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Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations [help the people to learn of Me, believe in Me, and obey My words], baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always [remaining with you perpetually–regardless of circumstance, and on every occasion], even to the end of the age.” MATTHEW 28:19‭-‬20 AMP

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Do you see the real enemy?

God wants us to be different than the rest of the world!

Romans 12:2 NKJV – And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

In another translation it reads as follows…

ROMANS 12:2 AMP – And do not be conformed to this world [any longer with its superficial values and customs], but be transformed and progressively changed [as you mature spiritually] by the renewing of your mind [focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His plan and purpose for you].

We must be different by thinking different! We must be different in that we must behave different. We must be different in that we seek God`s perfect will for our lives.

So, what must we be different from?

We must be different from the world! This world has a different ruler. This “ruler” is identified in…

John 12:31 NKJV – Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world (identified as Satan) will be cast out.

We have been called by God to be different and to fight against the evil in this world, but the enemy we are fighting is not of this world… We read the following:

Ephesians 6:12 NKJV – For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

Now, to understand the fight we must fight we will have to look at the tactic that the enemy is using. We find the answer to this in the following scripture:

John 12:40 NKJV – “He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, Lest they should see with their eyes, Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, So that I should heal them.”

Satan is making the world blind. He is using distraction so that the world can not see the sin that they are doing and living in.

He is also hardening their hearts. Should they become aware of their sins, it is very easy for them to justify their sins! “Everybody is doing it…” “It makes me feel good…” “Hey man, that is how I cope with things…”

II Corinthians 4:3-4 NKJV – But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.

Even though you point out the truth to a sinner, he / she cannot or will not see it, because their minds have been blinded. Frankly, they do not want to see that sin is killing them! They do not want to believe the truth! They prefer living the lie and to continue to live in the sin.

But we must keep on telling the truth and keep on praying for them. We must keep pointing out the wrong of the sin that they are doing. If we read the following verse, we can see why…

Acts 26:18 NKJV – to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.’

As long as a person lives under the power of Satan things can not work out well for him / her… Satan is not your friend. Satan do not have your best interest at heart. Satan don’t care about you. Satan has only one thin in mind…and that is to hurt God by hurting those that He loves. The Bible identifies Satan`s character as follows…

John 10:10a NKJV – The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.

Satan intends to steal eternal life from us. He intends is killing us physically and spiritually. He intends to destroy your sole!

But let’s look at the second part of the verse…

John 10:10b NKJV – I (Jesus) have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

In this verse we find hope! Jesus has come to give us live. He has come to not only life, but to give it to us abundantly!

But we must be different from the world in order to achieve this. We must stand out from the crowd. We firstly must open our eyes and understand with your heart. Let’s look at the second part of the verse again.

John 12:40 NKJV – “He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, Lest they should see with their eyes, Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, So that I should heal them.”

If you see the truth and take it into your heart there is hope. If you turn from the darkness to the light, from sin to good, from Satan to God, He will heal you! Let’s look at second part of this verse…

Acts 26:18 NKJV – to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.’

We must change the way we see things. We must change the way we perceive things. We must change the way we do things…. We must change the way we speak, the way we understand and the way we think! We must renew our minds!

Why?

I Corinthians 13:11 NKJV – When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

This is also in the first part of the following verse:

Proverbs 23:7a NKJV – For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.

We revert to the second part of the verse:

Romans 12:2 NKJV – And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

The Bible tells us the secret to not conform to this word… Change the way you think. Concentrate of achieving the fruit of the Spirit.

Galatians 5:22-23 NKJV – But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.

The question is now, how can we achieve this? By becoming more like your Creator. By becoming more like your Savior. By becoming more like Christ!

Colossians 3:10 NKJV – and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him,

We must become living sacrifices! Just as Jesus is the living Sacrifice!

Romans 12:1 NKJV – I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.

How can we achieve this? There is only one Way! Jesus!

Ephesians 6:10 NKJV – Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.

Not in your own power but in the power of the mighty name of Jesus!

To summarize:

• We are called by God to be different than the rest of the world.

• We must open our spiritual eyes to see the real enemy.

• We must see the real enemy for who and what he is (thief that wants to steal, kill and destroy).

• We must turn from darkness to light, from Satan to God!

• We must renew our minds, because as we think, so we are! (Fill your mind with the truth, the Word of God).

• You can not do it on your own! James 4:7!

• Do it in the power and the mighty name of Jesus!

Let’s pray:

Almighty God, we want to come before You and praise You for you are worthy. You are Holy! You are the One and only true God.

We want to thank you God for calling us out of the rest of the world.

We pray that we will not be blinded and deceived by the devil. We pray that You will open our spiritual eyes so that we can see the truth. We pray that our loved ones will also not be blinded by the enemy, but they will also be able to see the truth.

We pray that we will have the Spirit of Decrement so that we can identify false teachings and anything that is not from You.

We pray that we will be able to identify the sins in our lives and that we will be able to fight the real enemy. We pray that we will be able to see the light and the way. We pray that we, and our loved ones, will walk from darkness into light. That we will have the wisdom and strength to walk away from Satan, from the world and from sin to You.

Father, we also acknowledge that we can not do this on our own and in our own strength. We pray that You will send the Holy Spirit to fight the battle for us. For you have said that You will fight the battle for us.

We pray this in the mighty name of our only Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.

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Christo Pelser

Servant in God`s Army

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