Suppose each believer approached life’s impasses and fears with the bold confidence that no power is greater than the One dwelling inside them; things sure would operate differently here on Earth. For one, the world’s so-called mightiest would stop and take a second look at those individuals walking around fearing no one but God.
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?
(Psalm 27:1 NKJV)
God bestowed His children with promises for a reason. For example, (paraphrased):
- You can do all things through Christ, which strengthens you. (Philippians 4:13)
- I will uphold you with the right hand of My righteousness. (Isaiah 41:10b)
- I will give My angels charge over you, to keep you. (Luke 4:10)
- I will be with you in trouble, deliver and honor you. (Psalm 91:15)
When we ignite faith to these promises, they become weapons against the kingdom of darkness, leaving the devil in fear, not vice versa. But unfortunately, many times, the enemy’s lies are more acceptable than the Truth.
Why is that?
That usually happens when we only know God from a one-dimensional standpoint (informational head knowledge), which generally doesn’t hold under pressure, causing one to seek outside measures rather than the power within.
But the Holy Spirit wants us to have a deeper experiential relationship obtained by direct practices as He reveals Himself in our daily circumstances.
The more time you spend intimately in the presence of the Holy Spirit and His Word, the more you realize that the greater One is in you.
He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world (1 John 4:4b NKJV).
See you next time on Paulette Talks Faith.