( a daily inspirational that helps you get to your destiny destination)
By Pastor Oluwamide Oladeji
Scripture :Mathew 4:1-2
Now when the tempter came to Him, he said “ if you are the son of God, command that these stones become bread. “ it is written, man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God”.
Jesus sets a standard for us here on how to overcome satanic thoughts. If Satan comes to plant his thoughts into your heart, resist by the word of God. Devil came with three temptations; Jesus overcame him with three scriptures.
I want to encourage you to be a daily reader of the word of God. You can’t be too old in Christ not to read bible daily and you can’t be too young in Christ not to read your bible daily.
Use the scripture; redirect your thinking to scripture. When we preach to somebody and the person is saved. Our work is not complete if we do not link them with an atmosphere of spiritual growth which is the church.
Tell yourself, I can’t think that way any longer. I am a new creature in Christ Jesus.
“ For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds. Casting down arguments and every high thing that exalt itself against the knowledge of God bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ” 2Corinthians 10:5.
The scripture says bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ. This shows that you have spiritual authority to captivate thoughts that rise against the knowledge and standard of God.
As we use scriptures that we have digested as our weapons of warfare we force our thinking pattern to align to the righteousness of God.
You store your mind with the word of God first; the Holy Spirit will remind you when it is needed. Jesus said that the Holy Spirit will remind you all that He has taught us.
The only weapon that we are given to conquer lust and other satanic thought is by storing the word of God in our heart.
Train your mind to think scripturally. Listen to inspiring messages and songs in the car. Saturate your environment with the word of God.
I want to urge you to digest the word of God in good quantity.
scripture Father, I ask for special hunger for the word of God. I receive grace to meditate on the word of God day and night.
Fathering Centre, Oyo.