Maintaining Your Stance By Over Seer CJ
Maintaining Your Stance
Ephesians 6:12-14 12For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
There are some things that we must do in order to not faint. One of the most important things is to receive our daily portion, or Word of God daily. It is important the we keep His Word in our hearts and apart of our lifestyle. When the enemy comes to speak contrary, or speak fear, you can now combat him with the Word just like Jesus did in the garden.
Understand that faith is a daily lifestyle. It's not a magic bullet that you use to get what you need from God. You cannot be in faith today and get what you want from God, then tomorrow sick because your need wasn't met when you wanted it to be. The bible tells us in Jude to build up ourselves on our most holy faith by praying in the Holy Ghost. This is a continual process. We have to keep going to God and keep drawing from Him in order to stand.
We have to also maintain a heart that is perfect. To be perfect in God is to be blameless and not faultless. It means to be complete, totally sold out to Him and mature. This does not mean that you will not have down falls and short comings, but it means that you keep a heart of repentance and keep a lifestyle of holiness. Jesus says that only the pure at heart will see Him. We can't be pure at heart without holiness. A person with a perfect heart will maintain their stance. When the enemy knocks this person down, they will get back up and continue to stand. It is impossible to keep a perfect heart and give up. A perfect heart will ride out their storm knowing that the Lord is in control and will get the glory through it all.
II Chronicles 25:1-2 1Amaziah was twenty and five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Jehoaddan of Jerusalem. 2And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, but not with a perfect heart.
Everything we do for the Lord, must be done with a perfect heart, or a blameless heart. This is why it is so important that we keep coming to God. We must be swift to repent and turn away from the evil mind and evil way of doing things. As we take a look at Amaziah, we know that he was a King over Jerusalem. King Amaziah did what was right in the eyes of people and even what was right according to God's standard. He looked as if he had it going on in the natural, but his heart wasn't right. Amaziah was like many Christians today; playing the part of what it takes to be a person of God, but it just wasn't in him.
In maintaining our stance, we must keep God on the inside of us. We've got to be pure and whole-heartedly dedicated to God, our ministries and one another. There can be no hidden agendas and there can be no arterial motives. As we look a little closer at Amaziah, he prepared for battle, had all the right men, but the Lord wasn't with him. Many people today look holy, can smile like the sunshine, can sing like the angels, can dance like David, and can preach like Jesus, but is the Lord with you? Is God showing up and changing lives when you do these things? When you step out of the car onto the pavement at your job, do the spiritual realm shake because of the anointing on you? When people see you, do they begin to repent and tell of the goodness of Jesus? If none of these things are happening to you, I come to tell you that there is a solution for you. Your solution is to get Jesus in your heart.
I've heard many couples through the years say, "I love him/her with all my heart." When you love the Lord with all your heart, there is nothing you will withold from Him. You won't hold back on your giving, because you love Him and you don't want the house of the Lord to go lacking. When you love the Lord, you want everyone to meet him. You tell everyone of the goodness of Jesus, soul winning is a breeze. When you love Him with all of your heart, you are like David, "I was glad when they said unto me, let us go into the house of the Lord." Is Jesus in your heart? Is your heart pure? Only you, God and Satan know the character of your heart. You know your intentions and motives, God created you, and Satan knows if he can gain access there or not.
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