Hey, guys! It’s Monday! I’m so excited to share this sixth way to kick the devil’s butt with you — my fingers are currently flying across the keyboard! Are you ready for the sixth way to kick the devil’s butt in your everyday life?
We studied this subject in an early Next Level meeting one day, and I looked back at my journal and expounded on the snippets we wrote down.
… just in case you forgot your defeat, devil.
I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but He that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire!
Well what does fire mean?
I’m so glad you asked. ?
The devil wants us to be insecure and always concerned about what others think about us serving God, but…
God has given us freedom! We’re no longer bound by what the world says or people think. We are free to be all that God has called and created us to be! We are free to live a radical, Spirit-filled life for Jesus.
In the Next Level meeting when we discussed this, our assignment was to quickly write in our journals three things God has helped us to be free about. I wrote down “[free to] worship, [to] speak out, [and be] myself.”
The devil wants to destroy our relationship with God by telling us we’re not good enough or Jesus doesn’t love us… WHICH COULD NEVER BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH, because…
God made a way for us to have a relationship with Him through His Son, Jesus Christ! If we’re saved, Jesus’ blood not only covers our sins but it washed them away COMPLETELY, and now we can come boldly before the Lord! In the Bible it says no man comes unto the Father but by Jesus, Who was the Living Sacrifice for us all. It’s because of Jesus that we can have an intimate relationship with God!
Let’s desire to know more of God each day; to know His Word, to know His Way, to hear His voice, and to have a close, personal relationship with Him!
If we believe in Jesus at all, the devil wants us to make Christianity just another religion packed full with cheesy Christian mantras and overbearing rituals. Religion is man’s attempt to get to God. But God already made a way for the relationship to be restored and for the power of sin to be broken! The devil hates it when we’re open for God’s power to move in and through our lives, so…
Let’s make sure the things of God are important to us! Let’s desire to grow and increase in the Knowledge of God and in His ways and let His love and power flow through us to those in need. God wants to move in and through our lives and has GREAT things in store for us as we let Him do so!
We can’t take any of our possessions with us when we go to Heaven… only souls. How many of our classmates / friends will live in Heaven for their eternity? What will we have to say for ourselves when we make it to Heaven and God asks us what we’ve done with the life, blessings, and resources He gave us on the earth? The devil is all about distracting us from what truly matters in the long run, but…
Let’s let eternity be stamped on our hearts and reflected in the decisions that we make in our lives. We’re not here to play games with the things of God — let’s reach others with the Gospel, plundering hell and populating Heaven!
E is my favorite letter of the F-I-R-E acronym. Eternity is stamped on my heart — ENGRAVED there. It’s a passion burning so deep inside of me that it brings tears to my eyes as I write this and drives me to share the Gospel with the world. I would not wish for even my worst enemy to send themselves to hell by rejecting Jesus. I don’t want to waste the life God has given me and have nothing to say for myself when I get to eternity… not gonna happen! I want to bring everyone I can with me and will keep sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to my last breath…
Because I know these four awesome things God has made available to me — and you do, too!
Which letter is your favorite?
Love you guys so much! If there is no one else praying for you today, I am! ♥