Daily Devotions: August 12, 2014

Today’s Bible reading is 2 Corinthians chapter 10

(Read the entire New Testament in 2014 by reading only one chapter each day)

“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds” (2 Corinthians 10:4)
God gives us mighty weapons to accomplish His work. His weapons are sufficient for victory. Believers fight a spiritual battle, and face a spiritual enemy, that requires spiritual weapons. We have been given the weapons of prayer and the Word of God. God provides His armor; the helmet of salvation, the breastplate of righteousness, the belt of truth, the Gospel shoes, the sword of the Spirit, and the shield of faith. With God’s armor we can stand against the devil. We do not fight for victory, we fight from it. The victory is ours through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Therefore, as God’s people we never have to be intimidated. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is powerful. Paul said, “I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation, to everyone that believes.” (Romans 1:16)
We are not a frail, weak, defenseless army. We are soldiers of the cross! Jesus said, “Upon this rock I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Jesus is building and blessing His church, and has promised us victory. God said of you that you are more than a conqueror in Christ Jesus. That means you are super victorious! Everything the Word of God says about you is true, and everything God’s Word has promised you is yours! Amen!

Prayer: “Father, You have been so good to us. Thank You. We have victory in You. Amen.”

Randy J. McPheron

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