The Power of Truth
So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in my word, then you are truly disciples of mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”John 8:31
From reading the Word and from serving the Lord, we learn the Truth and the more we recognize Satan’s lies. We are wired to live in the truth which gives us power to overcome Satan’s temptations. However, the problem is that Satan tempts us through our emotions or feelings to do something we enjoy instead of what the Lord has called us to do.
How can God’s Truth help us to be spiritual warriors so that we can control our emotional desires? We can never be spiritual warriors if we cannot control our emotions. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:6-7). Consider “anxious” as any temptation from Satan, and immediately capture the emotion and run to God for peace in his Truth. The stronger the Truth, the easier it is to immediately run to God to destroy Satan’s attack. The power of the Truth enables us to easily recognize Satan’s lies. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies (John 8:44). Learn to recognize Satan’s use of mild lies to gain a foothold. And do not give the devil a foothold. (Ephesians 4:27).
Living with a strong attitude of victory helps us to live in the Truth and destroys the attacks of Satan’s lies. Have a strong attitude of victory and a commitment to living in victory because the Lord is always with us. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 15:57). The power of the Lord and his divine truth will crush Satan’s attacks enabling us to live victoriously in Christ. When we are victorious it brings great satisfaction as we become strong spiritual warriors for Christ.
Today tell yourself to walk in victory by living in the Truth; this will destroy all of Satan’s temptations. The Lord will give you victory through his wisdom and love. Live this day with peace and joy, filled with the Lord’s love and wisdom, and refuse to let anything take it away. This is walking in victory and overcoming the world.
Let’s Pray: Lord, thank you for giving me victory over the world and help me to always seek this victory. Guide me in the Spirit to walk in your wisdom and love. Let people see Christ in me, the peace, joy, and wisdom from a humble secure heart. In Jesus name, Amen