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“As my child, you are blessed to live a victorious life because of Jesus, my Son, and because you have received my Holy Spirit who is powerful and at work in you. There is nothing that you cannot conquer in this life with the ever-present help of my Spirit.
The enemy will try to get to you. He is deceptive, divisive, and will endeavor to trip you up. However, you have power over him and he cannot harm you because he cannot be where I am. He cowers before me because he knows that I am greater in you than he is in the world around you. Be aware of his wiles, but do not fear. Cast him away in the name of Jesus. He must flee at the mention of my name! He will only torment you if you allow it. Be wise, stand firm, and exercise the power of my Spirit over him.
I am your Father and I love you deeply. I created you for relationship and fellowship with me. Come to me, spend time in my presence every day. Listen for the encouragement of my voice as I speak to you. Allow your heart and mind to be open to what I want to say. As you hear, then follow.
When you feel like I am being silent, do not give up. Trust that in silence I am working things out for you. Things that happen in the realm of my Spirit happen on a timetable that is different from your own.
Abide in me, remain strong in me, and trust in my loving care for you. These are the times to stand firm. You must resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Perseverance will have its reward because I will see you through to victory.”
- “It is God who enables us, along with you, to stand firm for Christ. He has commissioned us, and he has identified us as his own by placing the Holy Spirit in our hearts as the first installment that guarantees everything he has promised us.” 2 Corinthians 1:21-22
- “A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all the strategies of the devil.” Ephesians 6:10-11
- “So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” James 4:7
- “No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.” Romans 8:37