THE LIVING WATER
DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
TOPIC – BATTLE OF THE CONQUERORS
Read: Romans 8:18-39
MEMORISE: What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31-32).
The day you gave your life to Christ was the day an endless battle between you and the hosts of hell ensued. You got enlisted into God’s Army whose captain is our Lord Jesus Christ. You have war (and countless battles) to fight (2 Cor. 10:4: Eph. 6:10ff). Not witches or wizards or household enemies this time around, even though they are part of the battles. There is just like attaches in an industrial attachment. They are not the main battles to fight
The principal enemy is Satan, the devil. He is God’s enemy and by extension, the arch-enemy of all the children of God. Remember he had been caused to exist by God before we were created (Isa. 14:12ff). Only God knows how long he had been in existence before man’s creation. He knows your strengths and weaknesses. He lays ambush to always capitalize on the latter (1 Pet. 5:8). He is a defeated enemy who is waiting being sent into his final abide (Rev 20:10). Before then, believers are to rebuke the devil (James 4:7).
Other enemies which Satan, the arch-enemy, employs are the flesh and the world (Gal. 5:19ff). These work together to make you sin against God so as to cause His wrath to destroy the sinner. Flesh, which is part and parcel of you until death, remains an inner enemy that must be fought to standstill. You don’t overcome the flesh in just a day; it is a daily affair. Worldly pleasures are there producing the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life (1 Jn. 2:16).
Most encouragingly, the good news is that all these battles are for the conquerors, because greater is Jesus Christ in us than he (Satan) in the world. Provided you cooperate with the Holy Spirit, you are a conqueror (Rom. 8:35).
1. I am victorious–a settled conqueror, in the Lord Jesus Christ.
2. In the name of Jesus Christ, devil, you have totally and permanently lost over my life, home, ministry and other endeavours.
3. Pray that God should grant His Word (the Gospel) unprecedented victory in areas where the penetration seems to be becoming harder by the day
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Lamentations 1 – 2
Author: CAC WORLDWIDE