Message from the Monthly Flyer from February 2015
Matthew 26, 41: “Watch and pray, that ye enter
not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is
Praying is inviting God in our hearts and lives and having fellowship with Him. God is love and His nature is to give. Which means that when we fellowship with God and spend time with Him in prayer, we will never go empty handed. He will always give us our hearts desires when we truly delight in Him, and He will make sure that He renews our strength and equips us with the tools that we need to resist every temptation that may come our way. As we read the living Word of life, we will receive the necessary weapons that will help us to fight the good fight of faith and be more than conquerors in Christ Jesus (1 Timothy 6, 12; 2 Corinthians 10, 4; Romans 8, 37; Ephesians 6, 11-18).
Despite all his zeal and love for his Master, Peter also denied Jesus in a time of weakness, when he was controlled by fear, anger and the desire to take revenge on those that had unjustly arrested His Lord. He never wanted to believe that he could ever deny Jesus who told His disciples that the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. But if we walk by the Spirit of God that dwells within us, we shall not fulfill the desires of the flesh. There is a constant battle between the flesh and the spirit. Walking in the flesh will cause us to take the wrong decisions that may affect not only us and our family members, but it could also have a negative impact on an entire nation and the generations to come.
We are living in the last days and these are perilous times (2 Timothy 3, 1-5). In the Gospel of Luke, Jesus is warning us about the difficult times that are coming upon the face of the earth and He admonishes us to watch and pray: “Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.” (Luke 21, 36). In Ephesians 6, 18 we read: “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints”. If we remain faithful till the end and strive to overcome temptation, we will be pillars in the temple of God, as we read in Revelation 3, 12: “Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.”
There are more promises given by the Lord Jesus Christ
to those that overcome:
We will overcome temptation in the name of Jesus, by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of our testimony. Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the LORD of hosts. Amen! (Revelation 12, 11; Zechariahs 4, 6). mt
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