There’s no place for defeat in the Christian’s life.
- Knocked down, yes.
- Beaten, yes.
- Broken, yes.
- Traumatized, sometimes.
- Hurt, yes.
- Torn, yes.
- Discouraged, sometimes.
But never defeated.
There’s five truths (five paints) that if you incorporate them into your life you will never be defeated again.
1 From now on I am going to take charge of my life.
2 I will never turn back.
3 I will never play church again.
4 I am going to commune with the people of God and share with those who are not, the truths that I have learned.
5 I will receive from God all that God has to offer.
V6 “Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. V7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
V8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
V9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
V10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
V11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
V12 For it is a shame even to speak of those which are done of them
V13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
V14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
V15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise. V16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
V17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.”
V10 “Finally, brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might.
V11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
V12 For 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.
V13 Wherefore 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. V14 Stand therefore, having your loins gird about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
V15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; V16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
V17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God:
V18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;”
Acts 1:8 “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”
Excerpt from God Thinking LXX The Parable Of The Painting by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2015