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You Can Live a Victorious Christian Life

‘Don’t let yourself think about ways to indulge your evil desires.’ Romans 13:14 NLT

If you’re serious about living a victorious Christian life you must do three things:

(1) Burn the bridges to your old lifestyle. Any bridge you refuse to burn gives Satan an invitation and re-entry point into your life. The new believers at Ephesus did something radical; they brought out all their books on witchcraft and pornography and burned them in public. They weren’t namby-pamby or willy-nilly; they were committed! They lived by the words: ‘Don’t let yourself think about ways to indulge your evil desires.’

(2) Establish prayer as a top priority. Prayer puts a shield of divine protection around you; don’t start your day without it. Jesus said, ‘Keep watch and pray, so that you will not give in to temptation.’ (Matthew 26:41 NLT) Unless you acknowledge your vulnerability for sin, you won’t pray against it and you’ll end up experiencing defeat. The most effective weapon the enemy has against you—is you. Your old nature must be crucified daily, and prayer is how you do it.

(3) Fill your mind with God’s Word. Jesus said, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ (Matthew 4:4 NKJV) Three different times in the wilderness Satan tried to get Jesus to submit to temptation, and each time Jesus responded, ‘It is written.’ (Matthew 4:4;7;10 KJV) After the third attempt Satan gave up and left Him alone. Why? Because he can’t prevail against you when you know God’s Word and stand on it. So have your ‘It is written’ armour ready. Build yourself up on the Word of God before the attack comes.

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Thank-you for sharing sister.
The reference to the Church in Galatia and what they did reminds me of what I did years ago with some fantasy books that I was reading at the time. I realized I could not walk with the Lord, profess to be a believer and continue to put into me the garbage that was in these books I had been reading. I couldn't build a fire and burn them, but I could rip them up and place them in the trash can.

My family observed me doing this and thought me strange doing what I was doing. My son asked me why I didn't sell them and make some money off the selling of them instead of just destroying them. I asked him that if I thought it was poison for myself to read them. Why would I give it to another to be likewise so corrupted?

Truly difficult times we live in when everything in this world is corruptible and as it says "For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect. Matthew 24:24. Truly three things in this devotional that all should be mindful of. Past sins, Praying continually, and Knowledge/Growth in His Word.

Once again Dear Sister @ladylovesJesus. Thank-you.
With the Love of Christ Jesus.
YBIC
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