Monday, April 25, 2016
Who is really behind the sabotage 4/25/16
Imagine for a moment, the perfect life. No struggle, every need provided for, the perfect environment. No sickness, no sadness, just joy and being surrounded by love. Imagine being given every thing, as well as physical perfection. Now, imagine having ruined it. Taking that existence, those blessings, that environment and rejecting it, tarnishing it, soiling it. Unimaginable right?! Well, this is the case with Satan. He was Gods most beautiful angel. He was given everything and instead of serving and worshipping God in gratitude like he ought, he became conceited, delusional and demented. He wanted to be God, override God and convinced many other angels to join him, who are now demons. One thing that he didn't account for, is the power and authority that God always retains, that can never be matched or superseded. The creator will always rule over the created.
Now that we see this original, first example of a royal screw up. Can you now see why satan likes to speak negatively to us, having us think that it is our own inner weakness causing the problem. Self sabotage is really the act of what satan did to himself all those eons ago. Its the re-enactment and projection of that regret onto humans. Whether it be through the degradation we have been born into through the sin that he originated and thrust upon mankind or whether it be through the daily whisperings that we succumb to. He is wretched and seeks only to discourage, to destroy and to devoid humanity of faith.
No matter what we have ever done in this life, we have been given a fresh and ripe chance, every next minute for forgiveness, every right now minute of our existing life. Jesus paid a very severe price to afford us the ability to repent now, next minute or next week. The act of turning to God or receiving His empowerment is something that the enemy despises. He works feverishly to make sure that he disables that act or the desire. He does that through condemnation. He wants you to feel less than, incapable and defeated.
God never speaks to His creation in this way. He will allow you to observe and acknowledge your sin without condemnation. When He pokes at your conscience it is an effort to encourage repentance. When the enemy pokes at your failure its an attempt to cut you down and cut you off from Gods plan. All we need do is remind the enemy that he already committed the unchangeable act, his end is assured. There is no bouncing back, no do over for that entity. The die has been cast.
Begin today to observe when those incriminating words cross your mind. Self sabotage is the act of the enemy disguised as your own fears, your own shortcomings. Remember this, there is nothing impossible with God, Your struggle today can be your victory tomorrow! To God be the Glory!
Have a blessed week!
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Thus, the Bible instructs us to "put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes"
When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
“I, I am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins.
2 Corinthians 12:9
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church,
Whoever ignores instruction despises himself, but he who listens to reproof gains intelligence.
2 Timothy 1:7
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live,
A man who is kind benefits himself, but a cruel man hurts himself.
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”
And if you had known what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the guiltless. For the Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath.”
You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will receive me to glory.
1 Timothy 1:8-11
Now we know that the law is good, if one uses it lawfully, understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers, the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine, in accordance with the gospel of the glory of the blessed God with which I have been entrusted.
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
1 Corinthians 12:12-27
For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit. For the body does not consist of one member but of many. If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. ...
Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned—
And he said to them, “You yourselves know how unlawful it is for a Jew to associate with or to visit anyone of another nation, but God has shown me that I should not call any person common or unclean.
Let the righteous one rejoice in the Lord and take refuge in him! Let all the upright in heart exult!
On a Sabbath, while he was going through the grainfields, his disciples plucked and ate some heads of grain, rubbing them in their hands. But some of the Pharisees said, “Why are you doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath?” And Jesus answered them, “Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, he and those who were with him: how he entered the house of God and took and ate the bread of the Presence, which is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and also gave it to those with him?” And he said to them, “The Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath.”
And he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.