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 April 29, 2019

We Can Win at Spiritual Warfare

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If you’ve ever struggled with an issue that threatened to be your undoing, you’re not alone. We’ve all faced bad situations at one time or another; how we handle them determines whether we defeat adversity, or whether adversity defeats us. The devil is an expert at organizing attacks aimed at our weakest points, designed to bring us down. Thankfully, what Jesus did on the cross gives us victory in spiritual warfare.

Before Christ established the covenant of grace, evil had the upper hand. Now, however, the balance has flipped. Jesus gave Christians the power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; even the spirits are subject to us. If we believe this, then nothing can hurt us.

Jesus’ resurrection signaled victory for all believers; He has now handed that victory to us. This means that when trouble shows up, we maintain the victory He already obtained. We do that by standing on our believer’s authority, which extends to every realm. Whatever we bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever we loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

Trials and temptation don’t just happen in a vacuum—Satan uses them to attack us and break down our faith. Although we walk in bodies made of flesh, we don’t war after the flesh. We’re not wrestling against flesh and blood, but against principalities, powers, the rulers of darkness in this world, and spiritual wickedness in high places. Jesus has disarmed those principalities and powers that were ranged against us, made a public example of them, and triumphed over them on the cross.

In the daily spiritual warfare we’re in, evil no longer has power over us when we walk in God’s grace. The enemy’s weapons have been forever disabled. This is a permanent victory for which we can rejoice.

Prayer:

God, we no longer have to be defeated by anything we face in life. Where others struggle unsuccessfully with their issues, Your Son gave us the authority to tread them underfoot. Thank You for what You did. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Scriptures:

  • Luke 10:19, 20
  • Matthew 18:18
  • 2 Corinthians 10:3
  • Ephesians 6:12
  • Colossians 2:15

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