Weekly Grace

Meditation scripture and inspirational nuggets

The weekly meditation scripture and inspirational nugget are designed to encourage you in your walk with God, strengthen your faith and give you a specific scripture to meditate on all week long. To get the most out of these weekly scriptures, we encourage you to keep them before you every day and apply them to your life and circumstances. Declare them daily and stay focused on them until you experience true results.

FOR THE WEEK OF February 29, 2016

Resisting the Devil with Physical Actions

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We are told not to just pray to God, but to actively fight against the devil. This includes our physical actions. Faith without works is dead. We need to pair doctrine from the Word of God with actions that are a result of faith. Resisting the enemy with our body is actually cooperating with God. If we want to resist the devil the way the Bible tells us to, we must submit ourselves to God’s authority. All power belongs to God, and we have been given the authorization and the right to use it on all levels.

The Scriptures tell us that the devil will only leave us alone when we stand up and fight against him. Similar to wars in the physical realm, this type of resistance against the enemy even includes resisting him with our bodies. Yielding our bodies to God instead of the devil is an important strategy in this fight. This type of spiritual strategy against anything not of God connects us to provision, healing, deliverance, and everything else that God has already released to us. When things go wrong, instead of complaining we are to proclaim the Word of God. If you struggle with lust, instead of turning to ungodly magazines and websites, turn to the Word. If you are caught in a situation that you shouldn’t be part of, physically remove yourself. If you are having performance issues on your job, don’t give up. Do something, anything against what the enemy would like for you to do.

Commit to doing this until the full manifestation of deliverance, healing, prosperity or whatever is needed from God manifests. One of the most powerful ways to demonstrate our faith is to do the right thing, even if we do not feel like doing it at that moment.

Prayer

Father, thank You for Your Holy Spirit that has been sent to lead and guide us in Your Word and in our actions. With His help we can always know what to do even if it doesn’t seem as if we know exactly what to do. You have been so faithful to us and we thank You for it today. We give You all praise for the victories You’ve given us. We worship you for who You are. It is in Jesus’ name that we pray. Amen. 

Scriptures

James 4:7

James 2:20

Mark 6: 5, 6

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