Saturday, August 10, 2013

Our God is Greater

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

  • God is stronger than any force of darkness. He does what He pleases. He controls all things, working out everything in conformity with the plan and purpose of His own will.

  • Satan’s power is limited to what God allows. Satan had to play by God’s rules. Satan cannot do anything without God's direct approval. Satan cannot attack God's people without first obtaining permission from God.

  • Because God is in charge over everything, we don’t need to fear Satan’s power over our lives or the lives of other believers around us.

  • Satan may try to tempt us and influence us, but He who is in us is greater than he who is in the world. The evil powers around us are no match for the power of Jesus within us.

  • God allows Satan to test us by means of painful problems. It is to humble us or to prevent us from becoming too arrogant or prideful, to prove us or to stretch us and to make us stronger and truer than before, or a host of other reasons.

  • And we will not be tempted beyond what we can endure. God will provide a way out of that temptation so we don't have to give in and sin.

  • Our God is Greater. Our God is Stronger. Our God is Healer. Our God is Higher than any other. We must press on and finish our race.

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