Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will. ~Romans 12:2 (NIV)
Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy. So stop telling lies. Let us tell our neighbors the truth, for we are all parts of the same body. ~Ephesians 4:23-25 (NLT)
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. ~Genesis 1:27 (KJV)
Imagine you live in a world where everything you were raised to believe is questioned, challenged and the very foundation you’ve built your home, hope and life upon has been shaken. Actually, you do not have to imagine this kind of world because it is the world in which we live.
So, here are my most recent thoughts on how to overcome in 2015:
People in the flesh are always drawn by what is attractive to the eyes, what can be seen at surface level. If we only operate in the flesh and are simply swayed by sight we will succumb to the plans of the enemy. In order to overcome the doubts and challenges projected all around us we must look beyond what we see presently before us and dig deeper for God’s will.
Is there something you are trying to overcome today? Think about it and give it to God. Ask the Lord today for spiritual lens to discern what is true, what is for you, who is for you. There are serpents all around us dressed in sheep’s clothing. There are lies that the world is telling us. Unfortunately, those who call themselves the church have come to believe and accept the lies of the enemy. However, we will not bow down to the world’s devices. Propaganda is all around us and it is enticing as we see in Revelation 17 (…and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH…)
The enemy is crafty and we must know how he operates. Don’t be blind to his devices. He slips in ideas piece by piece through the songs we listen to, the movies we watch, the laws that have been passed (Yes, I did go there!) and the people we love whose opinions we value. Once again, do not be blind to the enemy’s devices!
The good news is, if you have a relationship with the creator, the lamb of God and His holy spirit is living inside of you, YOU CAN AND WILL OVERCOME! Jesus is the only way, the truth and the life! Let Him show you the way through the Infallible WORD of GOD. Remove the blind folds you may not realize have been placed on your eyes by the spirits of this world. It is not easy with the kind of world we live in and when we operate solely in the flesh.
Sin looks good when all we feed is the flesh.
I am reminded of a powerful message I was recently privileged to hear in person on the second night of #NAYC15 (North American Youth Congress) by Stan Gleason “It is in You, The DNA…” Where he spoke of the lamb and its DNA and how quick we are to judge by appearances whether the snake or the lamb would come out a winner if in a battle with each other. Just picture a venomous snake with its deadly sharp fangs fighting against a beautiful, peaceful lamb. Who do you think would overcome? the visual was astounding (A clip of the message coming soon). We too have what it takes to be an overcomer with the same DNA of the lamb living inside of us!
These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful. ~Revelation 17:14
- Please be faithful.
What will you believe? Stand for something, stand for holiness! Be an overcomer through the blood of the lamb and your testimony!
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~Cheerfully & Lovingly,
Lady Stacy Zant 🙂