When I was a kid growing up my family lived at the base of some mountains in California. On most of the holidays, Fourth of July, Memorial Day and others we would go up to the mountains with my cousins to camp
I remember as my Dad drove up those mountain roads we would see wonderful scenery and as we would look over the edge we could see down in the valley which was a sheer drop off, it was an awesome sight. We always had a wonderful time camping out, hiking, going to the little mountain store and buying so much candy our pockets were bulging.
But I have to say I always felt better as we drove back down that mountain road as we were close to the rock wall of that mountain.
remember a brother in the Lord once said, it’s like the Lord has a big umbrella and we can walk under it in His protection or we can get out from under it and there is a roaring lion seeking who he can devour. (1 Peter 5:8)
You can make wrong decisions and allow satan to start stealing, killing and destroying from you and those you love. He’s like the local junk yard dog, he will take anything we allow him to take. He will attack our walk
with the Lord, health, family, finances, our destiny and peace. That’s why we need to remember who we are in Christ Jesus, that we have dominion over satan and demonic beings. We need to use the name of Jesus and kick him out of our lives and pray that we will not yield to temptation.
Remember Jesus defeated satan in His temptation in the wilderness with the Word of God and that’s why we need to learn the Word and use it against the devil. It worked for Jesus and He told us to use it just like He did. Will Jesus love you while you are out on your prodigal son journey, of course He will and He will have open arms
upon your return and forgive you if you ask Him to,(1 John 1:9). Unfortunately sin has dues and the price is a lot higher than you may think. (Matthew 4:1-11)
God’s Word says resist the devil and he will flee from you. The devil knows whether you believe the Word of God or not. However the more you meditate on the Word of God and use it against satan the more victory you will
have in every area of your life. Christians often go through many needless trials in their life because they fall out into sin and have a lack of knowledge of the Word of God to be victorious over their enemy. (Joshua 1:8)
So like that ride back home from the mountain top, stay close to the Rock, His name is Christ Jesus, our Lord, our Savior and our God, THE GREAT I AM. We need to continually be close and serve Him. In the upcoming
teaching I will share with you what God’s Word says about all of this. Jesus wants to help us by understanding God’s Word. God’s Word says we are destroyed and taken into captivity by a lack of knowledge.(Hosea 4:6
You are in spiritual warfare with satan if you believe it or not. Christians also go through trials but for the
Christian the outcome is already set for you by your Lord and Savior, He has said, you win. (Psalm 34:19).
If you are not sure that you are right with the Lord, or may have never received Jesus as your Lord and Savior please see our section on SALVATION. (God bless you, let’s meet here next Monday, Conrad).