Tagged: Temptation

June 9 Understanding your temptations 3 Comments

UNDERSTANDING YOUR TEMPTATIONS (3)

Satan knows that when you recognize him as the source of your temptation, he loses his advantage. He knows that when you understand he initiated the temptation, you’ll recoil from it faster than if you think you yourself are the...

June 8 Understanding your temptations 2 Comments

UNDERSTANDING YOUR TEMPTATIONS (2)

The second misperception is: temptation is sin. The Devil wants you to blame yourself for the temptations you experience. Why? Because when you believe that you are the source of it, you feel condemned and discouraged. As you indulge in...

February 21 Thriving in the Combat Zone 3 Comments

Thriving in the Combat Zone (3)

The attack from Satan. We either trivialize or exaggerate Satan’s power. Each spells trouble! The first makes you feel vulnerable; the second creates in you an unfounded fear. Understanding Satan’s ways—and your weapons—equips you to handle his attacks and resist...

January 25 Take Responsibility Comments

Take Responsibility

A woman went shopping one day and came home with a very expensive dress. Her budget-conscious husband was very upset and demanded to know what on earth possessed her. ‘The devil made me do it,’ she replied sweetly. He asked,...

December 22 Stop Fighting in Your Own Strength Comments

Stop Fighting in Your Own Strength

During World War II, Allied bombers carried machine guns in the nose, under the belly, on top, and in the rear. B-17s, better known as ‘flying fortresses’, carried thirteen .50 calibre machine guns. At one point scientists suggested the planes...

December 19 Mind Management 4 Comments

Mind Management (4)

Here are two more examples of mind management. A thought knocks on the door of your mind and says, ‘You’re so awesome, the world is lucky to have you.’ Typically it’s the kind of thought you’d welcome, but you don’t...

Temptation Series 3_Aug 2014

Temptation (3)

You ask, ‘How long will this temptation last?’ Sometimes the enemy’s attack is short-term; other times it’s long-term. Paul had a ‘thorn’ in his flesh, one that wouldn’t go away. Why did he have it? Pride! ‘Lest I should be exalted above...

Temptation Series 2_Aug 2014

Temptation (2)

Ignorance of Scripture is one of the greatest weapons Satan has against you. Three times he tempted Jesus, and guess what? He used Scripture to do it! But he didn’t prevail because Jesus knew what God’s Word says—and doesn’t say. We’re vulnerable...

Temptation Series 1_Aug 2014

Temptation (1)

The Bible says, ‘Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.’ Notice who led Jesus there: God! You’re in training for your destiny, and a good trainer has one thing in mind—turning flab...