LUCIFER, “WORTH CONSIDERING” 5/26/20 By Ken<><
| Today’s Scripture (In my e-mails this morning from Texas.)|
|“…You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world…” (1 John 4:4, NIV)|
|The Enemy Has Been Defeated|
Some people live worried and afraid because they see the enemy as a powerful force that can control them and keep them defeated. They give him power that he doesn’t have. Our heavenly Father is on the throne. He’s the Judge. He has you in the palms of His hands. Nothing can snatch you away. God is the creator; Satan is a created being, a fallen angel. When Jesus came out of the grave, He took the keys of death and hell away from the enemy. Every force of darkness was broken when Christ rose from the dead. He said, “All power in heaven and earth has been given to Me. Now I give it to you.” You’re more powerful than any force that’s trying to stop you. Don’t be afraid of the enemy. He has already been defeated; he’s afraid of you. We’re in a fixed fight. We know the outcome. God said He always causes you to triumph.
|A Prayer for Today|
|“Father, thank You that every force of the enemy was broken when Jesus rose from the dead and took the keys of death and hell from him. Thank You for living in me and empowering me to do battle. I declare that You have a life of victory for me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”|
Lucifer was created as a most beautiful intelligent spiritual being until he became lifted up in pride due to his beauty and tried to take part of God’s creation for himself. Ezek.28:12-19, Isa.14:12-23 AMP, for the real lucifer history. Obviously the angels were also given a free will to learn to exercise as has been given us. 2/3rds of the angels stayed in obedience, 1/3 defected into disobedience with lucifer. And now you and I are in a temporary physical world of testing so as to also come to a decision as to who our Lord shall be, me or God. So in Christ Jesus in humility and obedience we can become victorious if we choose the light. But in our own will or strength we are no match for lucifer and his minions. Lucifer still hopes to win the title to rule on earth by destroying all of the Jews so GOD’S Promises to Abraham could not be fulfilled. If you look to history you will see that his attacks against the Jews has been unrelenting in every generation. Today, we even see the armies of the world gathering around the little nation of Israel for a “Final Solution.” So lucifer was not created as he is today and neither were we as in Adam prior to the Fall. But for us there is the potential to be restored to our Creator’s original intent in Christ Jesus. So each of us now in Christ Jesus have the opportunity to be restored to the original vision of God to ultimately be made in HIS Image and Likeness. Like Apostle Paul shares in his Corinth letter: “ ” 1 Cor.15:21-23
So as we are truly given into Christ 100% with no hypocrisy (Acting) we can learn to become more than Conquerors Rom.8:37. Reminds me of the allegory story by John Bunyan titled, “The Holy War” (The War for Mansoul) where diobolus is making a last ditch effort to still have a very small room in Mansoul. And the King declines to allow him to even send postcards. That Mansoul is to be 100% his. If you have not read or listened to this story, you need to make it a must. I played it up at Sabina’s Land for about 50 hippies and it started the revival there for the Land to eventually become Christian. Took my portable reel to reel tape recorder up to the Land and played it with the story narrated by Ethel Barrett, Published by Christian Light Publications. (Now on CD.) They all loved the story and it sank heart deep and started the flow of souls there into God’s Kingdom.
So as we allow Christ Jesus to have rule over us and make HIM LORD, Rom. 10:9-10 it makes it possible for us to change from being the children of Adam to becoming the children of God. And changes our citizenship and allows the Holy Spirit with God’s Grace to begin make us like Jesus as pride, rebellion and lucifer are evicted from having any part of us. Not even to send a post card. Not only is our life style completely overhauled but we even get to put on the mind of Christ and HIS great love to help lost souls find HIS & our Father’s Kingdom. A ministry that he left for us to accomplish in HIS POWER. “Matt.28:18-20. “ John 17:22-23. So we need to learn to submit to the Holy Spirit in humility and obedience to learn how to become totally in Jesus and to exercise HIS power in unity to help our sick world find HIS great love, forgiveness, healing and blessings for HIS glory. Eph. 4:11-16.
(Past editions of “Worth Considering” are available by a link on our home page.)
There is but one Apostolic Church of Christ Jesus for eternity,
And all who truly Love and Obey HIM are members.
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