One of the greatest weapons of the enemy is to present us with lies about who we are.
At times when everything seems to falling into place... our fortunes, our plans, our dreams ... all coming together as we've planned ... he whispers our praises ... how smart ... how good ... how
independent ... we are!
But absolutely no mention of God's gracious mercy and provision to us. That's when pride and arrogance can so easily spring forth from such a fertile bed of deception.
But when circumstances have changed ... when we are facing life's trials
... our failures .. financial ruin ... loss of loved ones ... or failing
health ... the enemy will bring up all the accusations of our short
comings ... our weaknesses ... our terrible decisions ... our sinfulness
... and play these trailers over and over, until he convinces us that we
are unworthy and disqualified from the grace of God.
This is his greatest and only weapon ... that we should believe the lies, and forego
our inheritance as heirs through Jesus Christ.
We must reject every one of the enemies lies ... whether building us up
... or tearing us down to condemnation ... and cling to this promise and
truth ... we have been perfected through Jesus Christ ... regardless of
our imperfections of the flesh ... Christ has justified, sanctified and
redeemed us as His.
"... we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ
once for all."
"For by one offering he has perfected for ever them that are sanctified"