Ephesians 6:14-17 reads "Stand your ground, putting on the sturdy belt of truth and the body armor of God's righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News, so that you will be fully prepared. In every battle you will need faith as your shield to stop the fiery arrows aimed at you by Satan. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God."

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“Alive In Christ”

Colossians 3:1-4

“3 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is your[a] life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.”

For a lot of my life it took me a while to understand how I am made alive in Christ. Sitting here today I don’t know all the answers, I have made many mistakes, I am sinner, but I am alive in Christ. I understand that He died for me, He resurrected for me, and His Holy Spirit lives deep inside of me. I am his and he is mine. I have had many moments when I have felt his presence, and he has worked through me. There have also been those moments when the enemy has attacked me, and I have wanted to pull away from God. No matter how far I may pull away God always rails me back in.

Spiritual warfare is very strong, and it is very real. The enemy is constantly trying to lure you into his motives. The enemy wants divorces to happen, people to become addicted to drugs, lustful addictions, anger to take place, people to become wrapped up in the party scenes, the spirit of mammon to take over, and for us to be drawn as far away from God as we can. The enemy is a liar and a thief, and the real light is within Jesus Christ.

To be honest I have seen to much to pick the enemies side. I know that the truth is in Jesus, and He conquered sin so we can have new life. Jesus conquered sin, so we can be a light in the darkness, and we can stand up against the powers of the enemy. He took the most crucial punishment that any one could ever take. He was bruised and beaten, but in the end he came out victorious. How do I know this because I know Him.

We have the opportunity to have a relationship and be made alive with a very real God who absolutely adores us. We experience grace because grace was given to us through the cross and Gods blood. You have the option to made alive in Christ and risen with him. It just comes down to a choice that needs to be made. What is your choice? Are you ready?

Question: Are you ready to give your life completely over to the Lord understanding that you still might fail? Do you understand that His grace is enough, and He just wants intimate relationship with you? Speak to him, and tell him. He loves hearing your voice and is waiting for your response.


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