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139th -- Message On Overcoming The Enemy


These days that we are living in are both great and horrible at the same
time. Never in history have we had such a great explosion of wisdom and
understanding. On the other hand, never in history have we had the enemy
of hell trying his hardest to persuade God's people with his temptations
and diverse tricks to keep our eyes off the Lord. I hope this message that
God led me to write concerning overcoming the enemy will equip you to fight
the devil and encourage you to know that you will have the victory through
Jesus Christ our Lord.

Recently while I was reading my Bible, a scripture got my attention that I
have read many times before, but this time it really came alive in my
spirit. Revelation 12:10-11 declares, "And I heard a loud voice saying in
heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God,
and the power of His Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down,
which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by
the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony..."

We know that the devil is always hard at work and constantly trying to lure
us away from a closer and more intimate relationship with the Lord. The
Bible says that satan is the accuser of the brethren. The word accuser is
defined in the dictionary like this, "To make a charge of wrongdoing
against another." The devil is constantly trying to put a wedge between
us and God the Father, but verse 11 says, they overcame him (The devil) by
the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony. We have power
because of the blood that Jesus shed on the cross, and the testimony that
we have as believers is another strength against the enemy of what God has
brought us through.

I want you to be ever mindful of the enemy's devices. He is only out to
rob you of your Joy, to steal your health and make you to feel as if nobody
cares about you. There is nothing good that can come from the devil. All
that is evil, wicked, and deceitful only comes from that fallen archangel
who was taken out of heaven because of his pride and arrogance against the
Most High God. The enemy knows that his time is short and is trying
everything he knows to make people miserable; just as he will be for all
eternity. (John 10:10) (Isaiah 14:12-19)

The Bible declares in 1 Peter 5:8-9 "Be sober, be vigilant; because your
adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may
devour. Resist him, stay steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same
sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world." We need to
remember that the enemy cannot succeed when he attacks those who are strong
in their faith, but he seeks those who are not knowledgeable with the
power they possess through God's Holy Word. (Ephesians 6:13-18)

Even though the enemy may stand before God and accuse us of our past sins;
we have an advocate with God the Father and our advocate is Jesus Christ.
He bore our sins, sicknesses and infirmities and through His death, burial
and resurrection, we have a hope that is everlasting and no devil in hell
can ever steal that from those who have made Jesus the Lord of their life.
(1 John 2:1) (1 Peter 1:3-4)

I encourage you to remember that there is power in the name of Jesus and
the blood that He shed for All mankind. Just as the death spirit skipped
over every house that was covered by the blood of a lamb in the Old
Testament story of Moses, so it is with those who have been cleansed and
redeemed by the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. The next time the enemy
comes to you accusing you of your sins, you need to open your mouth and
say "The blood of Jesus has cleansed me from all unrighteousness and in
Jesus name I rebuke you satan and bind every evil influence that you try
to bring into my life." (Exodus 12:22-25) (Matthew 16:19)

Encourage yourself in the Lord just as David did when problems came his
way and know that through the name of Jesus Christ and the blood that He
shed on the cross, you can break every bondage that you may be in and God
will restore that burden with the peace and love that only comes from Him.
(1 Samuel 30:6) (Jeremiah 30:17)

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

John 10:10-11 Jesus says,
"The thief does not come except to steal, and to
kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they
may have it more abundantly. "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd
gives His life for the sheep."

1 John 2:1-2 "My little children, these things I write to you, so that you
may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father,
Jesus Christ the righteous. And He Himself is the propitiation for our
sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world."

Matthew 16:19 Jesus says,
"And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of
heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and
whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven."

Ephesians 6:10-12 "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the
power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to
stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh
and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers
of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the
heavenly places."

All scriptures can be found in the New King James Version.

I do thank the Lord for His continued leading and blessings upon this
Ministry. I give God all the glory, honor and praise for these messages
because they are purely inspired by Him and without God's leading I would
not know what to write. He deserves all the credit and I thank God for the
privilege He has given me in serving Him through this Ministry. I pray you
are being blessed by these messages just the same because they are meant
to equip, challenge and encourage you.

In Christ Service,

Dwayne Savaya
Gods Work Ministry


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