Oftentimes it is when we think we have finally made it, when we are at the pinnacle of success, that Satan attacks us the most viciously. As Christians, we will face both internal and external struggles. Learning how to thank God when the Enemy attacks might seem counterintuitive but God always has enough power– no matter what we are facing to work through us to accomplish His purpose and magnify Christ.
We look around and see Cancel culture and movements like the LGBTQ lobby attempting to redesign our culture. We are surrounded by news stories such as the Oral Roberts University NCAA victory being criticized for their Christian beliefs while at the same time entertainers like Lil Nas X release “Satan Shoes” which sell out in a matter of minutes.
It’s easy to get so caught up in the world like we see King David doing regarding his handling of the Ark of the Covenant in 1 Samuel 6 that we forget how to practice the presence of God. Holiness is not about being good, it is being separate, altogether different, and unique. We must remember that we are supposed to be hated by the world yet remember to be the Church and love those who hate us. We have the power of the Holy Spirit dwelling in us and prayer at our fingertips which fuels the heavenly realms so we can be equipped to fight and win the battle we are in.
We have to be aware that Christianity is trending downward in America and as many as three churches close per day. It’s time for us as the Church to start uniting around what is actually important: fighting the battles that the Lord has called us to fight. The Church started with 120 people (Acts 1:15) after its pinnacle of over 5,000 (Matthew 14:13-21). She has shrunk before and will again. The numbers do not matter, it’s about the God of the Church and the Holy Spirit of the Church that matters. It is time to clean-house, repent, and seek the presence of God. We need to humble ourselves and live as lights in the world. “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us!” (Romans 8:31)
Key Verse: Romans 8:31
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
Theme: God ALWAYS has enough POWER; Whatever you are facing, God is ABLE!
Scriptures Studied: Romans 5:10; Luke 6:28; Proverbs 25:22; Luke 10:16-20; Genesis 6:5; Psalm 14:1; Ephesians 4:18-19; Luke 10:16-20; 2 Samuel 5:17-19; 2 Corinthians 11:24-28; 1 Corinthians 9:27; Ephesians 6:12; 2 Samuel 5; 1 Samuel 6:7-8; 1 Chronicles 13:3; Matthew 6:11; Proverbs 3:5; Daniel 10:13; 2 Samuel 6; Deuteronomy 10:8; Isaiah 6:3; 1 Samuel 5:1-4; Acts 5:1-11; Acts 1:15; Matthew 14:13-21;
A Brief History of Israel
Points to Note:
Reminder, the story of Saul & David is Our Story:
Kingdom of Saul | Self-Absorbed and Insecure | Passing Away
Kingdom of David | Self-Less & Dependent on God | Arriving
As Christians we must realize 3 things:
When the enemy attacks:
Recognize the Following:
Questions to Consider:
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