Summary: Success never handed out, you must take it, but you don’t take it by force. You enjoy success by becoming a successful person internally. When you can succeed inside, you will start to think like a successful person outside through the results will show on the outside.
BEING THE TEMPLE OF GOD
-Winning Spiritual & Physical battles
Your body is the temple of the living God, and the Spirit of God dwells in it (1 Corinthians 3:16-17, 2 Corinthians 6:16). In our bodies, we have physical and spiritual battles daily and issue basis. Does the given theme lead to understanding the words: Battles - Battlefield – Weapons, Enemies, and training to overcome?
1 Timothy 4:8: For physical training is of some value (useful for a little), but godliness (spiritual training) is useful and of value in everything and in every way, for it holds promise for the present life and also for the life which is to come (AMPC). As the saying goes, “Exercise is good for your body, but religion helps you in every way. It promises life now and forever.” These words are worthwhile and should not be forgotten (CEV).
According to Ephesians 6:12, ‘For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Success never handed out, you must take it, but you don’t take it by force. You enjoy success by becoming a successful person internally. When you can succeed inside, you will start to think like a successful person outside through the results will show on the outside.
Tell yourself this: Failure is not the opposite of success. It's exactly part of success. You are not a failure and you need to quit telling yourself that you could have avoided failing because no successful person ever avoids the pain in hopes of the gains. "If you want to succeed, double your failure rate. (Tom Watson, CEO of IBM). Discover how to bounce back from failures and rewrite your script of life into manifesting greater desires. You can start changing the cause and start seeing the effect in you.
Mistakes are the best lessons, but the experience is the best teacher. Almost every successful person begins with two beliefs: The future can be better than the present. I have the power to make it so (David Brooks).
They are the Invisible Foes, forces who are working against the Kingdom of God. The enemy is named in the Bible by multiple names according to his nature and character.
Satan is our enemy. He turns men from light into darkness (Acts 26:18, Luke 23:31). He is the prince of the world (John 14:30, 12:31, 16:11). He is the god of this age blinds the minds (2 Corinthians 4:4). He is a lawless (2 Thessalonians 2:8,9) and an evil one (Matthew 13:19, 38). He is an accuser (Zechariah 3:1).
He is a Devil (1 Peter 5:8) like a roaring lion to devour - 1 Peter 5:8, he is sinning from the beginning - 1 John 3:8, he is a murderer from the beginning - John 8:44, his native language is a lie - John 8:44, He is the Father of lies, and a liar - John 8:44, He holds the death -Hebrews 2:14.
According to Romans 7:23, the battle is our inward battle. The battle is over the matters related to our DAILY CARES. Though it looks very funny, that is the reality. The war is for cloth, food, shelter, name, fame, authority and power.
According to Matthew 6:25, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Matthew 6:31-32, ‘So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?, For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.
We battle for food, a name, for authority and power, for a legacy to establish something like a memorial pillar. We want to live a throne to our children and grandchildren known as the birthright.
Jesus revealed these battles in the book of Revelation to his disciple John and the blessings to the one who overcomes them. These are classified and addressed to the seven churches of his day. The battle continues from Genesis to revelation.
There is a call to overcome Addiction, dissatisfaction? Are you addicted to something? Are you dissatisfied with the job, status and facilities? These are the battles of our body and the promises of God for over-comers.
KINDS OF BATTLEFIELD
1. Battle for Food/feeding:
The first battle lost over food by Adam and Eve (Genesis 2:16-17, 3:6). Jesus had overcome that temptation of eating (Luke 4:3-4), and he promised to give the fruit of the tree of life to the overcomers of this battle (Revelation 2:7). Lust is the simple word we can use for this battle (1 Peter 2:11- the lusts of the body fights against the soul, James 4:1 -the lusts of the body leads to fighting among us).