How to Be a Victorious Person
Recognize that there is an enemy to our soul's success.
Satan is the sinister embodiment of everything hateful; the sum of all that is heinous and hellish; the chief spirit manipulating the violence of evil men and the viciousness of deadly disease.
To understand what Satan is really like, look at the emaciated body of an African child in a nation ravaged by famine. Or see bodies blown to bits by terrorists bombs. That is what hell is up too.
Jesus said that the enemy of our soul is:
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.(NIV)John 10:10
Look at a body racked by cancer-This is hell at work!
Look at hearts broken in the wake of splintered homes-That is hell doing its best.
But it is no less hell at work when you meet people who have lost hope, been reduced to despair that they take their own lives.
That same hell is at work against you!
You must recognize that there is an enemy that you must overcome!
He is the same for every individual!
He is not happy for you to be involved in the restoration of Kingdom of God
He is a roaring Lion!
1 Pet 5:8
8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.(NKJ)
1 When Sanballat heard that we were rebuilding the wall, he became angry and was greatly incensed. He ridiculed the Jews,
That is the same enemy that Nehemiah faced in Jerusalem!
He took on different names but the spirit was exactly the same!
Earlier the building effort having recently begun, Sanballat now laughed in disdain at the Jews, seeking by many means to destroy their morale!
His relentless attacks are the same against us today.
They come in 5 forms!
Look at them in Verse 2
"What are these feeble Jews doing? Will they fortify themselves? Will they offer sacrifices? Will they c ...
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