“The Lord’s Prayer” Against the god of this earth

The enemy is not worried about religion rather it worries him greatly whenever a Christian bows down and takes a knee to earnestly prays to the Father in the name of Jesus, and whenever a true worshiper worships the Father in Spirit and Truth.

Never pray against people because we are NOT wrestling against flesh and blood; “Human beings” are NOT the enemies..we are wrestling against beings without bodies..the ones that patrol the earth also known as the enemy’s “Estate”, he is called the god of this world 2 Corinthians 4:4, the prince of the earth, he has been ruling this earth for centuries.

We should never take this enemy lightly, he hates and attacks -these two books more than any of the other 66 books of the Holy Bible- the book of Genesis because it shows his devices and the book of revelation because it shows his doom..

That’s why Jesus asked that we should be praying everyday against this common enemy like this..

Matthew 6:9-13 (NIV)

9 “This, then, is how you should pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, [Who God as a Father]

10 your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. [God as a King of everything, come quickly]

11 Give us today our daily bread. [We need Your Word daily]

12 And forgive us our debts, [We need You to forgive us]

as we also have forgiven our debtors. [We need You to teach us to forgive other people]

13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. [We need You to lead us Father back to You & Protect us from this common enemy]

Amen “So be it”

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Identity In Christ

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!

“I live who I believe that I am, then it becomes my REALITY that defiles my Identity”.

If our Identity does not identify, edify and glorify God, then it is the evidence work of the commonwealth of the enemy.

Our identity is our “EVERYTHING” which keeps us focused on God’s face, without it we are lost with no guidance no sense of direction like a vessel sailing in the middle of the ocean without a compass lost and tossed wavering alone against the storms and is what the enemy the “thief” is relentlessly after, to steal and kill and destroy.

Who is God?

Who are you to God?

What did God created you to pursue?

Who did God equipped you with, to be always fruitful branch in His vine?

Therefore Protect your true identity with your life through the daily ups and downs -every second of everyday- for this life depends on it. Protect your true identity, sustain it, nourish it and it will keep you fully alive and strong and courageous in Christ.

The enemy has NO use for your health and wealth, no use for even your solid identity in Christ, all of this has no value to him, he does NOT care and has ZERO good motives and intentions for your life and “True” Identity in Christ.

John 10:10 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy [What is he relentlessly after?]; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

Forgiveness Christ-like

“Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing” (Luke 23:34).
Forgiveness Christ-like:

We must realize that God is at work even in the bad things that happen to us. God is at work in the midst of situations where people have wronged us through actions or words. God is sovereign, and He can take evil and bring good out of it. We can either focus on what has been done to us in the past or we can focus on what God can do through what has happened to us.

How refreshing to see an example of true Christ-like forgiveness. When we forgive as Christ forgave us, others are refreshed. There is love, unity, and joy. Unforgiveness and bitterness poison relationships (Hebrews 12:14-15) “Pursue peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no one will see the Lord. 15 See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble, and by it many be defiled”.

Accepting back into our lives a person who has wronged us is usually the last thing we want to do. We would rather build a wall and shut that person out. But Jesus asks us to accept that person (Romans 15:7) “7 Therefore, accept one another, just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God”.

Onesimus returned to his legal owner (Philemon) and asked for forgiveness. But we are to take others back and forgive them even if they do not ask for forgiveness! Why?!!

Because that is what Jesus did. He hung on the Cross and said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing” (Luke 23:34).
LeRoy Bartel – Prison Epistles

HOPE – (Is not simply a wish)

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose”

The gospel (changes the lives) of those who believe its message.

The gospel (gives believers hope beyond this life). Believers have the (hope of a future in heaven).

Why do people accept the gospel?
Why do they sacrifice for the gospel?
Why do people live for the sake of the gospel?

Because of (THE HOPE) they have. Unbelievers today (often) want to buy something now and pay for it later. Christians are (willing) to pay now and receive later.

Paul said, “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us” (Romans 8:18).

Jim Elliot, a modern-day martyr, put it this way, “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose” (Elliot 1958, 172). Paul recognized the (POWER OF HOPE) to inspire faith and love.

Finally, Paul offers thanks for the Corinthains hope. He believes their hope is foundational to their faith and love. Hope, in Scripture, (is not simply a wish)—it is a confident expectation founded upon God’s promise, provision, and character. God guarantees a wonderful eternity in His presence. Paul declares their inheritance is “stored up” for them “in heaven.” This was proclaimed to them as an integral part of the gospel message (1 Corinthians 15:12-22; 1 Peter 1:3-5) (Barton et al. 1995, 149).

The gospel’s foundational message is HOPE!!
Prison Epistles – Leroy Bartel

Doing Good to All

Galatians 6 (NIV)

6 Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. 2 Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. 3 If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves. 4 Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else, 5 for each one should carry their own load. 6 Nevertheless, the one who receives instruction in the word should share all good things with their instructor.

7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. 8 Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. 9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.