JUMPING LIFE'S HURDLES: PART TWO
"SAYING `NO' WHEN YOU DON'T FEEL LIKE IT."
By Fenton Moorhead
EPH 6:11 Put on the full ARMOR of God so that you can take your
stand against the devil's SCHEMES. (WILES, DECEIT, CLEVER
EPH 6:12 For our STRUGGLE (WRESTLE) is not against flesh and
blood, but against .... the powers of this dark world and
against the spiritual forces of evil....
1PE 5:8 Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil
prowls around like a ROARING LION looking for someone to DEVOUR.
A WAR, A WRESTLING MATCH- HAND TO HAND , A JUNGLE!"
A BATTLE FOR OUR SOULS.
HOW'S YOUR DEFENSE AGAINST EVIL?
NOT TOO STRONG?
LIKE SWIMMING UP NIAGARA FALLS?
"I CAN RESIST ANYTHING, BUT TEMPTATION." OSCAR WILDE
OH, YOU'RE JUST GOING TO OUTSCORE THE EVIL ONE?
SCORE MORE RUNS THAN HIM? DO MORE GOOD THAN EVIL?
HAVE A STRONG OFFENSE, BUT A WEAK DEFENSE? FORGET IT!
THE STRONGEST OFFENSE IS NOT ENOUGH TO WIN!
YOU NEED DEFENSE!
WE NEED SHUT OUTS AGAINST THE EVIL ONE.
WE MUST FIND THE SPIRITUAL STRENGTH TO SAY "NO" TO EVIL,
EVEN WHEN IT IS MOST APPEALING,
AND MANY AROUND US ARE BEING SWEPT DOWNSTREAM.
THE OUTCOME OF HOW YOU HANDLE TEMPTATION IS CRUCIAL TO YOU,
YOUR FAMILY, EVERYTHING IN YOUR LIFE! INTEGRITY IS EVERYTHING!
PRO 14:12 There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the
end it leads to death.
EVERYTHING CAN BE LOST IF WE DO NOT CONSIDER THE REAL DANGERS!
TEMPTATION MEANS FACING A PRESSURE SITUATION TO CROSS A
BOUNDARY, WHEN WRONG IS PRESENTED AS OFFERING A BENE ...
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