Romans 8: 9-11
9 But you are not controlled by your sinful nature. You are controlled by the Spirit if you have the Spirit of God living in you. (And remember that those who do not have the Spirit of Christ living in them do not belong to him at all.) 10 And Christ lives within you, so even though your body will die because of sin, the Spirit gives you life[d] because you have been made right with God. 11 The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.
You are not weak. If only you knew how strong you are and how potentially deadly you are to the enemy.
From where you stand right now, it seems as if you’re being beaten, left, right and centre. And even when you fall to the ground, it seems as if there are still kicks and punches that are being thrown at you. But do not be deceived, because you are not weak.
I know that we’re continuing in the book of Romans. But as I got to Chapter 8, it became necessary to slow down and take these verses in bite sizes. Last night, I got to thinking about a lot of things. Things perhaps that don’t concern me, but really they do. Like the death of Whitney Houston, and Don Cornelius. The former, we still don’t know how she died, but her life spiraled downhill with the pressures of the world. And the other, well I was told he shot himself in the head.
They are not alone, as I feel there are so many people that are going through life feeling that they can’t make it and they resort to measures that will inevitably end their lives. Many are faced with depression, sickness, uncontrollable desires and generally they all think that there is nothing that they can do. But you know what? The devil is a liar.
Reread the scripture above. I would like to draw your attention to the fact and the truth that Christ lives in you. Now hold up. Because for you to actually accept the rest of what I have to say, you’ve got to believe that God IS and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. See when you understand that Christ lives in you, you come to understand that there is NOTHING you cannot face in this world. Yes, the enemy tells you daily that you’re going to fail, that you’re worthless. His number one tactic is to destroy your self worth. And believe me when I say I know exactly how that works. But as long as you have received Christ, CHRIST LIVES IN YOU. And there is nothing that you cannot achieve with that bit of information.
More than that, the Word of God says that “same spirit that raised Christ from the dead, DWELLS IN YOU”. Now understand, how much power was required for Christ to be resurrected. It is recorded that the 600 ton stone that was blocking his tomb was rolled away ( and there were no bulldozers in that day). More than that, the earth shook. ALL THAT… dwells in you. When you understand the power of the Cross, and what God did for you, there is nothing that can tear you down. You are fully loaded. God in you, gives you life.
Are you weary? Are you heavy laden, remember who lives on the inside of you. Do you think that you have to continue living in sin? That you have to continue hurting yourself? Remember the God that lives in you.
I like to think of Rambo. That man had enough ammunition to take out the world. So do you. You are fully loaded. All of the weapons needed to regain your strength, are with you. You have the mind of Christ, you have your sword (the word of God), you have piercing arrows (your mouth), you have helmet (salvation), your breastplate (righteousness)….and above all that you have Christ. Do not let the enemy take you out.
Prayer point: Father in the name of Jesus, I decree and declare, that no weapon formed against me shall prosper. I have the mind of Christ. I will not fall and if I have fallen, I refuse to stay down. Spirit of the Living God, ignite me. In Jesus Name.