Posts Tagged ‘Evil One

11
Oct
17

The One Who Is In You

You have great power living in you! Did you know that? Listen to what John says:

You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. – 1 John 4:4 (NIV)

The Holy Spirit of God dwells in you from the moment you come to Jesus for salvation. The evil one has no hold on you from that moment on and forever. God’s Spirit will lead you, guide you, teach you, comfort you and seal you for eternity. Our job is to listen as He guides and to surrender to His leadership and teaching. When false teachers and false prophets come along, God’s Spirit will remind you of the truth of Jesus’ words. When the evil one comes calling to tempt you, the Holy Spirit will lead you out of temptation. God’s Spirit lives in you and He is greater than any force of evil, including the enemy.
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29
Aug
17

We Are Overcomers

Good Tuesday morning to you! The Apostle John tells his audience why he was writing to them. He says:

I am writing to you, dear children,
    because your sins have been forgiven on account of his name.
13 I am writing to you, fathers,
    because you know him who is from the beginning.
I am writing to you, young men,
    because you have overcome the evil one.

14 I write to you, dear children,
    because you know the Father.
I write to you, fathers,
    because you know him who is from the beginning.
I write to you, young men,
    because you are strong,
    and the word of God lives in you,
    and you have overcome the evil one.

​ – 1 John 2:12-14 (NIV)​
Twice he says that they had overcome the evil one. We give the evil one more credit than he is due. Through Jesus Christ, we have overcome the evil one. The devil cannot defeat you if you are in Christ Jesus. The devil doesn’t make you do anything. The One living in you is greater than the one in the world. Don’t give the enemy any power over you. Jesus overcame the enemy and He has given you His victory.



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