Wednesday, May 17, 2017

First Thoughts of Evil!

In the Scriptures it says, "I spoke because I had faith." We have that same kind of faith. So we speak because we know that God raised the Lord Jesus to life. And just as God raised Jesus, he will also raise us to life. Then he will bring us into his presence together with you.  All of this has been done for you, so that more and more people will know how kind God is and will praise and honor him.  We never give up. Our bodies are gradually dying, but we ourselves are being made stronger each day.  These little troubles are getting us ready for an eternal glory that will make all our troubles seem like nothing.  Things that are seen don't last forever, but things that are not seen are eternal. That's why we keep our minds on the things that cannot be seen.

2 Corinthians 4: 13 - 18

The fundamental spiritual conflict in this life is a battle for the control of your mind.  

If Satan can persuade you to spend your time letting your thoughts focus on the ungodliness of this world, then he will eventually have your actions and ultimately your allegiance!  

But if you only allow your thoughts to dwell on righteousness, holiness, and the eternal things that are not seen, your actions and your heart will soon follow in devotion to Jesus Christ!  

If you swat down the annoying gnats of the first thoughts of evil, you will not be overcome by a swarm of unrighteousness that attempts to control your life!

“Lord Jesus give me the strength to reject the temptation to think about things on this earth and not things in Heaven.  And may You, Jesus be praised now and forever.  Amen.”

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