13. May 2017 · Comments Off on SALVATION AS A WEAPON · Categories: God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Relationship, Salvation, Spiritual Growth

…Truth, righteousness, peace, faith, and SALVATION are more than words. LEARN HOW TO APPLY THEM. You’ll need them throughout your life… (Ephesians 6:13-18 MSG).

Beloved, taking up SALVATION as your helmet is a great weapon you can use to fight against the enemy. It’s clear that the Helmet is used to protect the solders head but how does this apply to you?

Well, let’s see… A group of Jews was traveling from town to town casting out evil spirits. They tried to use the name of the Lord Jesus in their incantation, saying, “I command you in the name of Jesus, whom Paul preaches, to come out!” Seven sons of Sceva, a leading priest, were doing this. But one time when they tried it, the evil spirit replied, “I know Jesus, and I know Paul, but who are you?” Then the man with the evil spirit leaped on them, overpowered them, and attacked them with such violence that they fled from the house, naked and battered (Acts 19:13-16 NLT).

Serves you right. Do you think it’s everybody that is entitled to use that name?

Beloved, taking up SALVATION as your helmet is the confidence born again Christians have (1 Thessalonians 5:8). Although satan opposes God and tries to attack His people, you need to know that Jesus has already destroyed the works of satan. The cross has broken his power so you are fighting from a point of victory (Colossians 2:15).

There is this boldness that comes because you know what happens at the end; that you have already won the battle. When you watch an action movie for the first time, there’s anxiety because you don’t know the outcome but when you watch it again, no matter what goes on, you already know the outcome so you are more relaxed. Also, when you see a main actor in a movie like Arnold Schwarzenegger, you more or less know who would win. It may get very intense but somehow at the back of your mind, you know who is going to win because like we use to say back in the days; “An actor never dies.

That’s the kind of confidence your salvation gives. You must know that He that’s in you is greater than the devil so you need to protect your mind with the assurance that God has indeed saved and given eternal life to those who believe in Christ.

Beloved, Satan may have limited freedom to harass Christians but he does not have authority over you. He is like a dog attached to a chain.

We have the name of Jesus as a strong weapon and like David you must be able to tell your giant… “You come to me with sword, spear, and javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord (1 Samuel 17:45).

Also remember that you… overcome (conquered) him by means of the blood of the Lamb and by the utterance of your testimony… (Revelation 12:11)

Beloved, be confident. You are more than a conquerer and as you use the name and blood of Jesus to fight against the enemy, be sure that you have won every battle thrown your way

God bless you in Jesus Christ name
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