Yes as the old hymn says:
"Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in His wonderful face. And the things of earth will look strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace."
As Christians we are to look to Him, our creator and keep our eyes fixed.
The Bible gives us 3 weapons to use against the enemy.
1. The Word of God.
Use it as a two edged sword. Learn and memorise the Word and keep it close to your heart. Call upon it, in times of adversity.
"For God has not given me a 'Spirit of Fear' (which causes anxiety and depression) but a Spirit of Love, a Spirit of Power and a Spirit of a Sound Mind." (2 Timothy 1:7).
Think about this for a moment... the Spirit of fear is evil. It tries to capture your mind and hold onto your thoughts. Speak the above scripture out a few times meaning every word, no matter how difficult you find it to be, and that spirit of fear will have to flee....It has no dominion over the Word of God.
2. The Blood of the Lamb.
Knowing and believing that Jesus Christ is the Lamb of God that was slain as redemption for your sins. It is a powerful tool. Speak out loud Gods Word on this when Satan tries to take away your peace.
"And I (as a Christian) have overcome him (the devil) by the Blood of the Lamb and by the Word of my testimony." (Revelation 12:11)
3. Your Testimony.
This is a strong tool for the believer. It is the proclamation of your faith! Speaking it aloud defeats the enemy.
"He hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me." (Psalms 55:18)
"No weapon that is formed against me will prosper." (Isaiah 54:17)
The trials of this world may be many. Yet, we have been given the power to stand on:
Gods Word, The Blood of the Lamb, and the Word of our Testimony.
"On Christ the solid Rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand." Amen.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
TURN YOUR EYES UPON JESUS (The Rock)
An Author since 2012 and retired Registered Nurse. I reside in sub-tropical Queensland, Australia, with my American husband Raymond and our three little dogs. Monty (Australian Terrier,) Mille` (Toy Foxy), and Marley (Toy Poodle). Late in 2008 I began to explore and enjoy the realm of creative writing. This is something which has always been an interest yet until now,I haven't found time to indulge. God is the cornerstone of my home and heart. He is my life and my breath, for without Him I am nothing. My desire is to edify His existance in my daily walk through life. To inspire and encourage the broken hearted. And to assist in the knowledge that EVERYTHING has a reason and a purpose under the Heavens. We are reminded through our faith in Jesus that He will, "Turn our Mourning into Dancing and our Sorrow into Joy." Psalms 30:11. Having personally experienced tough times I know, there is truely no gain without pain. South Western Sydney Area Health, Queensland Health, LATE OF ROGERSVILLE, TENESSEE and Amedysis Home Health.