“The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).” (John 10:10)
Jesus came 2000 years ago to shed His Blood so that we can have His Life – The Abundant Life. As Born Again believers the very Life of God and Kingdom of heaven is living in us by our faith in Jesus Christ. However if we fail to make the Word of God the measurement for living the Life of Christ dwelling in us or if we continue to walk in willful disobedience to God by disobeying His Word we are not walking in the light. Infact we are deceiving ourselves and we are not dwelling or living for Christ any more but we are living to satisfy our own lusts and worldly appetites. (1 John 4:24).
Sometimes we think we can mix a little bit of God and a little bit of the world together. It is impossible to walk in both light and darkness at the same time. (Ephesians 5:8). We cannot walk with God and walk with the devil at the same time. It is impossible to serve two masters at the same time. God is Holy and as called us to be Holy. (1 Peter 1:13-16); (1 Peter 2:9). Unresolved sin and wilful disobedience to the Word of God can hinder our prayers being answered. And it will open unnecessary doors for the devil to steal the blessings of God from us if refuse to repent.
Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil so that we can live in total victory over sin and Satan. (1 John 3:8). Jesus has set us free but we have to choose to remain free by continual dependency upon Christ through obedience to His Word. It is in this union with Christ that we will remain free from becoming enslaved by satan again. In the Bible, Jesus told us , “ If you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted!” (John 15:7). The secret of living a victorious life that reflects the power and the presence of God is learning to abide in Christ by walking in the light of His Word. This is the place you and I can dwell and no devil in hell or schemes of men can prevail against us. As we abide in Christ we will be strengthened spiritually and we are building a protective edge around us and our loved ones against the attacks of the enemy.
Prayer Confession: Thank you Lord for showing me the way of life. You have laid down sound wisdom for me in your Word. It is by your Word the heavens and the earth were made. The Word of God is a lamp to my feet. As the Word of God abides in me I have the ability to live and function like Jesus is this world. Lord, uproot every way in me displeasing to you and grant me the grace to fulfill your will. Jesus is my Lord, I will not serve two masters, the devil is under my feet in Jesus name! I command you, spirits of disobedience and rebellion be gone from me now! I declare in Jesus name no evil plot of the devil shall prevail against my life and family. By the Blood of Jesus I shall live victorious against sin, sickness, lack and every power of darkness. My life is a testimony of Christ and shall magnify the name of the Lord. In Jesus Name. Amen.
Reflection: "Those who obey God’s commandments remain in fellowship with him, and he with them. And we know he lives in us because the Spirit he gave us lives in us." (1 John 3:24)
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