The Power Of Scripture
It was the summer of 1984, and I was at Lakeside Bible Camp. I had just accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior the previous day. For the first time in my life, the word of God was important to me. The verse I was challenged to memorize in my devotional time was from the book of Galatians that day.
Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
This verse has seen me through many difficult and seemingly impossible times. Whenever I am struggling with anger, lust, or pride, I will quote this verse quietly out loud and claim my position in Christ Jesus. The demonic forces can’t read my mind, so when I quote the verse out loud and the enemy must respond. This verse that I memorized thirty-one years ago has drastically changed my life.
There is power in God’s word. Supernatural power that is greater than all the temptations we face. Today I want to share with you two more scriptures that have changed my life. Today’s challenge is to memorize scripture so that when the temptations hit, and they will hit every day, we can be prepared with the truth of God’s word to give us victory in Christ over any temptation.
Galatians 5:1 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
Time and again when I struggle with forgiving someone who has wronged me, or especially if they have come against someone I love, and I am in the midst of the temptation to take offence and hold a grudge, I turn to the book of Ephesians. I’m reminded that I don’t forgive only those who ask for my forgiveness, but I forgive as Christ forgave me when I didn’t deserve it.
Ephesians 4:32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
What is the Holy spirit saying to you through these scriptures?