be silenced, and don’t be afraid. Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.

Keep going, friends. Sometimes the fight is loud and earth-shaking, sometimes the night is long, sometimes it is plain hard to stand firm. But with His love around us, with His Spirit empowering us…we can be confident that He is our defender and victory. He is our help and our shield.

When the battle is fierce, Lord, help our faith to grow fervent.

When we are fighting the darkness, let us see by the light of Your face.

“Through You we push back our enemies; through Your name we trample our foes. I put no trust in my bow, my sword does not bring me victory; but You give us victory over our enemies, You put our adversaries to shame. In God we make our boast all day long, and we will praise Your name forever.”-Psalm 44:5-8

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