And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.
We are the victorious of God, who are in Christ Jesus. See yourselves through the eyes of victory for Christ’s victory was credited in our account
For God does not show favoritism.
God’s blessings are our own to enjoy. Not based on race or tribe. What he has done for one, He can do for you.
“Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it?"
It costs something to be a real Christian; there enemies to be overcome, battles to be fought, sacrifices, to be made, temptations to be resisted, bridges to burn.
The Savior's Warning Against Temptation
“Why are you sleeping?” he asked them. “Get up and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.”
Every Christian must constantly be on guard against temptation.To fall into temptation is to experience temptation in its powerful and dangerous form.
The Good Kind of Temptation That God Uses
Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!”
“Here I am,” he replied. Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.”
Abraham was tested by God and in one way or another all believers are subject to trials and testing.
God hass Many ways of Testing
2 corinthians 1: 8
We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters,[a] about the troubles we experienced in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired of life itself.
This was the test that the Lord use to teach Paul; not to rely on himself but on God.
The Evil Kind of Temptation that Satan uses
The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”
Sometime the Devil will tempt the believer to sin by putting evil thought into his mind. Temptation of
this kind is flaming arrows of the evil one. The believer is not guilty of sin because has these thoughts.
Very truly I tell you, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony.
We being of God, we are doers of what is good, our new nature dictates so. We can only do good always. It is His working in us.