mikehill4jesus “How powerful is the Devil?”
2nd November 2016 (24.31) My .mp3 Thought for Today Audio
You can see his power in your Family and Community!
2 Corinthians 4:4 The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
Look at your own life. Look at the life of your Family; your Community; your workplace; Christians who do terrible things; your Politicians; the News; Films; TV Programs!
WHAT DO YOU SEE?
But the Lord Jesus has DEFEATED HIM!
2 Corinthians 4:5 For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. 6 For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ [Gen. 1:3] made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.
7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 10 We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. 11 For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body. 12 So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.
13 It is written: ‘I believed; therefore I have spoken.’ [Psalm 116:10 (see Septuagint)] Since we have that same spirit of [Or Spirit-given] faith, we also believe and therefore speak, 14 because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you to himself. 15 All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.
16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
The world honours the Religious, but hates the Spiritual Followers of the Lord Jesus who are honoured by God.
The world hates the disciples of Jesus who is Lord
John 15:18 ‘If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. 19 If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. 20 Remember what I told you: “A servant is not greater than his master.” [John 13:16] If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. 21 They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the one who sent me. 22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin. 23 Whoever hates me hates my Father as well. 24 If I had not done among them the works no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. As it is, they have seen, and yet they have hated both me and my Father. 25 But this is to fulfil what is written in their Law: “They hated me without reason.” [Psalms 35:19; 69:4]
The work of the Holy Spirit
26 ‘When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father – the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father – he will testify about me. 27 And you also must testify, for you have been with me from the beginning.
Where do you find help that will set you free from the Devil and his Followers?
They are called called Spiritual Leaders within the Spiritual Body of Christ. They will help you to understand and obey the Gospel of Jesus that leads Lost Souls like you to give your life to Him – The Only Saviour! These Helpers are lovers of the Lord Jesus Christ and are truly born-again of the spirit of God and have the Lord Jesus and his Father making their home with them. They are filled with the Holy Spirit of God! “THIS IS GOOD NEWS!”
If the Devil still has power over you?
IT’S YOUR FAULT FOR NOT GIVING YOUR LIFE TO THE LORD JESUS!
DO IT NOW!
Here is a webpage containing the teaching of Charles Finney on this subject of a true Follower of the Lord Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
My webpage on being In Christ without which no Testimony can be valid.
The Gospel of Jesus that many Christian Leaders, who have no true Testimony, need to use.
What is Moral Law? Do Christians know, let alone, understand it.
Bad Preaching so as to convert no one CHURCHIANITY
Good Preaching so as to win Souls CHRISTIANITY
The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit who provides the Testimony and without whom we are just playing at Christianity.
My Tribute to the Rev Ken and Jean Newton, once of Wholeness Ministries International in Southport, Nr Brisbane, Australia.