Resist the Enemy!

When we put up with too much from the enemy, we give him access that he doesn’t deserve. When we forget that our enemy is the enemy (and not people), we lose our way. God’s Kingdom is an everlasting Kingdom! We love people. We hope in God. And we stand firm against the forces of hell. May God tenderize your heart towards those with whom you disagree. May He awaken your love for those you don’t understand. May He inspire creativity within you, so you become a force for good in your community. Jesus has equipped you to love deeply and to win sound victories. Your promised land depends on it. Block the enemy’s arrows. Raise your shield. Refuse the bait of offense. Forgive. Engage your faith. The enemy doesn’t have an endless supply of strength. You can outlast and outwit him. So stand in faith and envision the victory. You can do this.

1 John 4:16-17 NLT ~ We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them. And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So we will not be afraid on the day of judgment, but we can face him with confidence because we live like Jesus here in this world.

Published by Matthew, Karen, and God

Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives.

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