Gods group thoughts for 8/27/2012 “Fear is from Satan”

“Our Daily Bread”   

http://odb.org/2012/08/27/the-new-normal/

The Daily Devotions of Greg Laurie                                  

http://www.harvest.org/devotional/daily-devotions/home.ht

2 Timothy 1:7For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.  (NKJV)

I just finished a study about how the armor of God can protect the Christian from the evil and fear that Satan uses to keep the rest of the world in his bondage of sin and shame…  The apostle Paul writes to the believers at the church in Ephesus, to explain about this spiritual armor that God will provide; but “The Whole Armor of God” must be put on by the Christian, everyday…Ephesians 6:11…  Here is the link for the apostle Paul’s important teaching about God’s protective armor, in… Ephesians 6:10-20…  http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=eph6:10-20&version=NKJV

The idea of this 6 piece set of spiritual armor…is to help keep the Christian filled with (totally led by) the Holy Spirit… Here is the one piece of armor, which for me…was positively the hardest piece of armor to put on…Ephesians 6:15and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;  (NKJV)

The apostle Paul tells us this, in…Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.  (NKJV)  The Christian cannot be led by the Holy Spirit, if their own flesh decides to take back control of their life… Somehow, in my own struggle to put on the entire 6 pieces of spiritual armor; I had taken back control from the Holy Spirit… I have personally equated this piece of armor to shod your feet…as an internal piece of armor, to help keep my own flesh from taking back control from the Holy Spirit…

For me personally…with the other 5 pieces of God’s external armor firmly glued in place by prayer, I wasn’t anxious or fearful from Satan’s attacks; but the joy and the peace that I once felt, when I was filled with the Spirit, were gone… I only shared the gospel of Christ twice in over 7 years… I wasn’t walking with the Lord, because my feet were not shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace... Praise the Lord for His patience and longsuffering… May my mistakes be used to bring the Lord the honor, the glory, and the praise that He so richly deserves !!

Here is a link to the entire study on being “Filled to Overflowing with the Holy Spirit”, to bookmark for future reading…    https://godsmanforever.wordpress.com/2012/08/14/gods-group-thoughts-for-8142012-filled-to-overflowing/

After Paul tells us that Christians must be led by the Holy Spirit…he tells us this, in…Romans 8:15For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.”  (NKJV)   …Fear and anxiety are caused by Satan…

Paul then goes on, and writes this in…Romans 8:16The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, (NKJV)

Those Christians that aren’t being told by the Holy Spirit, that they are indeed children of God… are either missing some of God’s protective armor…allowing Satan to penetrate their mind and heart…or they are not Christians in God’s eyes to begin with…

1 John 5:18We know that whoever is born of God does not sin; but he who has been born of God keeps himself, and the wicked one does not touch him.  (NKJV)

1 John 4:18There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.  (NKJV)

We can only be made perfect in love, when the love of Christ fills all of our heart, our mind, and our soul… This perfect peace only occurs, when the Holy Spirit reigns in the Christians life…

Heavenly Father, I pray that You urge anyone living in fear or anxiety…to look to You to be made perfect in love… I pray Father, that You would draw unbelievers to Yourself, and quicken their hearts; so that they seek Your Son Jesus Christ through saving faith alone, to become their personal Lord, their Master, and their Savior… I pray that You help all of us Lord, to learn to live in Your will and Your ways…in Jesus’ most precious name and for His sake…Amen…

written by bruce r mills

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I present posts about God's Word, with a personal focus on how God's grace is received through saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ... Sinners must understand and obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ... See this link for more... https://godsmanforever.com/2014/10/26/the-truth-about-sin-10262014-by-bruce-reposted-from-7112013/
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