God Always Causes Us To Triumph

Written by Maurice Perry


Daily encounters with problems, trials and tribulations have been, and always will berepparttar norm for those that are seeking to liverepparttar 149319 Christian life. Resistance from Satan and His government, powers, principalities in high places and demonic activity throughoutrepparttar 149320 world, will try to wear us down mentally, physically, emotionally and even spiritually. Whether it be a struggling marriage, financial difficulties, wayward children, drug or alcohol addiction, pornography addiction, anger, jealousy, fear, or so on and so forth, these all become daily battles in our life that we must overcome in order to proceed to greater heights inrepparttar 149321 kingdom of God. Our intimacy and communication with God is temporarily affected by these situations.

Apostle Paul gave an excellent testimony torepparttar 149322 church at Corinth about his bout withrepparttar 149323 enemy:

2 Corinthians 12:7-10 7And lest I should be exalted above measure throughrepparttar 149324 abundance ofrepparttar 149325 revelations, there was given to me a thorn inrepparttar 149326 flesh,repparttar 149327 messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. 8For this thing I besoughtrepparttar 149328 Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. 9And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, thatrepparttar 149329 power of Christ may rest upon me. 10Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

In Paulís moment of encountering opposition from Satan,repparttar 149330 first thing that he did was seekrepparttar 149331 Lordís counsel, and he immediately received a response. The Lordís response was that His grace was sufficient for Paul, and thatrepparttar 149332 Lordís strength is perfect for any weakness. But what about Paulís thorn in his flesh? How doesrepparttar 149333 Lordís strength help Paul?

Paul continues and answers this question followingrepparttar 149334 word ofrepparttar 149335 Lord: ďMost gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, thatrepparttar 149336 power of Christ may rest upon me.Ē

We must allowrepparttar 149337 unquenchable, powerful Spirit ofrepparttar 149338 Lord to rest on us and abide within us so that He can dorepparttar 149339 work that He wants to do. We donít have to fight our battles and wage warfare withrepparttar 149340 enemy becauserepparttar 149341 Spirit ofrepparttar 149342 Lord wants to do that within us and for us. It is in our places of weakness thatrepparttar 149343 Holy Spirit builds us up, fortifies us, fights for us, and conquers for us. We can do all things through Christ Jesus!

Psalm 24:7-9 7Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; andrepparttar 149344 King of glory shall come in. 8Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty,repparttar 149345 LORD mighty in battle. 9Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; andrepparttar 149346 King of glory shall come in.

Yes, our Lord is strong and mighty, and He is mighty in battle. To battle is whatrepparttar 149347 Lord wants to do, and He wants to go to battle for us. The Holy Spirit is designed byrepparttar 149348 Father and sent on assignment to do battle on our behalf. Throughrepparttar 149349 Holy Spirit, we are able to wage warfare on our enemies inrepparttar 149350 spirit realm, enemies that we donít see, butrepparttar 149351 Holy Spirit within us is able to discern them and battle them for us.

Ephesians 6:10 10Finally, my brethren, be strong inrepparttar 149352 Lord, and inrepparttar 149353 power of his might.

Here Paul encouragesrepparttar 149354 Ephesians to continue to be strong inrepparttar 149355 Lord, and that His might is powerful. ďMightĒ is defined asrepparttar 149356 power, authority, or resources of an individual or group. It isrepparttar 149357 might of Father God, Jesus Christ,repparttar 149358 Son, andrepparttar 149359 Holy Spirit (each as individuals and together as a group - Trinity) that enables us to excel and triumph in battle.

How do we turn onrepparttar 149360 might of God?

We are able to turn onrepparttar 149361 might of God by obtaining knowledge ofrepparttar 149362 Word of God.

Daniel 11:32 32And such as do wickedly againstrepparttar 149363 covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: butrepparttar 149364 people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.

Those that are able to hearrepparttar 149365 voice ofrepparttar 149366 Lord and knowrepparttar 149367 Lord shall be made strong in times of trouble, trials and tribulations. Then willrepparttar 149368 people that are able to hear Godís voice be able to do exploits, or heroic acts, forrepparttar 149369 average individual does not possessrepparttar 149370 might, power or knowledge to carry them out.

The Message Bill Heard

Written by Abraham Thomas


Voice: Bill!

Bill: I thought I heard a voice.

Voice: Bill! This is a Message from Heaven.

Bill: I don't believe this. Is Heaven on speaking terms withrepparttar world?

Voice: Not often.

Bill: Why me?

Silence

Bill: Speak, Lord. I listen.

Voice: We created all things inrepparttar 149220 universe Ėrepparttar 149221 vast reaches of galaxies andrepparttar 149222 magnificent life on earth. Among all life forms, We endowed man with a superior intelligence, to recognize events around him and to fashion an immense host of feelings. Feelings warn him of danger, drive him to work and make him love and protect his children.

Bill: But, Lord, feelings drive us mad. We cry in sadness and weep in shame. We are burdened by guilt and goaded by ambition. Feelings torture us in our waking hours and chase us in our nightmares. Could you kindly take back this gift of feelings? Not wanting to hurt Your feelings...

Voice: When you were a young civilisation, you needed feelings.

Bill: Nobody could ever need all that pain.

Voice: Aeons ago, feelings guided men. Fear made him run away fromrepparttar 149223 roar ofrepparttar 149224 lion. And love prevented him from eating his young. But, across millenniums, you have grown and accumulated wisdom. Now, you really don't needrepparttar 149225 crutch of painful feelings. You can walk free!

Bill: Save me from jests, Lord. How can mankind ever be rid of pain and fear, anger and jealousy? Those emotions take hold, even before we realise it.

Voice: Yes. That isrepparttar 149226 order of things Ėrepparttar 149227 wayrepparttar 149228 system works. Your purpose in life is to live it fully against its immense odds. Left unsolved, those difficulties caused you pain, anger, or frustration. Emotions wererepparttar 149229 supreme gift, which forced you to solve those problems. But, across centuries, you have accumulated wisdom. That wisdom resides within you.

Bill: But, Lord, where does such wisdom reside within me?

Voice: Within your nerve cells. We gifted you with more than a hundred billion. Each cell perceives, remembers, recalls and recognizes. You see and rememberrepparttar 149230 sunset to recognizerepparttar 149231 approach of night.

Bill: But, Lord, I feel anger and hatred, pain and disgust. Where do these reside?

Voice: Nerve cells fire to stir your emotions. If one fires, you feel dread. If another fires, you feel pleasure. Your own scientists discovered these age old secrets. The nerve cells of your limbic system lie atrepparttar 149232 core of your joy and delight, pain and anger. Their patterns of firing decide your feelings and emotions.

Bill: But, Lord, that limbic system drives us out of our minds.

Voice: The memories of your limbic system carryrepparttar 149233 experiences of all of living history. It recognizesrepparttar 149234 pattern of events in your environment and responds with fitting feelings. Those feelings drive you to action. It is called pattern recognition.

Bill: You mean pattern recognition moves us? One region recognizes events fromrepparttar 149235 patterns inrepparttar 149236 environment. The limbic system recognizes events and triggers feelings. Andrepparttar 149237 motor system recognizesrepparttar 149238 pattern of feelings and triggers actions?

Voice: Exactly. Pattern recognition. Most of your scientists still believe nerve cells compute. Actually, they don't compute. They fire when they recognize patterns. Butrepparttar 149239 views of science will change. Understanding and peace of mind will follow.

Bill: But, Lord, ifrepparttar 149240 nerve cells merely recognize patterns and respond automatically, are we just automatons? Did you not grant us a free will?

Voice: Of course you have a free will, residing in your pre-frontal regions. Those regions recognizerepparttar 149241 whole picture. It is just that you are ruled by your limbic system, rather thanrepparttar 149242 free and measured will expressed by your pre-frontal regions. Raw emotions, rather than dispassionate views ofrepparttar 149243 whole guide you.

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