Overcome or Overcomer?

When it comes to sin, there is no middle ground! We are either overcome or overcomers. Sin constantly attacks, sometimes subtly, sometimes “head on.” If we are not alert, sin will sneak up on us and we are overcome. If we are under direct attack and not prepared, we will be overcome. Conversely, if we are grounded in the Word, on guard, and vitally connected to Headquarters, we can cease to be a victim and can be victorious. Constantly feeding on the Word gives Spiritual stamina. It provides the strength to overcome. Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness was both a subtle and frontal attack. It was subtle because the devil employed Scripture (out of context) and frontal because the devil made very tempting offers to Jesus at one of his weakest moments. However, Jesus was prepared and He saw through Satan’s twisting of Scripture. When Jesus corrected the devil’s deceit, using God’s word correctly, the devil left. He awaited another chance to attack. He will do the same to us. We, therefore, cannot ever afford to be caught “off guard.” Constant vigilance and Spiritual strength are the keys to overcoming. Romans 6:12 commands, “Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.” The third stanza of “Standing on the Promises,” by R. Kelso Carter, speaks to this: “Standing on the promises of Christ the Lord, bound to Him eternally by love’s strong cord, overcoming daily with the Spirit’s sword — standing on the promises of God.” Selah! If you are born again, you have the most effective sword of all. Constant training in its use will make you ready for the Holy Spirit to use it to overcome all attacks!   Ron

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