WHAT SHAPES YOUR LIFE?
PHILIPPIANS 3: 8 - 11
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JESUS CHRIST said, "All power is given unto me in heaven and
He then said, "You shall receive power..."
You might well be musing: "Well somewhere between Him and me the
power-line has been short-circuited. There is a power outage in
my life." That may well be. If it is, it can be corrected. You
may feel you don't have enough power to light a pen light for
ten seconds. There is a reason.
You may be so lacking in spiritual power you can't conquer that
sin which does so easily beset you. Perhaps every time you meet
sin on the field of temptation you suffer defeat. Instead of
saying "I came, I saw, I conquered," you may feel, "I came, I
saw, I concurred."
To do battle in the energy of the flesh is to suffer repetitious
defeats. To wage spiritual warfare in the power of the Lord
Jesus Christ is to be assured of victory for, "Greater is He
that is in you than he that is in the world."
Satan recognizes this to be true even if we don't. He knows He
can't deal with the power imparted by Christ. His only
successful ploy is to mislead the believer. He started in the
Garden of Eden and still uses the same tactic. It simply is to
convince the believer God is cheating us and denying us good
things that are harmless. Adam and Eve believed that lie rather
than the fact that God is trying to preserve our good.
THREE THINGS ENABLE BELIEVERS TO ENJOY SPIRITUAL VICTORY.
I. P O W E R Vs. 10 "that I may know Him and the
Do you desire to know Christ better? This expression does not
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