the spirit war

the spirit war

as we all know,there is a spirit war raging.people can be used to do the silliest things.people getting mad at the slightest things etc.with Christ we are safe from satan,he cannot enter us,ie control us spiritually.but he can influence us from others ie media etc.the more we listen to the world the farther we go from God,then he can enter us.this war is not pretend,your very souls depend on your knowledge of Christ.and Christ saving you from up above.
Michael .... All these things are evident in people's lives who do not know the Lord but we as Christians know that there will be rough times and that satan does attack but we can proceed with the sword of the spirit which is the Word of God .
correct dusty,just trying to explain why people are sometimes off with you.they are being used.when you get dissapointments in life,promotions etc,we need lots of help from God.
There is Power in the word of God which makes the Devil flee. Only being grounded in the word and seeing how the word brings us out of things through Christ that we know this. Unless you know the word of God or as Dusty puts it (Sword of the Spirit) you will be defeated over and over. You will feel as though God is not there, or question where is God. We must stay in the word and study for ourselves. There is definitely a spritual war going on. But the good news is the Victory has already been Won through Christ Jesus. Thank God the Victory has been won. We must guard our mind as the Devil knows that we belong to God and he can't touch our souls. But he can if we allow him to steal our joy, peace, happiness etc. The unbelievers who are unaware of Jesus and that they can be delivered from the Devil are in serious Bondage.

Romans 7:24.8:1 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the Low of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

We have to realize that I cannot do anything or else I will fail as Paul did in Romans chapter 7, and give all things to Christ who can do all things. With that we have to seek him and his will because He is my hope unto salvation. Will there be temptations??? Yes, James tells us that in Jms 1, but we have to rely on God when those times come. I don't know about you but my clay has been marred more than once, but like the potter He is, He fixes me the way he wants me to be through His will. Is there a Spiritual war, yes, but just trust in the cross, and blood of Jesus Christ who let me come into the door forever saitified by His blood which speaks of better things (Heb 12).
correct dusty,just trying to explain why people are sometimes off with you.they are being used.when you get dissapointments in life,promotions etc,we need lots of help from God.

This is true , Michael . But we must not forget that these people do not think thesame as us and they are not Christians so they think and act differently . That is why it is up to us to tell them about Jesus .
Ephesians 6:17
Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

Hebrews 4:12
For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
correct i have friends believing anything that works senario.i keep telling them Christ is the answer.i live with good people who are born christian swayed by media and i think we should stop this.enough is enough we don,t want there crap no more.
Well Michael all I can say is you keep on telling them about Jesus and His love and plant the seed in their hearts and the Holy Spirit will do the rest . We cannot control what others do . We just need to watch and pray and read the Word and concentrate on what the Lord wants us to do .
Just as the hebrew children in Eygpt we have to go through the blood of our sacrafice. they could not be saved by works, but by the blood of the lamb at passover. Jesus is my lamb and I am forever his servent for it. if you are saved there will be works done. because it is evedence of our salvation, but works are not our salvation because our rightousness is as filthy rages for all have sinned.