By Buddy Harrison
To believe that the source of overcoming is in us without Him is a deceit and a lie. Many say, "confess it," and we can, but what we confess is our FAITH. Our power is IN HIM, not "in us." No "perfect doctrine" overcomes; it is the Spirit of God in Jesus that does.
We are in a fallen world and we get a foretaste of the future glory in Jesus. We are "doing time" here, but one day the sentence is up and if we are aligned right, we get free, forever. I hurt with those who hurt because I have lost my own family and friends to deaths. The older you get, the more you get to deal with it. I understand as do many, many others. Too often we don't want to talk about it because it is a powerful spirit, but it's a defeated spirit in Jesus. And THAT is the Good News.
This world is not our Home UNTIL we come back with the victorious Jesus, and we also have access to Heaven. But Jesus has a Message and it's very in depth and multi-dimensional because He Is! We can't make friends with death and evil, or deal with it as a co-laboring partner. We need to discern it for what it is, a spirit, an evil spirit. People may sacrifice their souls for temporary pleasures, but death will surely take them out too. Maybe sooner than they want, but no one gets out of it, except in God's grace. And that is a sure grace because God is real.
The Good News is that you CAN find a lot of Life here, but you have to work at it some. MANY, millions even, have labored for us, to help us know Truth. And we need to pay that forward.
So many as I read on Facebook are facing death, are dealing with its powers, and are challenged by its losses. We need to understand that this is not just individual things and circumstances, but it is a Force that is against this whole planet of human beings, that were made in the image of and by the Love of God.
Too many have made God optional when He is Life itself! Don't take His Message lightly. There is a Plan going on and it's more than "God has a wonderful plan for ~your~ life." Many think it's just "all about them" when it's all about US! We believers are connected!
Oh, when the believers get the TRUE MESSAGE, the world will change, and evil will be overcome. We ARE overcomers IN HIM. The power of God is truly powerful if we can understand it the right way. Don't give up! Seek Him and press on. He is faithful to reward those who seek Him. He is the Resurrection and the Life. We win in Him!