Insights

 

Herschel shares an intimate Scriptural insight each day with which he has been blessed in his personal life, the result from decades of study and practice. The reader is greatly rewarded, meditating on just one "insight" throughout each day, becoming strengthened through the renewing of the mind to see our spiritual lives more clearly.

Today's Insight

Saturday, 12/16/17


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Let’s look at more spiritual weapons.

“Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.” (1 Peter 5:9)

It’s interesting that Peter calls this battle “suffering”. Sometimes, when we are tempted, it is really hard to resist, that is, to say “NO” to Satan and “Yes” to GOD. It is especially hard when our emotions are deeply affected. Let’ look at more weapons. (Ephesians 6:10-18)

GOSPEL: “Your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace”. We seldom share the gospel by accident. It’s when we are ready, because we know how much God loves lost people, and how much our Savior who died for them wants them to be saved. “This is good and pleases God our Savior, who WANTS ALL MEN (MANKIND) TO BE SAVED and to come to the knowledge of the truth”. (1 Tim. 2:3) “Make the most of EVERY opportunity” (Colossians 4:5)

FAITH: “Take up the shield of faith with which you can extinguish ALL the flaming arrows of the evil one.” “Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6) “He asked them, ‘Do you believe that I am able to do this?’ ‘Yes, Lord,’ they replied.” “Then He touched their eyes and said, ‘According to your faith will it be done to you.’” (Matt. 9:28-29)

PRAYER: “Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.” “Do not be anxious about anything, but in EVERYTHING by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God,” (Philippians 4:6) Remember, that God acts primarily upon our faith. Prayer is an action of faith as we are led by the Spirit. Over and over the disciples asked, “why?” Jesus often answered “because of your lack of faith.”

“You do not have because you do not ask God.” (James 4:2)

 


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