TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD
The battlefield we face on a daily basis is between our ears. We must make a concentrated effort to put those thoughts in the proper place. 2 Corinthians 10:5 tells us we can demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. So apply the Word of God with confidence against what the enemy is trying to put in your mind.
THE CASE FOR GOOD OVER EVIL
Humans have a fascination with evil. We like to hear the death toll, see the video of the devastation and stare at the faces of suffering.
Celebrity divorces, political scandals, even OJ Simpson’s infamous low speed chase by police after being accused of murdering his wife, Nicole Brown, kept us glued to our TV sets. We couldn’t get enough. Still can’t. A movie and two TV series based on the true crime drama are eating up ratings 20 years later.
Unlike OJ huddled in the back seat of Al Cowlings’ SUV, God lets us know we have control of the steering wheel of our hearts. We have a choice. We don’t have to love bad. Instead, we can love God.
“Therefore know that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments”
– Deuteronomy 7:9
He warns us not to get into “evil imaginations” (Romans 1:28), mostly because we are good at it. We like to develop skill sets for advancing evil. We even invent new types of evil because we truly believe evil has power.
It does, but it really doesn’t. It only has the power we give it. Goodness is much greater, so this begs the question: why should we be impressed with something inferior?
Satan has been defeated, so why be defeated by a defeated devil?
You see, it was actually our rebellion against God that caused us to fall in love with evil and give it power over us. It’s why evil can hurt us. We let it.
There is a solution. When you fall in love with God, your childish infatuation with evil fades. Give the cold shoulder to romantic notions of darkness and discover the true adventure of falling in love with God’s goodness.
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO CHOOSE TO BE FASCINATED WITH GOOD. GIVE GOD POWER TO HELP YOU TO WITHSTAND EVIL IMAGININGS.
From my book: GOOD OVERCOMES EVIL