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Thanks, BIGDADDY, for this wonderful reminder!

All things are possible if you only believe!
You are only as successful as you see yourself!
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13Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am tempted by God"; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. 14But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. 15Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.

For those of us who know God as our Father and Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we know we are protected, covered and saved by the Blood of the Lamb. All of our sins have been washed away and we are now as white as snow in the eyes of God. But that does not mean that we are free from temptation! Oh no! As a matter of fact, we are expected to be under a greater attack than those who are not saved because satan is the accuser of the children of God and he gets no greater pleasure than to trip one of us up and go to the Father and say "See, I told you so!"

And when, not if, satan comes to tempt you, you have to fall back on the many weapons of warfare that God has given us. Just read Ephesians 6:10-18 to learn about the Armor that God has supplied for His children. If we use this Armor, we can and will defeat the schemes of the enemy! But as with any weapon or tool, it is useless unless you pick it up and use it! And sometimes when we give in to our lusts and desires, we tend to put down our weapons. We can not embrace both our lusts and our weapons, so we drop our weapons of salvation and and embrace our lusts! And when we do that, nothing can come of it but death!
And we can't put the blame on our righteous God because He warned us and give us the weapons in which to battle the temptation! People sometimes cry out, "Why have You let this happen to me God?" But our God hates evil and sin and would never use it to tempt us! It is when we turn away from God and run to the devil that all of our sins catch up to us.

So my point of this blog is to remind my brothers and sisters in Christ and for those who may not know Jesus yet, that any temptations that you may be going through now, ANY temptations, can be resisted if you can our heart and mind on Christ Jesus and trust in every word He says! Wear the Armor of God with faith and confidence and believe that what God says is true. Submit to God and Resist the devil and he will flee from you. (James 4:7) . We will go through temptations, believe me, I am no different than you. Jesus tells us in Luke 17:1 :"Then He said to the disciples, "It is impossible that no offenses should come, but woe to him through whom they do come!" But when they do come, remember who your Father is and all that He has given you to fight in His Name and Power!

And on a closing note, if as a child of God you do fall into sin, remember 1John 1:9."If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
Thank you for taking time to read this.
In Jesus Name
Amen

Romans 8:1
There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.

May God richly bless you!

In Jesus Name
Amen
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