Why Is The Devil Attacking My Family

Why Is The Devil Attack­ing My Family

We often here it said that “The devil is attack­ing me and my fam­ily”. If he is, it is because in one way or another, you have given him your con­sent. Jesus gave us every­thing we need to expel the devil from our cir­cum­stances. Yet unless we are aware of the author­ity He gave to all believ­ers, Satan will do his best to reek havoc in our lives. Take hold of this truth, and run with it.

Behold, I give you the author­ity to tram­ple on ser­pents and scor­pi­ons, and over all the power (abil­ity) of the enemy, and noth­ing shall by any means hurt you. Nev­er­the­less do not rejoice in this, that the spir­its are sub­ject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are writ­ten in heaven.” (Luke 10:19 & 20 NKJV) Did you know that evil spir­its are sub­ject to you if you are a believer in Jesus?

Why? Because…

You are of God, lit­tle chil­dren, and have over­come them (the evil spir­its), because He who is in you (the Holy Spirit) is greater than he who is in the world.” (1 John 4:4 NKJV)

Bible Verses Of Encouragement

Bible Verses of Encour­age­ment — Bible Verse of the Day

Are you feel­ing down today? Do you feel like there is no end in site and your trou­bles will never go away? The audio mes­sage below will pro­vide bible verses of encour­age­ment as well as hope that for you that through Jesus Christ, ALL things work together for the good when you believe.

Jesus I need your help

Today, try to turn your focus from what you are feel­ing and expe­ri­enc­ing in your life right now and focus and med­i­tate on these bible verses of encouragement.

‘No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imag­ined what God has pre­pared for those who love him.’ But it was to us that God revealed these things by His Spirit. For His Spirit searches out every­thing and shows us God’s deep secrets.” (1 Corinthi­ans 2:9–10, NLT)

TIP: Don’t focus on the size of your prob­lem but instead, focus on the size of our God. bible verses of encouragement Firstly, know that God’s love for you is uncon­di­tional. You need not do any­thing for it. This was all taken care of at the cross. In Corinthi­ans 2:9, the depth of God’s love for you is so deep, that to you and I, it is incom­pre­hen­si­ble to under­stand the depth of His love.

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begot­ten Son, that who­ever believes in Him should not per­ish but have ever­last­ing life.John 3:16 NKJV

If you want to change things in your life,  begin to develop a rela­tion­ship with Jesus Christ. Draw near to Him and make Him first-place in your life. He is wait­ing for you to make the first move and then He will draw near to you. Remem­ber Jesus will not inter­fere in your life if you are try­ing to solve your prob­lems on your own. He will back off (free will) and let you han­dle it on your own.

“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you”. (James 4:8 NKJV)

I pro­duced a video to the clas­sic song “Bridge Over Trou­bled Water” by Simon and Gar­funkel. The video por­trays God’s love for us and will lift your spirits-Enjoy and expe­ri­ence the love of God.

Why Do We Believe In A God We Cannot See

Why Should We Believe In A God We Can­not See 

Soon after Jesus res­ur­rected, He appeared to His dis­ci­ples and instructed them to go out into the world with the good news that God had for­given all the sins of men, and eter­nal life awaited all who would believe. On that day how­ever, one of his dis­ci­ples, Thomas, was not with them. Why Should We Believe In A God We Cannot See

When the other dis­ci­ples told Thomas that the Lord was risen from the dead and had appeared to them, Thomas did not believe them. The story goes some­thing like this:

So the other dis­ci­ples told him (Thomas), “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my fin­ger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.” A week later his dis­ci­ples were in the house again and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your fin­ger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubt­ing and believe.” Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!” Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.” (John 20:25–29 NIV)

How Can We Believe In A God We Can­not See?

Many peo­ple have asked, “How can we believe in a God we can­not see?” Yet the Bible tells us that the exis­tence of God is made plain through­out all of nature.

For ever since the cre­ation of the world His invis­i­ble nature and attrib­utes, that is, His eter­nal power and divin­ity, have been made intel­li­gi­ble and clearly dis­cernible in and through the things that have been made (His hand­i­works). So [men] are with­out excuse [alto­gether with­out any defense or jus­ti­fi­ca­tion, Because when they knew and rec­og­nized Him as God, they did not honor and glo­rify Him as God or give Him thanks. But instead they became futile and god­less in their think­ing [with vain imag­in­ings, fool­ish rea­son­ing, and stu­pid spec­u­la­tions] and their sense­less minds were dark­ened.” (Romans 1:20 & 21 AMPLIFIED BIBLE)

When God appeared to mankind in the form of His Son Jesus,

(“God was in Christ, rec­on­cil­ing the world unto him­self.” 2 Corinthi­ans 5:19)

the world at large still did not accept or believe in Him. He healed ter­mi­nally ill peo­ple, He even raised the dead on sev­eral occa­sions, yet they still refused to believe Him. What should God do than? Should He exer­cise His great might and power and appear to us like some Genie out of a lamp and fill the sky with His pres­ence in order to get us to believe?

If men do not believe in God when every­thing around us tes­ti­fies of His exis­tence, than even if He appeared to them in the great­ness of His might and power, they still wouldn’t believe; and those who did would do so out of fear of Him, not out of love for all that He has done to win us back to Him after our first par­ents elected to reject Him in favor of being their own gods.

And for all those in the sci­en­tific com­mu­nity who would try to get us to swal­low that there is no God, (and ask how can we believe in a God we can­not see) but rather that we evolved out of a suc­ces­sion of cos­mic acci­dents, the Bible has only one thing to say, in fact it says it twice:

The fool hath said in his heart, “there is no God”.” (Psalms 14:1 & Psalms 53:1)

And if you are among those who pre­fer to align them­selves with the idea that our exis­tence came about as a result of time, evo­lu­tion and a suc­ces­sion of cos­mic acci­dents, con­sider this, even those in the sci­en­tific com­mu­nity who would have us believe this mind­less tripe, admit that the odds that life came about as a result of a suc­ces­sion of cos­mic acci­dents, are approx­i­mately the same as Webster’s Unabridged Dic­tio­nary com­ing into exis­tence as a result of an explo­sion in a print­ing shop.
The Apos­tle Paul summed it up this way:

We walk by faith, not by sight…”(2 Corinthi­ans 5:7)

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Why Does God Allow Suffering And Bad Things To Happen?

Why Does God Allow Suf­fer­ing

When we look around at the world we are liv­ing in, tak­ing in the hor­rors that are occur­ring around the world on a daily basis, the most preva­lent ques­tion on many people’s minds is,“Why does God allow (let) these things to happen!”

His­tor­i­cally, turn­ing to the clergy for the answer to this ques­tion of why does God allow any­thing evil or bad to hap­pen is a les­son in futil­ity, as the hy does god allow pain and sufferinganswers we are asked to accept raise even more questions.

Answers like, “God works in mys­te­ri­ous ways. We don’t under­stand why He allows these things to hap­pen, but we must trust that it is all part of His plan.” Some of the less sym­pa­thetic answers lend them­selves to things like, “God is pun­ish­ing us for all the sin and evil in the world.” For­tu­nately, none of these reli­gious plat­i­tudes have any basis in Spir­i­tual reality.

Why Does God Allow Some­one You Love To Die?

When a loved on dies, for what­ever the rea­son, men of the cloth can be heard spew­ing out ridicu­lous state­ments like, “God took them home!” or “God had his rea­sons for let­ting them die.” So in essence then why does God allow bad things to hap­pen? Think for a moment about how such state­ments impact a child, sit­ting in the front pew of a church funeral, hav­ing lost a mother or father in a tragic acci­dent. State­ments like, “The Lord took um home!” is what they are asked to believe, in the absence of a more con­crete expla­na­tion of why a lov­ing God allowed this to hap­pen to mommy or daddy. And because God is “all pow­er­ful”, the death of their loved one is con­sciously or uncon­sciously placed squarely on God as the one who could have pre­vented it, but didn’t. So then does God allow bad things to happen?

 Why Does God Allow Suf­fer­ing and Bad Things To Hap­pen If He is “All Mighty?”

While it is true that God is “ALL MIGHTY” and “ALL POWERFUL”, it is not true that because why does god allow sufferingof these attrib­utes, He is free to do what­ever He wants. Believe it or not there are some things that All Mighty God can­not do.

2 Things God Can Not Do

There are pri­mar­ily two things that God can­not do.

  1. He can­not lie.
  2. He can­not break His word, once given.

When God cre­ated the world, He gave “domin­ion” of the Earth to Adam and Eve, or in the greater sense, He made the human race the supreme author­ity over the planet. The book of Gen­e­sis, in the first chap­ter, verse 28 tells us that after cre­at­ing man in His own image and like­ness, God gave man domin­ion over the affairs of the planet.

Be fruit­ful, and mul­ti­ply, and replen­ish the earth, and sub­due it: and have domin­ion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every liv­ing thing that moveth upon the earth.”  By def­i­n­i­tion, the word domin­ion means “rul­ing power, author­ity, or con­trol”.

By giv­ing the human race “rul­ing author­ity and con­trol” over the planet, God made it clear that He would honor what ever deci­sions the human race made con­cern­ing the planet. When Adam and Eve rejected the Lord­ship of God over them in the Gar­den of Eden, God had no choice but to honor his word, and let Adam and Eve and their descen­dants rule the world in any way that they saw fit. They chose Satan’s sys­tem of gov­ern­ment which is a sys­tem based on every one being their own gods, that is, a gov­ern­ment based on SELFISHNESS,  where every­one does what they please accord­ing to their own wills, rather than God’s gov­ern­ment, which is based on rec­og­niz­ing God as their Lord, and com­ply­ing with His will. God’s gov­ern­ment is based on com­plete SELFLESSNESS , or every­one doing what is right for well being of every­one else, and esteem­ing all oth­ers higher than themselves.

Once Adam and Eve made the deci­sion to dis­obey God in the Gar­den of Eden, and chose Satan’s gov­ern­ment over God’s,  Satan became their new LEGAL  ‘father’, (the oper­a­tive word here is ‘LEGAL’) and God had no choice but to back off. From that moment on, God could not legally inter­fere in the affairs of men with­out break­ing His Word and tak­ing back the author­ity He had given them over the Earth. Since it is impos­si­ble for God to break His word, the human race has been in charge of planet earth for the last six thou­sand years, liv­ing out Satan’s sys­tem of gov­ern­ment. Satan is the enemy of God and men. He delights in our demise, and than does every­thing in his power to get us to believe that it’s all God’s fault.

why does god allow evil

This is why God sent His Son Jesus to the earth. Since it was humans who unwit­tingly gave domin­ion of the earth over to Satan and his form of Gov­ern­ment by dis­obey­ing God, or sin­ning if you will, only a human being could win the planet back to God and free mankind from the bondage that Adam and Eve unwit­tingly placed us in.

The Bible tells us that God was in Christ, rec­on­cil­ing the world back to Him­self” (2 Corinthi­ans 5:19) This is why God had to become a man in order to save the planet. A human being plunged us into this mess, and only a human being could get us out. By becom­ing a human being, liv­ing a sin­less life in obe­di­ence to God, and fac­ing the death penalty that went along with men choos­ing to be their own gods, Jesus, by his blood, won the right to claim the Earth back to God forever.

Soon the reign of evil men will be over. All who align them­selves with God and believe that Jesus Christ is the Lord who saved them, will live for­ever in a world as God intended it to be. does god allow sufferingA world free from death, sor­row and pain, a world where all are of one accord, a world free from self­ish­ness and sin, and a world where we will be reunited for­ever with the loved ones who were lost to us. Jesus said,

“I am the res­ur­rec­tion, and the life: he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.” (John 11:25) Those who make a deci­sion to fol­low Christ into eter­nity will one day hear the words. “Well done My good and faith­ful ser­vant, enter ye into the Joy of the Lord.” (Matthew 25:21)

Until then, be at peace know­ing that God is not respon­si­ble for the ter­ri­ble things that go on here, but nei­ther can He arbi­trar­ily inter­fere with or use His might and power to stop that which we have brought upon our­selves by choos­ing to be our own gods.

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How To Find Inner Peace — Jesus Is In The Midst Of Your Life

How To Find Inner Peace

Are you at a point in your life where you are des­per­ately search­ing on how to find inner peace? No mat­ter which way you turn you are over­whelmed with emo­tional tur­moil. My friend, it is only when you are at peace and total rest know­ing that Jesus goes before you and makes your crooked places straight, you acti­vate your faith and good things begin to hap­pen to you. It’s then and only then you will find true last­ing inner peace. Remem­ber no mat­ter how bad things are, the risen Jesus (the Holy Spirit) is in the midst of your prob­lems. Just invite Him into your life and see how quickly things change for you.

How To Find Inner Peace — God Is Wait­ing For You

Remem­ber God is wait­ing for YOU to make Him part of your life, not the other way

How to find inner peace with god

How to find inner peace with god

around. He gives your total free will to decide this is what you want and will not inter­fere. It’s up to you so take a leap of faith now and change your life for­ever and have a total last­ing inner peace and rest.

In John 20:19–20 the Apos­tles gath­ered in a room with the doors locked (not yet know­ing Christ rose from the dead) in fear of the Jews. Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, “Peace be with you.” (Shalom). When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. Then the dis­ci­ples were glad when they saw the Lord.

shalom peaceHow To Find Inner Peace — Trust­ing and Rest­ing In Jesus

How To Find Inner Peace Within

How To Find Inner Peace Within

The Dis­ci­ples went from utter fear to joy in an instant when they saw Jesus. The same can hap­pen to you when you change your focus on what­ever trou­bles you and turn toward Him. Reject neg­a­tive thoughts and med­i­tate and dwell on God’s love for you.Cast all your fears, wor­ries, anx­i­eties and all that may trou­ble you on Him. Find your inner peace and rest know­ing there is noth­ing too big for God…nothing!

Con­sider this your first step in the jour­ney of know Jesus. To learn more of the heart of the True Godtrue God check out this arti­cle by click­ing on the image »>.