In 1st Samuel 30 the Amalekites had attacked Ziklag, a city in the Negev region, which was southwest of the Kingdom of Judah. They burned it, and took the women and everyone else in it, both young and old captive. When David and his men got to Ziklag, they found it destroyed by fire and their wives, sons and daughters had been taken captive. Verse 4 says David and his men wept until they had no strength left to weep.
Are going through some challenges, setbacks, or dark moments in life? Have you been searching high and low for your breakthrough? I want you to know that what you're going through is just a phase, a process. When everything that can go wrong goes wrong, you are on the brink of breakthrough!
Jesus said in John 10:10 that Satan comes only to steal, kill, and destroy. His native language is lie (John 8:44). He has been trying to deceive man since the Garden through a clever line of reasoning.
The Body of Christ is made up of individuals at every possible level of spirituality. Some people are fully aware of the Believer's freedom and liberty in Jesus, and they live accordingly.
It is almost impossible to escape profanity, vulgarity, and immorality in today’s society. It is on the television, in the movies and in our music, on the side of buses, in our books and pretty much everywhere we look.
“Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him. As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.” − Psalm 68:1-2
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out the world is full of darkness. Because of sin, we all experience things God never intended us to experience. Sin has brought brokenness, heartache, pain, and tears. Light improves our vision, so it is important that we acquire the Light of Christ and remain in it.
“This is real love—not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.” 1 John 4:10 NLT
As Christians the greatest battle that we face is the battle with our own mind. What we think on (meditate on) we believe, do, and say. Proverbs 23:7 tells us as a man thinks in his heart, so is he.
Wow! We made it to 2020. Now what shall we do with the new mercy that God has given us. I believe because God’s laws are for our good (Deuteronomy 10:13) there is nothing more important that we can do as we move forward into the new year than write God’s word on our heart.
The devil is a liar. Jesus called him the father of lies, and of all that is false (John 8:44). He lies to us and tells us things about ourselves, about other people and about circumstances that are just not true. He does come announcing that he is here to destroy us. He doesn’t tell us the entire lie all at once. No, he is strategic. He moves slowly and cautiously bombarding our mind with little nagging thoughts, suspicions, doubts, fears, and theories to accomplish his goal of setting up strongholds in our mind.