It is literally filled with truth and speaking volumes to my heart. After discussing the first two days with the group, I am more excited than ever to hear what the others are gleaming. We all approach things from different perspectives, and each of us with our unique experiences are taught a little differently. It is eye opening to hear what others reap from the study.
Priscilla quickly reminds us --literally in the beginning--Jesus has won the war for us. Praise God--because I sure could NEVER be good enough! Here is a little tidbit I had not considered--but was thrilled to read. God--resides in the heavenly realm--with Jesus by His side---and guess what!! We are right there with them. Here you go---PROOF-
By grace you have been saved
AND raised us up with HIM
and seated us with Him in the heavenly places.
WOW! Talking about a seat of honor! It doesn't get any better than this!
SO-if we already have the seat of honor--WHY should we have to do spiritual battle--THE WAR IS ALREADY WON!
Oh, the enemy KNOWS the game is up--but he is willing to be satisfied with small victories. He wants nothing more than to steal our joy, claim our thoughts, have us live in fear and doubt, whisper lies in our ears. He knows he doesn't win this war--but he can still render us ineffective by capturing our thoughts with his deceptions. He is a crafty old thing--determined to make our life miserable.
We can stop him in his tracks, if we remember to gird ourselves with God's truth. God's truth does not harm us, make us depressed, create hate and anger, make life seem futile. God's truth does this-
And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
AND that sly one, the deceiver and accuser--he can just crawl back into his hole.