Not only is our life positioned in Him and complete in Him, but He has given us all that we need to live a holy and godly life. We read in 2Peter 3:3 according as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue. If we believe that our life truly is complete is Him then we need to act upon it..
Miles Stamford puts it this way: “When you fight to get victory, then you have lost the battle at the very outset. Suppose the Enemy assaults you in your home or in your business, he creates a situation with which you cannot possibly deal with, so what do you do? Well your first instinct is to prepare yourself for a big battle and then pray to God to give you the victory in it. But if you do so defeat is sure, for you have given up the ground that is yours in Christ. By the attitude you have taken you have relinquished it to the enemy.”
Miles Stamford continues: “What then should you do when he attacks? You should simply look up and praise the Lord and say: ‘Lord, I am faced with a situation that I cannot possibly meet. My enemy the devil has brought it about to compass my downfall, but I praise You that Your victory is an all-inclusive victory. It covers this situation, too. I praise You that I have already full victory in this matter”
Remember.. His teaching principle is based on an essential truth: the ‘source’ rule – that is everything after its own kind; flesh after flesh – spiritual after spiritual. The weapons of our warfare are not carnal, they are not of the flesh. They are spiritual weapons designed for a spiritual battle. The weapons are are not of the flesh, but mighty through God to the pulling down of spiritual strong holds. 2Cor.10:4 The enemy we fight are the spiritual principalities and powers in high places, and we are instructed to: cast down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God. We are told to bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;”
Remember, the enemy we fight are the spiritual principalities and powers in high places. Satan may be dressed in the garb of a neighbour or a government official. He may speak through the voice of a friend or act through a relative, but most of our spiritual weapons are defensive – and we are clothed with Christ. So grasp the great weapon of attack- which is the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.
David and his mighty warriors slew the enemy with the edge of a metal sword. Christ and his obedient soldiers slay the enemy with His double-edged sword. David fought in the physical to show us how to fight in the spiritual. He served as an earthly example to us – as a shadow of heavenly things.
But we have the mind of Christ Who is the incarnate Word of God. And we have the written Word of God which is the sword of the Spirit.. so as we bring into captive every thought, every imagination and every word, we know that the victory is already His – for we know that we are complete in Him.
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