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EMPOWERMENT For Everyday Living

Proverbs 25:28  "He that has no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls."

Having control of one’s own spirit is perhaps the most difficult and rewarding experience at the same time. It involves mastery over oneself.  As has been said, we have met the enemy and it is us.

In Matthew 5:38-44, Jesus talks about three areas of our life: our Body, Estate, and Liberty.  We guard and  defend these to the very end.  Slapped, we slap back.  They take our coat, we won’t think of giving our cloak as well.  Compelled to do something, we won’t go any further.  Then to Love, Bless, Do Good, and Pray for our enemy are out of the question.

What we do, when we do these things that Jesus told us to do is to take control and rebuild city walls.  We take control.  We take power out of our enemy’s hands and control the situation.

We don’t get down in the same ditch and fight their kind of fight.  The weapons of our warfare are not  carnal but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds.

I Peter12:23  says "Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not;  but committed himself (and his cause) to him that judges righteously."

Spiritual walls are delicate, yet impenetrable. There is no force in heaven, earth, or beneath that can breakthrough.  It is always an inside job if the walls are breached.

No one can make you sin, lose your temper, or stumble spiritually.  Let your eyes be on Jesus  and your aims in heaven.

 

 

                                                                                                Jesus didn’t have to be in control to be in control.


 


Spiritual Help Resources

  • Connecting through Prayer
    A consistent prayer life is fundamental to establishing strong connections with God, others, and God's plan for our lives. Drawn from the booklet "Connecting through Prayer," this article is sure to enrich your prayer life.