I have learned the importance of believing everything God wrote and recorded for me.
The Word of God is my playbook for life.
Successfully navigating through this life on earth requires us to believe God when He says that there is an adversary that will oppose you.
He tells us what to do about that in James 4:7
“Submit to God, resist the devil and he WILL flee from you.”
Two necessary postures: submitting and resisting. One is clothed in humility and the other is in a defensive position fully dressed in an armor mentioned in Ephesians 6 that stands authoritative against the assaults.
What do you do when the enemy tries to get you to doubt what God said?
Doubt was presented to Adam and Eve coming from the mouth of that sly devil. He caused them to question the validity of the Word of God by twisting the truth of what God had said.
The devil knows the spiritual power that the Word of God contains for us who believe. He knows a Christian fully walking in their authority is a force for him to reckon with.
He uses his age-old tactic to breed doubt. He actually thought he was clever enough to con Jesus during his fast in Matthew 4 by maligning the Word of God.
Jesus didn’t fall for it and left us the example of quoting back the validity of God’s Word.
We need to be on our game to not fall for this tactic.
He prefers us to be spiritual amputees walking around with a form of religion, but denying its strength and power. That way, we are not a threat to him.
“All scripture is breathed out by God and is profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness that the man of God may be complete equipped for every good work.” 1 Timothy 3: 16-17
If he tries to get you to doubt that the Word of God is not relevant for our culture today, do not believe that lie. He wants you to subtract from the Word of God things like spiritual gifts because those gifts being wielded against him will make him flee.
Did God Really Say That?
Yes, He did and He meant every word to prepare you for your opposition. You are not a spiritual amputee. You are a child of God fully equipped with His Word.
Believe the Word of God. Spiritual gifts are for today.
I believe in you,