Stepping Stones: Be a “Whole” Believer

Stepping Stones: Be a “Whole” Believer
September 22, 2009 Lighthouse Network

Transformational Tip
There are two sides to being a believer; one of light and one of darkness. As a believer myself, I spend most of my spiritual energy on the “light” side of things. The promise of salvation, the grace and mercy of our Father, the power of forgiveness, amongst other things. But to be a “Whole” believer we need to accept the dark side as well. We must believe that Satan is as real as Jesus. It’s an ugly, scary fact. I bristle at even having to write about him. However, we need to know and believe that Satan’s primary mission for being is to separate us from Christ. Be clear, each day, especially for believers and followers of Christ, we are embroiled in spiritual warfare. Satan not only wants your attention, he wants your soul, your family, your job, your relationships…he wants it all. His job is to create constant confusion and distraction in your mind. This confusion attacks every sphere…your brain chemistry, your emotions and personality, your relationships with others, and Satan’s primary goal, disrupting our relationship with God. God calls us to renew our mind, not destroy it.
Today, become a “Whole” believer by accepting and being aware that there is a never-ending war between God and Satan, and the trophy is your soul. Identify a negative thought pattern that smudges your lenses and look at Christ’s teachings for the truth. Click here to share with us your experience and thoughts on being a “Whole” believer.

Dear Father God, My focus is on You my Lord. I believe and accept Your promise. I thank You for sending Your Son Jesus so that our sins may be forgiven. But I believe there is this diabolical creature Satan. Your word tells us of his desire for death and destruction. I reject Satan and all his works. Help me, Father, to be aware minute by minute of this spiritual battle that ensues around me. Help me remember that Satan tries to push my fleshly buttons, trying to tempt me to believe his lies about You.… Thank You for a process to renew my mind, biologically, psychologically, socially, and spiritually by sending Jesus to destroy Satan and your instruction book, the Bible. I pray in the name of Your Son Jesus Christ, and all God’s people said, – AMEN!

The Truth
He who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work. No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God.
1 John 3:8-9
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
Ephesians 6:11-12

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