When we have the Holy Spirit in us, He changes us and draws us to Christ. He also equips us to do battle for the kingdom and combat spiritual warfare.
On the weekend edition of Live the Promise Susie is joined by Lisa Bevere of Messenger International. She shares a message God’s put in her heart that will compel us to dream bigger and use the Word of God as a sword and shield. Listen as Susie and Lisa call those with past sins to live in redemption rather than regret.
Embrace God’s declaration – if you are in Christ, you are a new creation.
Lisa grew up thinking morality was the goal of life – when she became born again, she read the Bible and realized that God doesn’t call us to morality – He calls us to holiness. When we submit our lives to God, He refines us through His Word, His people, the gift of marriage, and suffering.
You are a target. Becoming a Christian doesn’t mean you escape sorrow or trouble – it brings you to the frontlines of battle. And Satan will work to undermine your witness, shift your focus, and raise your pride. In Lisa’s words, “When you are anointed by God, you are noted by Satan.” There is something about your life that Satan wants to block or kill.
The good news? You might be a hero. “We can be in our day what the heroes of the faith were in their day.” – A.W. Tozer. What does it mean to be a hero? Follow after Christ. Listen to the nudge of the Holy Spirit and reach out to the person in front of you. Be quick to repent and quick to forgive. Use suffering and difficulty to cultivate fruit in your life and walk in humility and truth.
Forgetting what is behind, and pressing on to what is ahead… knowing and speaking the truth of God’s Word… that is how we do battle.
Theme Song: I Will Rise by Hillsong