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The weekly meditation scripture and inspirational nugget are designed to encourage you in your walk with God, strengthen your faith and give you a specific scripture to meditate on all week long. To get the most out of these weekly scriptures, we encourage you to keep them before you every day and apply them to your life and circumstances. Declare them daily and stay focused on them until you experience true results.
When we accept the authority Jesus gave us, we realize that we have the ability to withstand the devil’s lies, trickery, and deceit. The devil cannot force us to do anything – the only power he has is deception. As Christians, we are righteous, holy, sanctified, and perfect. Not perfect in the sense that you’ve never made a mistake, but perfect in spirit, in complete and upright standing with God.
When we do not know the truth of who we are in Christ and the dominion that has been given to us, by default we turn that authority over to the enemy. We do not have to repeat that Adam and Eve’s error. They gave their authority over to satan by believing and doing what he said instead of what God said. Christ has redeemed each of us. We are God’s own children, but the devil will always try to shame us into thinking there something wrong with us. What this ultimately does is limit the believer that thinks he or she is not worthy of exercising the authority of God.
Not only do we have God’s compassionate and unconditional love, but we have also been given unconditional authority. Everything that the devil does is to trick us into giving him what is rightfully ours—our God given authority. As James chapter 4 verse 7 instructs us to do, we must submit ourselves to God. Resist the devil and he will flee!
Lord, You have already won the victory over the enemy and gave us power and authority over Him. No weapon formed against us shall prosper. We thank You for being a father to us and for making us perfect and whole in every way through Your son Jesus. Teach us how to walk boldly in what has been made available to us and bring glory to Your name in the earth. It is in Jesus’ name that we pray. Amen.
2 Corinthians 2:11
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