There sure are a lot of defeated Christians walking around these days as if they don’t know who lives in them. I’m astonished at times listening to a friend explain situations in their lives that with their own words and attitude have already defeated themselves. When I say these things, I am not judging, for I was in the same shoes and believed the same lies the enemy told me many times…”How many times you gonna pray that? God can’t hear you with the way you are living!” “Why even pick up that Bible, you don’t even understand half of what is in it! It can’t help you anyways!” If I had a dollar for every time I heard those lies throughout my walk with the Lord, and the countless others he spews forth out of his lying mouth, I could have helped finance the streets of gold. I am finding more and more, after each battle of the mind, once I put forth the Word of God, the enemy flees and I love it!!
Isaiah 55:11 states “so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” The Word of God will not return back to you void, it will accomplish what you say it will as when you declare “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” in James 4:7. For that which is said will be done. I dare you to try it one day when you are being tempted to visit your past sins or put someone in their place for being rude to you. Declare James 4:7 and just watch the enemy flee…it actually is entertaining to say the least. Now, I am not trying to make light using the Word of God for defensive purposes, but to show you first how very simple it is and most importantly just how extremely powerful the inerrant Word of God is.
What exactly would it take for you to know just how powerful the book you take to church with you everyday is? Do you need to see a burst of light come shooting through it? Or do you need to see blind eyes receive sight, a lame person begin to walk? Or how about someone full of hopelessness, and despair, on their way to hell, receive the gift of eternal life, replacing that hopelessness and despair with a love that knows no bounds and a peace beyond compare? Are you waiting on a miracle to finally believe the power you hold in your hand from just 65 small chapters is true? John 20:29 says “Then Jesus told him,”Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” Your transformed life from what you were to who you are now is that miracle! The words found in the Bible and your believing heart is what changed you!
Now take that same formula, the Word of God and your faith in that Word, and put it on display within your own life and begin to watch your battles become victories one after another! It really is that simple! Stop the excuses of “Well I can’t memorize scripture or I really don’t have that kind of time to get into the Word.” Turn off television, your iPod, iPad, the computer and open up that Bible and begin living victoriously again!! Time is short and it is time to stop being lazy in the Word, put on that armor, and get to uplifting, encouraging, rebuking, declaring, loving, and quoting through the Word of God!
I want to encourage you to understand that you do not have to ever live in defeat again. You have the power in that small little book we call the Bible to not just know how to live abundantly, but to take down every high imagination that presents itself against the knowledge of God. Believe me, satan wants nothing more than to make you think you have no power when it comes to opening the Bible and quoting scripture, but I want to assure you with everything that is inside of me, there is power in the Word of God, there is power in the blood, and it is the same blood shed that covers everything you did, everything you do and everything that you will do! Don’t just sit there anymore living in defeat! Pick up that Bible, start writing life-giving, butt kicking, scriptures down on index cards, carry them with you where ever you go and when you begin to feel the mind game start, put forth that word that goes out from your mouth: It will not return to you empty, but will accomplish what you desire and achieve the purpose for which you sent it. Hallelujah, glory to God forever and ever, Amen!
If you need some scriptures to start with please do not hesitate to ask me 🙂 God Bless!