Friday, November 3, 20 7.
John 10:10 KJV
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
Satan is THE Thief. If he only comes to Steal, Kill and Destroy, what do you think he comes to steal, kill or destroy? He’s after the ABUNDANT LIFE that Christ has come to give. This abundant Life, commonly referred to as Salvation is the embodiment of EVERY GOOD THING IN Christ Jesus. This includes but is not limited to Spiritual Life, Sound Health, Wealth, Marriage, Fruitfulness etc. In essence, Satan desires to take away from you whatever Good thing Jesus died and rose to give you.
*Behind EVERY loss, whether subtle or violent is Satan THE thief!*
Whenever there’s a loss as a result of spiritual slumber or carelessness, don’t accept it as final. Engage your heart, gird your loins and go after the thief. RECOVER ALL!!! Your inheritance in Christ is inaccessible without a degree of violence.
Jesus said, *”..The violent take it by force..( Matthew 11:12).*
*If the violent are “takers”, then the docile are regular losers. Stand up and fight for your inheritance!*
When Lot was carried away into captivity, Abraham the Father of Faith armed his 318 trained servants and pursued after the marauding kings. He fought them and recovered all they’d taken forcefully from Sodom. (Genesis 14)
In 1 Samuel 30, the Amalekites raided David’s vicinity and carried away all his human and material goods including those of his men. They returned back to find NOTHING left. Their first reaction is common with many believers. They WEPT emotionally and loudly!. I’m sure David wept the loudest, weeping however didn’t solve the problem as always. It’s okay to weep. Let off pent up emotions. But after weeping, DO SOMETHING !!! Jesus wept at the tomb of Lazarus but after weeping, He composed Himself and issued a power command. Lazarus was restored!
After weeping, David and his men enquired of God, received assurance and promptly pursued the enemy. Guess what, they recovered ALL.
There’s only one answer the Bible has for Believers when dealing with THE Thief, RESIST HIM STEADFASTLY IN FAITH! (1 Peter 5:9).
If Abraham fought and David fought to recover all they’d lost, please fight to either retain what you have or recover all you’ve lost. Refusing to be persuaded otherwise will amount to timidity and not humility.
God has given you ALL things that you need for Life and Godliness.
You have ALL that you need to recover ALL that you’ve lost. Don’t fold your arms and give the poor Christian excuse of waiting for Heaven’s intervention. YOU are Heaven’s intervention! *If you don’t MOVE, the problem will NOT be REMOVED!*
Christ has given you the victory already. Fight FROM Victory and not FOR Victory. Go and do what Champions do, WIN.
You are Blessed and Highly Favoured in the name of Messiah Yeshua.