Opposites Clash

The saying goes that “opposites attract.” While that may be true in some aspects of male/female relationships, it does not apply in the ultimate fight of good against evil. In the battle between God and Satan, opposites definitely do NOT attract. They clash.

The Bible says that the acts of our sinful nature are obvious. They include sexual immorality, impurity, idolatry, hatred, discord, jealousy, envy, and the like. These are weapons Satan uses to perpetuate his evil agenda in our world. Now consider the fruits of the Holy Spirit. The Bible defines them as “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.”

Christians are on Gods side in the spiritual battle. Our weapons are completely contrary to Satans. They clash with the enemys weapons. So I ask you today: Which weapons are you using? If you indulge your sinful nature day in and day out, you are not using the weapons from the Lord, for sure. And that means you are NOT a threat to the enemy!

Today, may you choose to stand boldly as Gods soldier, as Gods warrior, in the battle against evil. Engage in the spiritual battle for eternal souls. Because, the battle is real, the battle is on – its going on incessantly – and you and I are Gods servants to reach out to those who need Jesus. So, lets do it!

Eyes on the Prize

We serve a victorious God! Jesus Christ conquered death and Satan when He rose from the dead! But the spiritual battle between good and evil will continue being fought on this earth until the day the Lord Jesus Christ returns in all His glory.

Today, lets focus not on the enemy, but on the Victor. Because when your eyes are on Jesus Christ, He directs your steps. And when He directs your steps, everything you do will be a threat to the enemy.

The Bible tells us to: “Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.”

My friend, this is exciting news! When we live our lives as representatives of the Lord Jesus, by definition we are a threat to Satans evil plans. We do not have to fear the enemy. We do not have to strategize how to defeat him. We simply let God fill us as He guides our every word and every deed. We threaten the enemy as we reach our world for Jesus Christ.

Will you do it today? Will you tell someone about Jesus our Savior and our Lord? That is the best weapon for the good of people and for the good of the nation.

Freedom from Sins

I have a friend in England named Jim Perry. Jim and his wife

Veronica are believers, and love the Lord Jesus. But it wasnt always that way.

Jim was into the occult for many years. At times he wanted to get out, but didnt know how. Jim was miserable, haunted by the things done at the satanic gatherings.

Then, Jim met Veronica, who was a serious follower of Jesus. Jim says that Veronica had a peace about her that he had been searching for for years.

So when Veronica invited Jim to hear me speak at a stadium in London, Jim accepted. That night, Jim heard about the forgiveness and love that Christ offers – even to the vilest offender as he called himself.

On his second visit, Jim decided to trust Jesus Christ as His Savior, and he finally received peace from God and liberation from demonic forces and perversions.

Jesus offers that same peace to you and me this Easter season. Because He rose from the grave and is alive today, He has the power to forgive and purify us and set us free. Theres no more guilt, no more shame.

Psalm 34:5 says “Those who look to Him are radiant; their faces are never covered in shame.”

If youve never opened your heart to Christ, I hope that youll do it this Easter season. Remember, Jesus Chris is alive, and He offers you complete peace with God. Isnt that what youre searching for?

A Crystal Goblet

A friend of ours, Carla, met a young college girl when she was speaking at a university. This girl told my friend that she was brought up in the church. Her dad was even a minister. But she said that when she went to college, she went crazy! She started playing around and partying. And now she felt so polluted, so dirty, so unclean!

So the Lord gave my friend an idea. Carla told that college girl to find a beautiful crystal goblet. She said to look at the goblet and say, “This is the way God made me: beautiful, spotless, wonderful.” Then she told her to get some mud and dog doo and mess up the goblet; fill it with garbage and look at it and say, “This is me, because I rebelled against the Lord.”

Finally, she told her to clean up the goblet. Disinfect it 100%. And look at it again and say, “This is me now, cleansed by the blood of Jesus Christ. His living water can flow through me because Im clean.” Isnt that a great approach?

God says in Isaiah 1:18, “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow.” People all around us are walking around feeling like that dirty goblet. They dont have any idea how fantastic being cleaned up 100% would be. Someone should tell them. Maybe that someone is you!

Seeing the Lord

The Bible indicates that Mary Magdalene was a woman if ill repute. She had been demon possessed and had obviously done a lot of bad things. But when Jesus took the demons out of her, Mary believed in Him, and she was forgiven of all shed done.

Later on, after Jesus rose from the dead, He appeared to Mary first, before any of the disciples. God gave Mary the privilege of being the first one to see Jesus alive. She was able to say, “Ive seen the Lord!”

Today, you may not be able to see God with your physical eyes as Mary Magdalene did, but you can see him with the eyes of your soul. If you will open your heart to Christ, youll be able to say, Ive seen the Lord. He came into my heart. He forgave my sins. Im at peace with God.

And the proof of it is the resurrection confirmed in my heart by Gods Holy Spirit. The Bible says that when Jesus rose from the dead, God was confirming that all our sins are forgiven by faith in Him.

Hebrews 10:10 says, “We have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ.”

Its all based on the work of the cross. No one is good enough to enter the kingdom of God, because to enter it we have to be perfect. And the only way to be perfect is to be washed, as the Bible puts it, in the blood of Jesus Christ. Will you receive that cleansing today?