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Disarm Satan

Colossians 2:13-15
 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;
Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it. How was the cross able to disarm Satan? It's simple. Satan's primary weapon is condemnation--to condemn us for the sin he tempts us to do. Little did he know that God's plan was to take away our sins, depriving Satan of his primary weapon. ''None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if the had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory'' 1 Cor 2:8.
Jesus had foretold Satan's predicament: ''21 When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace: But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils.
In order to rob the devil of his possessions, Jesus first took away the armor in which he put his trust, then divided the spoils. In order for us to partake in the spoils-health, victory, and prosperity--Jesus had to remove sin from our lives, which kept us from righteousness and its rewards. The cross, therefore, dismisses Satan's legal indictment against us and brings us acquittal from our sins. Once acquitted, we then have legal rights to the plunder. In the Old Testament, Satan made a very rare appearance, showing up at one point because Joshua, the high priest, had committed a gross sin. While it is true that Joshua was a symbol of the nation of Israel, there is nothing in the story to indicate that Joshua himself had not sinned. It is likely the writer used Joshua's personal-and very public--failure to illustrate Israel's own corporate failure, and ultimately God's great mercy for both. Of course, the incident also can be extended to apply to us and illustrate how Jesus took away our sin.
The story begins with the prophet Zechariah having a vision. In it, he saw Joshua standing next to the archangel, his head bowed in humiliation. He looked like a criminal awaiting sentencing before a judge. In the place of a bright orange prison jumpsuit, Joshua wore the filthiest of garments and was not prepared to defend himself. Opposing him was Satan himself, a smirk across his face and a finger pointed toward the condemned Joshua. As he opened his mouth to begin the prosecution's case, however, the entire courtroom shook. Everyone was amazed as God's voice thundered and an angel interpreted, 2 And the Lord said unto Satan, The Lord rebuke thee, O Satan; even the Lord that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire? ZEC 3:2.
What's happening? Satan must have wondered. Wait a minute, God! It is Joshua who has disgraced his office. Let me tell you what he did! As God ignored him, the angel spoke to the rest of the assembly, And he answered and spake unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment. Joshua was forgiven! The angels rejoiced! Israel was glad! Zechariah turned to the other priest and instructed them to place a clean turban on Joshua's head--he was restored to leadership. An even closer look at the story reveals what an important role community played in the restoration and forgiveness of Joshua. It was not enough that God forgave the sinner; the people of God also had to show forgiveness to him. A similar situation took place in the church at Corinth. One of the leaders had committed a horrible act.  1Cor 5:1''It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father's wife. The apostle Paul could not understand how this congregation could have ignored such an act. He commanded them to remove the man from the fellowship and hand him over to Satan. 1Cor 5:5''To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus. In the next letter, Paul addressed the issue again; by this time, however, the offender felt great sorrow over what he had done and had repented. This sorrow worked repentance in his soul, yet the congregation felt that Paul would desire the man to remain excommunicated. Paul had to explain the need to forgive and restore the man,Sufficient to such a man is this punishment, which was inflicted of many. 7 So that contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive him, and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow.
2Cor 2:6-7 Sorrow is good, but ''excessive sorrow'' can become a tool of the enemy. ''To whom ye forgive any thing, I forgive also: for if I forgave any thing, to whom I forgave it, for your sakes forgave I it in the person of Christ; 11 Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices. It is clear that Satan's scheme was to overwhelm the repentant man in Corinth with excessive sorrow. According to Paul, beyond the man's own repentance, the only way for him to experience healing and restoration was for the community to restore him. If they did not, Satan would have won the victory. Far too often, the church is unwilling to offer forgiveness and restoration to those who have fallen--even after they have repented. They are quick to uphold God's standards of holiness but slow to uphold God's standards of love and mercy. We cannot continue to shun Christians who have stumbled and disappointed us. Whether it is a pastor, deacon, musician, Sunday school teacher, or any volunteer in the church, when someone makes a terrible blunder we cannot continue to deny him fellowship after he has truly repented. He must be restored. This is why Joshua had to be restored as high priest. It was not enough for him to be placed as a lower priest. We are giving Satan the lead when we allow vengeance or anger to overrule restoration. These two examples from Scripture are great pictures of the need for the religious community to forgive and restore--as well as examples of Satan's defeat.
In the Old Testament, God commanded Moses to establish a sacrificial system whereby innocent animals-lambs, bulls, goats, and the like--would die as an atonement for Israel's sins. A major feast called the Day of Atonement was established at the coming of the New Year. On this day, the high priest slaughtered two animals. One was killed for it's blood; the other was sacrificed in the fire. A third animal, a goat, was not killed but was instead taken outside their city, where the priest laid his hands on it, confessing ''onto it'' all the sins of the Israelites. The goat--the scapegoat-- was then released into the wilderness, never to be seen again. Lev 16:5-10'' And he shall take of the congregation of the children of Israel two kids of the goats for a sin offering, and one ram for a burnt offering.
6 And Aaron shall offer his bullock of the sin offering, which is for himself, and make an atonement for himself, and for his house. 7 And he shall take the two goats, and present them before the Lord at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. 8 And Aaron shall cast lots upon the two goats; one lot for the Lord, and the other lot for the scapegoat. 9 And Aaron shall bring the goat upon which the Lord's lot fell, and offer him for a sin offering. 10 But the goat, on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat, shall be presented alive before the Lord, to make an atonement with him, and to let him go for a scapegoat into the wilderness. What a great picture of sin being removed!
Satan watched this ceremony each and every year, but it must have never registered in his mind what it would eventually mean. Satan inspired the religious leaders to have Jesus crucified, not realizing that by doing so, Jesus would become the scapegoat--a supreme sacrifice that would remove sin from all humanity. In the garden of Eden, God foreshadowed how the seed of the woman would one day administer Satan's defeat. And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. Gen 3:15
Both parties would be wounded. The heel of the Messiah--from the woman's seed --would be bruised, but Satan's head would be crushed. Head injuries are usually much more fatal than foot injuries. God was warning cration that there were a price to be paid for administering Satan a fatal blow. That price would include death, ''23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Rom 6:23. Jesus paid the price that was due on account. With the atonement completed, the only thing left was for the sinners to accept pardon. While the price of your sin has been paid, it was a public act of grace before the world that was intended to bring private blessings. You must legally accept God's pardon, offered through the atonement, in order for it to be effective. The atonement is God's action; acceptance is your action. Beaware, however, because Satan will do everything he can to keep you from accepting forgiveness.
Rev 12:10-11''10 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. 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
The Devil does not quit simply because we have received salvation. Notice in the passage in REV 12, Whom the devil is accusing--not the sinner, but ''other brothers.'' The saint's greater fight is to maintain a clear and good conscience. Forgiveness is granted to us by God; He cannot, however, grant us clear consciences. Many people are forgiven by God but continue to struggle to maintain clear consciences. The devil does not help. He continuously tries to shame us with our pasts. He stands before God night and day, accusing us and hoping that God will somehow change His mind about us. Satan hopes that through his accusations he might cause to hold on to feelings of guilt and shame over our past--and forgiven--sins. The only way to remove these feelings of guilt, according to Scripture, is overcome the devil's accusations through the ''blood of the Lamb'' and by the ''word of our testimony'' Rev 12:11.
There are two aspects brought out in this passage. One is the atonement of Christ. The other is our present testimony of the blood. The first is God's work; the second is our work. We had nothing to do with providing the atonement. That was God's doing. We do, however, have control over our testimony. We can choose to affirm our belief in what Jesus' blood accomplished, or we can deny the power of the blood to work in our lives. Many unknowingly deny the power and work of the blood by choosing to instead remain guilt-stricken over sin. Whether it is a divorce, a crime, or a moral failure, these saints choose to believe their guilt-laden feelings rather than the cross. In short, they can't get over the past. The devil loves it when you act according to your feelings. Many have shared with me, that they don't feel forgiven. Who cares how you feel? God says you are forgiven; therefore you must act against your feelings. Instead of accepting forgiveness, some drop out of ministry or simply quit the church itself because they no longer feel worthy to serve. They are led by their feelings of shame and embarrassment. A testimony is given according to what is seen, heard, or experienced. The saints in Revelation overcame the devil by including the blood in their testimony. You may have heard of the blood of Christ, but in your mind's eye, you should picture His blood cleansing you of your sins. You must testify to this if you wish to be set free from the shame and guilt of your past. Quit confessing that you are ''too rotten'' to serve the Lord. You need to stop declaring and reliving your sins over and over again. Declare the blood of Jesus, for it has washed you clean! And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him. 20 For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things. 1 john 3:19-20 One of the greatest mistakes you can make is to put more stock in the feelings of your heart than in God. God is greater than our hearts. If He says that your sin is taken away, who are you to say it is not?
''But I feel so bad about what I did. I don't feel right serving the church because of what I did.''
If this is how you feel, do you see what you are doing? You are taking the condemnation of your heart and putting it above the Word of God. God knows everything, including the fact that you sin, yet He still loves you and wants to restore you to the position of your calling. But He cannot do this if you allow the enemy to keep beating you up for your past. You must realize that the condemnation of your heart is coming directly from the accusations of the devil. Mental health facilities often house Christians who cannot let go of their past. I've met many in this ministry. They are always talking about some past failure. They have bought the lies of the enemy. They honestly think that God is the one who is angry with them. Little do they know it is the devil, not God, who has been hurling accusations against them.
You see, you have a choice. Who do you believe? Do you believe the feelings of your heart or the word of God? You must decide who is telling the truth. Is it God, about whom John wrote, ''If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9...Or is it your heart, which says, ''I have confessed my sin, But I do not feel any different''?
The trouble I see with many Christians is that they have initially accepted the cleansing of their sins, but they refuse to put on the clean garments of righteousness. It was not enough for God to remove Joshua's filthy clothes; He also told the angel to put ''rich garments'' on him..Zech 3:4. Many christians see their sins as being forgiven but then walk around naked because they have not put on the robes of righteousness. For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him, 2Cor 5:21. Most confess that they are unworthy sinners saved by God's grace, but this testimony falls short of the actual work of the cross. The cross made you totally alive; you became a ''new creation''..verse 17. God does not see the same old you. He does not see an old sinner saved by grace; instead, He sees you as a new creation, living by grace.
You must put on the robe of righteousness and confess who God has remade you to be. ''I am the righteousness of God.'' Go ahead, say it. I know it is hard to say it at first, but you must say it in order to build a realization of the righteousness inside of you. The realization will affect your faith and increase your boldness. The touching story of the prodigal son reveals the truth. After squandering his father's money on wine, women, and wild living, he returned home, hoping that hos father would take him back as a mere servant. The father did more than that. Not only did the father forgive him, but he also took off his son's filthy clothes and replaced them with festive robes. He put a ring on his son's finger and sandals on his feet. The father not only forgave his son but restored him as a son. He wanted him to ''act'' like a son--no more begging, no more shame, no more disgrace. It was time to rejoin the family and share in love and wealth of his father. The moment you were born again, you became the righteousness of God. Righteousness gave you certain ''rights''. With righteousness, you can claim your privileges as a son of God. With boldness, you can tell the devil to take his hands off your property. You can take back his spoils. He has been keeping you bound, sick,and poor. Now that you know who you are in Christ, you can command the devil to get his paws off your goods. Jesus said that you are family again, and with His name on your lips, ''If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. John 14:14.

Pecados de omisión

Santiago 4:1  aquél, pues, que sabe hacer lo bueno[a] y no lo hace, le es pecado. Cuáles son los pecados de omisión? Y como nos afectan espiritualmente, y físicamente? Este pecado es muy sutil, se esconde fácilmente y quizá en determinado momento nosotros no le llamaríamos pecado, pero por falta de conocimiento; porque este pecado se basa en no hacer lo bueno; o sea, no es pecado por hacer lo malo, sino por omitir hacer aquello que sabemos que pudimos hacer y lo omitimos. Cuando omitimos o evadimos algunas situaciones, estamos cayendo en pecado y es esa la primera oportunidad que encuentra el enemigo para entrar a nuestros corazones y causarnos daño. Estos pecados de omisión son fácil de ocultar ya que se llevan muy  dentro del corazón y por esto hay muchos enfermos del alma y dicha enfermedad también se puede manifestar en el cuerpo. Cuida tu corazón !! Proverbios 4:23 Con toda diligencia[a] guarda tu corazón, Porque de él brotan los manantiales de la vida.  Lo que afecta tu corazón afecta tu alma,  lo que afecta el alma afecta tus emociones, y sentimientos  y por ende  tu cuerpo, y tu salud.  Dentro de esta lista  de estos  pecados que se basan en hacer lo bueno pero la persona no lo hace quizás por situaciones que inducen a este pecado mas no lo justifican se encuentra la falta de perdón a los padres o a quien sea que se necesite perdonar por ofensas y agravios causado , igualmente  se encuentra el resentimiento, la amargura, los celos, la envidia, la culpa, el rencor,  la apatía,  heridas del alma  que no han sanado, la codicia, entre otros  pecados los cuales no se ven a simple vista  en comparación con aquellos que cuando se cometen no se pueden ocultar  como por ejemplo la fornicación,  el adulterio, la mentira entre otros.  Al contrario esto pecados  de omisión se pueden   ocultar muy bien  y las personas que lo tienen pueden tener una actitud muy piadosa, bondadosa, y hasta pueden estar  sirviendo  en sus iglesias  lo que es en sí  un bálsamo para poder aliviar su conciencias cargada de dolor y poder  llenar su vida vacías porque el que tiene todo esto en su conciencia se siente vacío y no puede ser  feliz ni tampoco goza de una relación profunda con Dios. Nadie puede tener una relación profunda con Dios con un corazón lleno de esta clase de pecado no puede haber comunión con Dios bajo estas circunstancias. La biblia demanda despojarse de esta cosas porque dichas apagan el fluir del Espíritu Santo en nuestras vidas y lo entristecen de acuerdo a  Efesios 4:31-32 Sea quitada de ustedes toda amargura, enojo, ira, gritos, insultos, así como toda malicia. 32 Sean más bien amables unos con otros, misericordiosos, perdonándose unos a otros, así como también Dios los[a] perdonó en Cristo. Muchos no se dan cuenta de que estas personas están así pues su apariencia externa pareciera normal ya que cumple con sus deberes religiosos pero aquel siervo, o sierva que tiene discernimiento  puede darse cuenta  de la condición de esa persona y pueden confrontarle con su pecados  en amor, y si esa persona recibe la corrección puede ser sana, y libre de esa carga. De dichos  pecados se habla muy poco en la iglesias solo nos enfocamos la mayoría de veces  en eso pecados visibles pero la mayoría de personas sufren de estos problemas y  es en el alma donde satanás tiene a muchos atados.  Pero la realidad es que por más oculto que estos pecados estén tarde, o temprano se manifiestan y son terrible las consecuencias de estos sentimientos dañino y está probado científicamente, y medicinalmente  que el tener esa clase de sentimientos causan enfermedades que afectan el sistema inmunológico. Hay personas con enfermedades que le han surgido de la noche, a la mañana sin ningún motivo, o razón  en particular de la cual un médico pueda testificar y decir esta es la causa son personas que le sirven a Dios en la iglesia toda una vida no se le conoce ningún pecado "público" pero tienen pecado ocultos no han perdonado ofensas de veinte año atrás están resentido con alguien, en pleitos y enemistades con sus padre por el daño causado durante  su niñez, o durante su vida de adulto  y van por la vida lleno de amargura, resentimientos, y falta de perdón pero están en las iglesias sirviendo, alabando, y adorando a Dios pero con ese veneno por dentro. Y cuál es la repercusión de eso? Enfermedades que atacan su sistema inmunológico como el famoso lupus donde el sistema inmunológico en vez de proteger el cuerpo se rebela  en contra del cuerpo ósea tu cuerpo se convierte en tu  propio enemigo, entre otras enfermedades que afectan el sistema inmunológico que causan dolor, y los síntomas son muy severo no estoy diciendo que todas las enfermedades de esta índole provienen por causa de pecado de omisión pero creo que deberíamos contemplar la idea de hacernos una *introspección*  una observación o examen del estado de nuestra  propia condición mental y emocional, Que es lo que pienso todo el tiempo? Como me estoy sintiendo?  cómo está reaccionando mis emociones y mi cuerpo  debido a lo que estoy entreteniendo, y contemplando en mi mente? Esta más que  comprobado que la preocupación, los miedos, y la emociones negativa como lo son los odios, resentimiento causan enfermedades que afectan el cuerpo.. Han habido caso donde personas que han estado muy enferma cuando han perdonado las ofensas causada han experimentado una sanidad inmediata y su cuerpo a respondido de una manera extraordinaria igual casos donde personas que se han enfermado por falta de amor cuando han recibido ese amor que tanto anhelaban  han sanado inmediatamente de su aflicción. Note que un bebe cuando está enfermo lo único que quiere es ser amado, y mimado por sus padres imagínese una persona que nunca ha sido amado como se siente caminando  por la vida sin amor esto definitivamente afecta la salud mental, emocional, y física porque todo lo que afecta el corazón afecta la salud. En la cruz del calvario ocurrió lo que se le llama el  Ministerio  del cambió por  el cual  recibimos redención, justificación, y sanidad porque dice la palabra que por esas llagas fuimos sanados entonces porque hay enfermedades que están destruyendo nuestro cuerpo? Me parece que o estamos rompiendo con los principios de alimentación, o  higiénicos, o el alma está enferma por pecados de omisión, si Cristo en la cruz pagó por la maldición de la enfermedad porque tengo que sufrir con ella? algo para meditar con mucho cuidado mis hermanos.

"El protagonismo

Ezequiel 28.17  Se enalteció tu corazón a causa de tu hermosura, corrompiste tu sabiduría a causa de tu esplendor; yo te arrojaré por tierra, y delante de los reyes te pondré por espectáculo". El protagonismo en un  mal que afecta a muchas personas y los lleva hacer lo imposible por figurar, y ser notado, y alabado por los hombre. Lo que no es nada más y nada menos que ese espíritu de orgullo, vanagloria, soberbia, arrogancia,  y prepotencia  el mismo espíritu que llevó a satanás   a perder todo lo que tenía cuando quiso ser más que Dios. Este es el mismo espíritu que opera en muchos cristianos y los súper ungidos  los cuales quieren sobresalir en todo y hasta menosprecian el ministerio de los demás y creen que el llamado, o el ministerio de ello es mejor, o superior y que solo ellos reciben revelación de Dios.  Para entender que se oculta detrás este espíritu de orgullo tenemos que escudriñar un poco más profundo como siempre digo toda causa tiene un motivo todo mal tiene una raíz. Cuál es la raíz del orgullo ? Una persona orgullosa es aquella que  no tiene Identidad y por ende necesita ser reconocido, aplaudido, y afirmado por lo que hace   para poder sentirse bien y llenar el vacío que lleva por dentro.También estas personas tienes muchos temores los cuales los esconden  tras el orgullo este tipo de persona  necesita y busca la admiración de los demás  ser reconocido, ser aplaudido  que le digan que bien hace lo que hace  ya que esto genera un gozo un  tipo de aliciente  momentáneo, un sentimiento de triunfo el cual justifica su verdadera condición miserable y triste. Pero que amargo se torna todo cuando no pueden tener la admiración de los demás y cuando es otro quien se lo lleva la gloria. Hacen hasta lo imposible para ser ellos los protagonista y recibir el aliciente de ser notado, y glorificado por los demás.  Lo más feo más  feo de esta personas es que se creen mejor que todo el mundo  y si tienen un talento no puede haber nadie que haga eso mejor que ellos. Lo peor es que manipulan, controlan, critican, y se siente que ellos están bien y los demás están mal. No dejan que nadie más brille tratan de matarle el sueño a cualquiera pues literalmente si hay alguien que pueda hacer mejor el  trabajo que ellos hacen lo inalcanzable para desacreditar el trabajo de esa persona pues no soportan que alguien sea mejor que ellos o se lleve la gloria . Vemos Varias manifestaciones o formas en que el orgullo se manifiestas como; la  Auto- admiración - " ¡Mírame  a mi mis habilidades, mis talentos  mis logros . En lo espiritual resaltan sus dones espirituales las supuestas revelaciones que Dios le da  y el ministerio que tengan. Les gusta la atención escúchame ponme atención oye lo que yo te digo es mejor como yo quiero hacerlo.  También manifiestan La Auto- justificación es la que dice  estoy bien, todo lo hago bien es mejor como yo quiero hacerlo  y así lo creen pues nunca pueden ver sus errores. También operan en  La auto suficiencia yo lo puedo hacer y mejor tengo la capacidad de hacerlo.  Auto- exaltación - "buscar la  alabanza la gloria y el reconocimiento el crédito. Estas  son las diferente manifestaciones del orgullo y muchas personas tienen unas o dos o todas.  También vemos que el orgullo tiene sus cualidades como  La Auto-suficiencia  La persona autosuficiente pone su confianza en sus habilidades naturales. No le gusta trabajar en equipo, tiene un espíritu individualista. El autosuficiente considera que no necesita de los demás y siempre pone una excusa para no trabajar en grupo. Es un individuo que vive independientemente de Dios. El perfeccionismo es uno de los resultados de la soberbia, y refleja lo que hay en el corazón. Por ejemplo, la persona perfeccionista, nunca está conforme consigo misma ni con lo que hace, y tampoco se pone de acuerdo con los demás. El perfeccionista se pone metas o normas de exigencia por encima de lo normal; si las consigue, se siente superior; si por el contrario, no las consigue, se frustra, se critica y se menosprecia a sí mismo y a los demás. Y el egoísmo  Es aquella  persona que trata de satisfacerse a sí misma, sin importarle los demás. Esto es un gran problema en el matrimonio y es la razón de muchos divorcios. El hombre orgulloso y soberbio llega a pensar que nada le va a satisfacer en esta vida. Trata de llenar su ego con dinero, fama, sexo y cualquier cosa que crea que puede saciarlo. Busca la auto-gratificación a toda costa y siempre está pidiendo más; nunca logra estar satisfecho. El orgulloso es una persona a la que le gusta la competencia es soberbia, pues lucha por sobresalir y ser reconocida. Al competitivo, le gusta llamar la atención y conseguir los aplausos. Nuestra única competencia es contra nuestro viejo hombre, contra nuestra carne.  El espíritu de orgullo en una persona, bloquea todo aquello que la pudiera llevar a cambiar para mejorar y ser diferente; bloquea su corazón para que, al momento de ser corregida, rechace la corrección y no pueda crecer espiritualmente, que es lo que sucede cuando una persona recibe la disciplina. El orgullo te ciega ante la realidad te consume no te deja avanzar y lo peor es que daña tus relaciones interpersonales con los demás porque te convierte  en una persona muy dura de corazón y déspota. Ofendes sin pensar, hablas sin medir consecuencias  pasas por encima de quien sea para lograr tus metas  no acepta la corrección, o el consejo de nadie y haces que lo que están a tu lado se estresen, se frustren y no quieran estar a tu lado. El orgullo ha destruido amistades, ministerios, matrimonios,  y vidas. Como se vencen el orgullo? Humillándote ante la poderosa mano de Dios arrepiente  de querer buscar la gloria y la Albanza de los demás entiende que eres lo que eres por la gracia de Dios y esta desempeñando algo aquí en la tierra porque Dios te está dando la oportunidad El te da la habilidad de que te supere. Sana tu corazón de la avaricia y encuentra tu  identidad en Cristo pues solo cuando encuentras identidad en El deja de querer ser aplaudido y dejas de querer sentirte lleno con las migajas de la vana gloria. Humíllate, deja de buscar ser reconocido y si llegas hacerlo dale la gloria siempre a El. 

lunes, 13 de octubre de 2014

To Resist the enemy you first have to follow Gods orders

How do we get the enemy to stop harassing us? God's Word says, ''Resist the devil and he will flee from you''...James 4:7. But how do we resist?

The three words before those say, ''Submit to God.''
'Submit'' is a military term, and it means to obey. You hear about soldiers getting charge with insubordination. That means they did not ob...
ey their commanding officer. We don't ever want to be charged with insubordination by God. We don't ever want to be charged with insubordination by God. We want to submit to Him the way a soldier submits to his commander. Without question.
When James was talking to the people he was writing to about their sins, he told them that their friendship with the world had made them enemies of God. They were asking for things from God but not receiving them because they asked with entirely selfish motives..James 4:1-5. God wanted to be first in their hearts.
God wants to be first in our hearts too. When we do things that separate us from Him in any way, our prayers don't get answered.
What separates us from God? Sin does. Worldliness does. Pride does..James 4:6. These three accompany each other. But what can put a stop to all that in our lives? Humility can. The cure for pride, worldliness, and sin is humility. That is the cure for many things. Humility comes by totally submitting ourselves to God. Submitting to God means humbling ourselves before Him and declaring our utter dependence upon Him. It means repenting of all pride.
The enemy knows our weakness. That's why our every weakness must be submitted to God so His Spirit can enable us to be strong in those areas. Do you ever wonder why we have seen too many Christian leaders fall into immorality? It's because they had areas in their lives that were not submitted to God, and the enemy could plant a lure in those places. The enemy--and the person the enemy used--could first of all appeal to their pride. Something flattered them and they were puffed up by it. Pride is blinding! Their pride cause them to think they were above the laws of God--and sometimes above the laws of men. When pride finds a home in anyone, the person becomes aligned with the enemy--they have pride in common, after all--and he will lead them where God never intended for them to go. Any unsubmitted area in us is dangerous. Whatever we don't submit to God in our lives is an automatic invitation to the enemy.

That's why the first step to resisting the enemy is to submit to God in every way.
We have to be completely grounded in the things of God. We have to live on such a solid foundation that our life is not shaken when the enemy comes to trap us in our own pride. When we resist the devil by resisting pride, the enemy sees he is wasting his time on us and flees to someone more receptive to his enticements.
It doesn't matter how powerfully the enemy comes against us. If we set ourselves to resist him-and happens in our heart moment we make that decision--the enemy cannot prevail against us. But we have to first submit to God. Only when we submit to God first can we successfully resist the devil. Trying to resist without first submitting to God is a losing battle. We can't begin to resist him on our own without the power of God in us. Only then can we truly draw near God, cleanse our hands, purify our hearts, grieve over our sins, be mournful of our failures, cry out to God forgiveness by confessing and repenting, and humble ourselves before the Lord. When the Lord sees us bowing in humility before Him, He lifts us up.
Jesus said, ''everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted''.....luke 18:14. When we humble ourselves before Him, He extends His grace to us. And we can't resist the enemy successfully without God's grace. God has set Himself to bring down the prideful. And He will exalt the humble. His Word says, ''Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you'' 1peter 5:6-7. Submit to God by humbling yourself before Him, and He will lift you up.
When we resist pride, we are resisting the enemy. When we draw close to God, He responds in kind. ''Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded''....james 4:8. Being double-minded means wavering back and forth with one foot in the world and one in God's kingdom. We can never receive all God has for us when we do that. We must cleanse our desires so completely that we are grieved over any pride, sin, or worldliness we see in ourselves. Our full recognition of that will cause us to mourn....james 4:9. And that is a good thing. The proud resist God, but God resists the proud..james 4;6.
The last thing we need is to have God resist us.
War and fighting come basically from rebellion against God..James 4:1-2. That happens when we want and don't care what God wants. All sin is lawlessness. All lawlessness is rebellion against God. The root of rebellion against God is pride. Pride causes people to go to war with God by being friends with God's enemy. Abraham chose to be a friend of God. ''Abraham believed God and it was accounted to him for righteousness. And he was called the friend of God''...james 2:23.
Abraham's nephew, Lot, chose to be a friend of the world. As a result, Abraham was blessed by God, and Lot ended up losing everything. We must choose to be God's friend and never side with the enemy. That means caring more about what God thinks of us than what anyone else thinks.

God revives us when we are humble. ''For thus says the high and lofty One who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: ' I dwell in the high and holy place, with him who has a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones''...Is 57:15. God dwells with us when we are humble before Him.
God hears our prayers when we are humble. ''Lord, you have heard the desire of the humble; You will prepare their heart; You will cause Your ear to hear''..Ps 10:17. When we recognize our pride and respond to it with sorrow and repentance in our heart, we can be cleansed and renewed. Don't let the enemy tell you that submitting to God will cause you to miss out on some great worldly thing. Actually, the opposite is true. Submitting to the enemy will limit all God has for you. Submitting to God brings blessings far beyond what you can imagine into your life. What you gain is so far superior to anything the world has to offer.
The enemy wants us to be separated from God, but he can only separate us if we listen to him instead of God's truth. When we submit to God and His ways, we will not align ourselves with evil. We all face the enemy's enticement to be prideful in one way or another in our lives. Prayer warriors are humble people. It is their nature to love God and care about others. They would suffer to think that they had grieved God and made the Holy Spirit yearn for them, like a parent grieves and yearns for a wayward son or daughter. But pride can creep into any one of us. We cannot ignore that possibility. That's why we must pray frequently that we will resist the enemy by staying humble before God. And that happens with every step of submission to God we take.
You are made up of ''spirit, soul, and body''-----your soul is made up of your mind and emotions, and this includes your will...1 Thess 5:23. God wants all of these aspects of you submitted to Him under His Lordship. If the enemy has influence in any of these areas of yourself, you will find fear creeping into your soul. Fear increases in us when we have too much involvement with the world. If you suffer from fear, the enemy will seize the opportunity to feed it in you until you are emotionally paralyzed. That's one of the reasons so many people are on medication. Their problems have fear as their root--fear of failure, fear of not living up to some standard, fear of the future, fear of judgment, fear of criticism, fear of man, fear of everything. I believe that there is a phobia for everything on earth. And where do these countless fears come from? Not from God that's for sure. Fear is the work of the enemy in our lives. We become afraid when we listen to the voice of the enemy in our lives. We become afraid when we listen to the voice of the enemy and not the voice of God. I want you all to know that I don't tell people to not take their medicine, but I do want you all to know that God has freedom from fear. And His freedom is free. I have met so many people who was paralyzed with fear. And I have met those who it was more than just fear, it was terror. It was a spirit of fear right out of the pits of Hell. For many that get saved, are full of fear and it takes prayers of deliverance and also Christian counseling for a long while, because many will have so much depression, and anxiety that was so severe that it takes much deliverance and counseling until they are completely set free and also healed up. 2 Tim 1:7 ''God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind''. Once you are set free you life will change from that point on. You know that fear, depression, and anxiety are caused by a deep wounding of your soul because of abuse that you have suffered from childhood. Some have said to me that they were on medicine, and that it did nothing for them but make them feel more hopeless. You know my friends it took the overwhelming love and power of God to take all their mental and emotional torment away, and when that happens you will never be paralyzed by it again. Now I'm not saying you will never be depressed, anxious, or fearful from that moment on again because things does happen in our lives that cause us to feel that way. But when you start to feel that coming you just go directly to the Lord and His word and it will go away immediately.In God's eyes you have value and purpose, so don't let the devil tell you any different. We all have things we struggle with. One common fear for many people is that their past will control their future. And many will say, they are destined to repeat the failures and devastation of their past. Nothing could be further from the truth. This is another lie from the enemy. The truth is, you are not your past. You are a new creation in Christ. This is not to say we should ignore the past. We do need to acknowledge it for what it was. If it was terrible and damaging to you, if it was harmful and you know it caused great scars in your mind and emotions, don't deny it. Bring it all to the Lord. God will redeem everything by bringing good out of it. It's one of the countless miracles He does.
Paul said that he lived ''forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus'' Phil 3 :13-14. We must do the same. God will help you step out of your past and reach toward the future He has for you. And fear will not be part of that process. Fear is one of the enemy's weapons against us. Refuse to buy into it. Know God's truth so well that you don't allow the world to control your thoughts or determine the level of your peace. Do not permit yourself to become drawn into the many conflicts around you so that you are brought down by them. Refuse to allow the media to fill you with fear as they try to direct your thoughts and manipulate your doubts. Don't tolerate outside influences in the world distracting you from what is happening in the spirit realm. Refuse to be overwhelmed because God's truth so well that you don't allow the world to control your thoughts or determine the level of your peace. Do not permit yourself to become drawn into the many conflicts around you so that you arte brought down by them. Refuse to allow the media to fill you with fear as they try to direct your thoughts and manipulate your doubts. Don't tolerate outside influences in the world distracting you from what is happening in the spirit realm. Refuse to be overwhelmed because God is not overwhelmed. Resist all confusion. Thank God every day for a sound mind of clarity He has given you. There is only one purveyor of fear and we all know who that is.
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