Overcoming Sin by His Power ( by C.H. Spurgeon)

Charles H. Spurgeon

“In the name of the Lord I will destroy them.”

Psalm 118:12

Our Lord Jesus, by his death, did not purchase a right to a part of us only, but to the entire man. He contemplated in his passion the sanctification of us wholly, spirit, soul, and body; that in this triple kingdom he himself might reign supreme without a rival. It is the business of the newborn nature which God has given to the regenerate to assert the rights of the Lord Jesus Christ. My soul, so far as thou art a child of God, thou must conquer all the rest of thyself which yet remains unblest; thou must subdue all thy powers and passions to the silver sceptre of Jesus’ gracious reign, and thou must never be satisfied till he who is King by purchase becomes also King by gracious coronation, and reigns in thee supreme.

Seeing, then, that sin has no right to any part of us, we go about a good and lawful warfare when we seek, in the name of God, to drive it out. O my body, thou art a member of Christ: shall I tolerate thy subjection to the prince of darkness? O my soul, Christ has suffered for thy sins, and redeemed thee with his most precious blood: shall I suffer thy memory to become a storehouse of evil, or thy passions to be firebrands of iniquity? Shall I surrender my judgment to be perverted by error, or my will to be led in fetters of iniquity? No, my soul, thou art Christ’s, and sin hath no right to thee.

Be courageous concerning this, O Christian! be not dispirited, as though your spiritual enemies could never be destroyed. You are able to overcome them—not in your own strength—the weakest of them would be too much for you in that; but you can and shall overcome them through the blood of the Lamb. Do not ask, “How shall I dispossess them, for they are greater and mightier than I?” but go to the strong for strength, wait humbly upon God, and the mighty God of Jacob will surely come to the rescue, and you shall sing of victory through his grace.

Behold the Devil’s Business Card ( by Don and Dawn)

 

Did you know that the Enemy himself has a business card that he regularly hands to uninformed people? (At least, that’s what a friend of mine told me…)

The front of the card is beautifully designed with stunning graphics.  The caption reads, “PLEASURES UNLIMITED!”

The reverse side of the card backs up the promise on the front.  It says, “Guaranteed by the Father of Lies!”

So many people today are looking for pleasure.  They think they have found a gold mine when they stumble across the Devil’s calling card.  Imagine:  pleasures unlimited!

Only a closer look at the fine print reveals the value of the guarantee.  It is backed by a habitual liar.  Now, that’s some guarantee, isn’t it?

God’s Word, on the other hand, offers a similar promise, but the fine print reads very differently.  The Psalmist said of the Lord in Psalm 16:11, “You will show me the path of LIFE;  at Your right hand are PLEASURES FOREVERMORE!”   

A closer look at the fine print reveals the value of such a promise:  it is backed by “God, who cannot lie…” (Titus 1:2).  Now, that’s a guarantee you can take to the bank!

Have you ever been fooled by the Enemy’s lies?  Have you been duped into thinking that doing things his way will make your life easier or happier? Why not turn your attention to the One Who cannot lie to you?

Get into His Word and see what wonderful promises He has for those who love Him!

Click here to get started hiding God’s Word in your heart today.  You will find pleasures unlimited!

God Guides with His Word ( Don& Dawn)

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Recently, I read an inspiring story and I want to share it to you:

 

A young pilot had just passed the point of no return when the weather changed for the worse. Visibility dropped to a matter of feet as fog descended to the earth.

Putting total trust in the cockpit instruments was a new experience to him, for the ink was still wet on the certificate verifying that he was qualified for instrument flying.

The landing worried him the most. His destination was a crowded metropolitan airport he wasn’t familiar with.

In a few minutes he would be in radio contact with the tower. Until then, he was alone with his thoughts.

His instructor had practically forced him to memorize the rulebook. He didn’t care for it at the time, but now he was thankful.

Finally he heard the voice of the air traffic controller. “I’m going to put you on a holding pattern,” the controller radioed. Great! thought the pilot.

However, he knew that his safe landing was in the hands of this person. He had to draw upon his previous instructions and training, and trust the voice of an air traffic controller he couldn’t see.

Aware that this was no time for pride, he informed the controller, “This is not a seasoned pro up here. I would appreciate any help you could give me.”

“You’ve got it!” he heard back.

For the next 45 minutes, the controller gently guided the pilot through the blinding fog.

As course and altitude corrections came periodically, the young pilot realized the controller was guiding him around obstacles and away from potential collisions.

With the words of the rulebook firmly placed in his mind, and with the gentle voice of the controller, he landed safely at last.

The Holy Spirit guides us through the maze of life much like that air traffic controller.

The controller assumed that the young pilot understood the instructions of the flight manual. His guidance was based on that.

Such is the case with the Holy Spirit: He can guide us if we have knowledge of God’s Word and His will established in our minds.

So don’t ignore the power of scripture memorization.

This discipline alone can lead you to greater heights of your faith in God. And there’s no better time to begin memorizing Bible verses but today