Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Today Reminder - 15 Augustus 2012 (Greater)

My prayer for you for today is that you will not be misled by people but that you will listen to the Spirit in you, in Jesus name.

1 John 4:4
But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world.

Greater - the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world. This is just one of those awesome verses in the Bible that leaves you in awe for a moment. John writes here in chapter four about false prophets and mentions that they already existed even in his time. I think over the years the enemy brings people into our lives to mislead us and confuse us. You see one of the enemy’s best attacks is to bring distance between you and the will of God, to bring separation between you and the foundation that is Jesus Christ. There are so many that will come under the Christian cloak to deceive us in changing our belief. In the end the Bible must remain your fall back and all should be tested against this guideline. But what truly moved me is this quick comparison John makes in saying that the Spirit that lives in you is greater than the spirit that lives in the world. I think this is one of the most important things that we keep on forgetting. Nothing in this world is greater than God and nothing in this world can be compared to Him. 

My dear friend, in you dwells a powerful God. If you can grasp this concept and make it your own, nothing will be able to move you. You will be a rock that God can use as a foundation to build people up for His kingdom. Knowing and understanding the gift of the Holy Spirit is fundamental in achieving freedom from your worldly self. My dear friend, how I pray that you will come to understand the power that lies within you, a boundless and endless pool of strength and courage. I pray that it will make you bold and brave so that nothing will bring you down.

Have an awesome day dear friend of Jesus