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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Defeating the Enemy by Todd Pierce

II Corinthians 10:3-5 "Though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ."

The life of a Christian should be a life that is lived in the Truth. If you are a Christian (child of God through Jesus), then it is of critical importance to know the Truth about yourself. As I have gone through my life, I have noticed that I continue to struggle with thoughts of what others may think of me and negative thoughts I have of myself. I am about 5'8", I have brown hair and I'm a caucasian male - these are a matter of fact. Even if I want to think otherwise and wear high-heeled boots, bleach my hair, tan my skin and get a sex change, I am still 5'8", have brown hair and I'm a caucasian male. So I'm not talking about that. I am talking about thoughts like: Am I powerful? Am I smart? Am I valuable? Am I loved? Am I accepted? These kinds of thoughts go pretty deep and we have many ways to answer them. As a son of God, the most important thing for me to know is the answer that my Father gives. If you ask me what I believe His answer is, I would give you the right answer from the Bible. But, if I honestly look at how I conduct myself, I would have to admit that I struggle with knowing what I believe. So what's the problem and what's the answer? I want you to understand that you really do have an enemy, his name is satan and he hates you. The good news is that he is powerless over you unless you choose to believe his lies. I can say in one moment that I am loved and accepted by God and I am of such great value to him that he paid the ultimate price to have me as a son. Then in the next moment I can act like I am an orphan. This is because there are arguments (imaginations) that are spoken to you and you accept them as truth. This is not just a head game, these are thoughts that have been spoken from the mouth of the deceiver satan, either as a thought you had or a word someone spoke to you and unless we capture them and cast them down, they can change how you live. Although these things are not true, you can believe them and allow them to become a part of your life. I suggest that you begin to consider the Truth that our Father has spoken about you, consider what you think about yourself and if they are not the same, go to war! Call the lies out and denounce them by replacing them with Truth. You are free. Begin to live that way.

Todd Pierce

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