Quick Tip of the Day for January 31, 2014
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The Lord will fight for you, you need only be still. Be quiet and obey
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When God led Moses and His people out of slavery in Egypt, He showed
him the way ahead of time and told him Pharoah would come after them.
warned of satan’s attempts to devour God’s children and the spiritual
warfare that we face. “He [spiritual enemy] uses ruthless and
unconventional tactics such as deceit, deflection and disguise” (David
Jeremiah, I Never Thought I’d See the Day*). We need to know how to
get the victory over the enemy.
If you and your mate are both Christians, you should be on the same
team. But if you are facing betrayal, then clearly someone has been
deceived by the lust of the flesh and is not taking spiritual warfare
seriously. But you can win this battle by doing 6 things:
1. Recognize that we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but
against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the
darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts (Ephesians 6:12).
2. Recognize the enemy wishes to see Christ-followers defeated.
3. Recognize you have a Supreme Warrior who will fight for you.
4. Know that God has a plan in this even if your mate doesn’t change.
5. Cry! Notice as Pharoah drew near what the Israelites did. “…and
they became frightened; so the sons of Israel cried out to the Lord”
(Exodus 14:10, NAS). Great idea, isn’t it?
6. Memorize His promise in Hebrews 13:5, “I will never leave you nor
forsake you, so that we confidently say, ‘The Lord is my Helper, I
will not be afraid. What shall man do to me?’” or “For He shall give
His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways” Psalm 91:11
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You, your children and your marriage matter to God. He is touched with
the feeling of your infirmities. Even if you don’t feel you can apply
these scriptures right now, just keep repeating them over and over.
Then let us know what influence they have had. Leave a comment.
Sources: The Holy Bible; I Never Thought I’d See the Day, by David Jeremiah, Faith Words Hachette Book Group, NY; ©2011 by David Jeremiah; pg. 38. The second chapter of this book, though not geared to marriage, is a real eye opener for Christians who thought life would always be rosy and picturesque. Jeremiah says he never thought he’d see the day “When Christian Wouldn’t Know They Were in a War”.
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