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The Whole World Lies in the Power of the Evil One

October 21, 2015

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The Whole World  Lies  in the Power  of the Evil One

There are  very subtle  evil influences  around us  every day  —  often in the form  of some sort  of media.     Web sites feature promiscuous ads  —  the “news” and programs  on TV  often glorify something evil  —  “educational programs”  push evolution  and diminish the LORD’s work.     One can become  so accustomed  to these things  that we are hardened  into accepting them  as a natural part  of our own personal lives.

Such acceptance  of evil influences  gradually pushes God out  of our lives  —  and we don’t even realize  it is happening.     It is vital  to remember 1 John 5:19,

We know  that we are  of God,  and that the whole world lies  in the power  of the evil one.

Jesus knows  our situation exactly,  and is not leaving us alone.     He tells us  in John 16:33,

These things  I have spoken  to you,  so that  in Me  you may have peace.     In the world  you have tribulation,  but take courage;  I have overcome  the world.

We can have “peace”  in this evil world,  so long as we stay  “in” Jesus  and acknowledge  His victory.     We stay  “in” Jesus  by meditating  on His word,  prayer,  faith,  and praising  His almighty love.     All this  is emphasized  in 1 John 5:4-5,

For  whatever  is born  of God  overcomes the world.     And this  is the victory  that has overcome  the world  —  our faith.     Who is he  who overcomes  the world,  but he  who believes  that Jesus  is the Son  of God?    

Putting  our faith  in the eternal word  of God  in the Bible,  gives us  the strength  to meet every temptation  by trusting  in Jesus  and His word  as our guide  in all things.

Confident  in God’s word  as our guide,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Thank You  for the peace  of knowing  You have overcome  the world.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

Pray for our country.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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