Saturday, January 23, 2016

THIRTY ONE DAYS OF BIBLE TRUTHS - DAY 23 (RESISTANCE)

BIBLE VERSE: "Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you" James 4:7

TRUTH: During World War II there were Resistance movements all over Europe against the ruling Nazi invaders who held almost every country there, for a long period of time. These Resistance fighters moved "underground" or under the radar, conducted guerrilla warfare against the brutal Nazis and basically softened up the perimeters so the Allies (led by the U.S.A.) could ping in and eventually win the War in 1945. The French and Polish Resistance were the most well known, but Italy, Yugoslavia and others had their own and they coordinated.

They had one thing in common - resisting the evil of Nazi Germany. We have one thing in common with the God Who saved us. We too hate evil. We have our own battles to fight but unlike the Resistances guys and gals of World War II, we do not have to rely on our own power. We can never win these awful skirmishes on our own, as we are fighting an enemy we cannot see, comprehend or fully grasp the evil therein. Therefore, we must rely fully on God to fight our battles for us. That is not a cliche. It can, will and has been done throughout the History of God's people. The equation is right in this verse: "SUBMIT TO GOD"! If we are fully surrendered to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, understand what resting fully in the Savior's Grace means and then fully function in Ephesians 6, we are thus, equipped. Unlike the Resistance, the weapons of our warfare are invisible. Like the Resistance we can win. We win with one simple thing - saying NO...and not just saying NO, but saying NO in the Mighty Name of Jesus and the devil does not have a prayer. So surrender to God, say no to evil and temptation and rely fully in the Power and Lordship of Christ. These are the Keys to Victory in this unseen war against our souls.

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