2 Timothy 2:15 "Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."
"I believe I'll try that." It won't work if you just try it. I don't just try it, I do it!
Just because someone sees a traffic policeman exercising his authority doesn't mean that person can run out in front of the cars, thinking, "I believe I'll try that." No one would obey them. Now, if they would put on a policeman's uniform and put a whistle in their mouth, people would stop. They would recognize the authority behind the policeman.
Believers sometimes hear how someone else used his or her authority in Christ, and they think, "I'll try that because I heard him say it. It worked for him, so it will work for me." Satan knows they are not convinced of their authority, and when they try to act on God's Word without really having the Word built into their spirits, and without having the solid foundation of it built into their lives, the devil will defeat them soundly.You have to deliberately take authority in every area of your life: spirit, soul and body. When you've built a foundation of the Word of God in you, and you act on God's Word, you'll defeat the devil in every combat!
Confession: I study to show myself approved unto God. I build the truths of God's Word into my life and spirit. I am convinced by God's Word of my authority. I cannot be defeated. And the devil knows it!
The Daily Bread
A devotional to equip, exhort, motivate and feed your spirit.
Pastor Larry Smoot is Senior Pastor of Church on the Rock in Stafford County, Virginia.