” A Different Strategy”

Thought for Today: A Different Strategy

As you make a decision to have a deeper, more intimate, relationship with God, things will begin to change. As you spend more time in the Word of God, you begin to know the fullness of who God is. As you begin to pray more, you begin to know the heart of the Father. And as you worship God more, in spirit and in truth, you begin to know the presence of God. 

Not only will you begin to know who God is on a much deeper level, you will begin to learn who you are in Christ. The Word of God says, “Therefore if any man (woman) be in Christ he (she) is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold all things are become new” (2 Corinthians 5:7).

You will begin to understand that you can think like Jesus, for the Word of God says, “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 2:5). You will understand that you are even going to begin looking like Jesus, where the glory of the Lord shines upon you, separating you from those who do not know Him. This is what is meant in Romans 8:29, “For whom He (God) did foreknow, He also predestinate to be CONFORMED TO THE IMAGE OF HIS SON (Jesus the Christ) that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.” 

And, as you grow closer to God, you will become one with the fullness of who God is, as Jesus said in John 17:21-22, “That they all may be one; as thou Father art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one is us; that the world may believer that thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one even as we are one.”

As you begin to know who you are in Christ, the power that Jesus displayed while walking on this earth will begin to manifest in your life as well. Jesus said “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing shall by any means hurt you” (Luke 10:19).

As you get to know the Lord Jesus on an intimate level, you will begin to also know and understand who you are in Christ. And when you begin to know who you are in Christ, your enemies will have to take on another strategy against you. 

The enemy telling you that God is not real does not work anymore, and tempting you with the things of the world are not as effective as they were before. Ephesians 1:18 takes on a whole new meaning, which says, “The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what the hope of his calling is, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints.”

You are a child of the most high God, you are made in the image of God, and that same power that raised Jesus from the dead now dwells in you.

The enemy will still attempt to lure you out of the will of God with the lust of the flesh. But he will begin to change his strategy of attacks on you. He will begin to send people your way to question if you are truly a child of God. 

He will begin to fill you with doubt by saying, “If you are a child of God, you should not be afraid of the Delta disease. You don’t have to take a vaccine or wear a mask.” If you are a child of God you don’t have to fear. Just go where there is trouble, go where there is strife, go where there is uprising, and nothing is going to hurt you because you are a child of God.

Listen to me, you cannot prove to the world, your flesh, or the devil that you are a child of God by doing what they suggest you do. You must only do what the Father tells you to do, and you must only say what the Holy Spirit of God tells you to say.   

Jesus said in John 5:19, “Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do; for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.” The devil will still tempt you with the lust of the eyes, he will still tempt you with the lust of the flesh, but the closer you get to God, the devil will have to change up his strategy to get you to fail, and that is the strategy of the pride of life. 

For its is written, “And he (the devil) brought him (Jesus) to Jerusalem and set him on a pinnacle of the temple and said IF THOU BE THE SON OF GOD, cast thyself down from hence; For it is written He shall give his angels charge over thee to keep the and in their hands, they shall bear thee up lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. And Jesus answering said unto him It is said Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God” (Luke 4: 9-12).

You do not have to prove to the world, your flesh, or the devil that you are a child of God. Just stay in the Word every day, pray every day, and worship God in spirit and in truth. And the Father will show the world that you are His Child.

Be Blessed
Erick Young