30 January 2020

The secret to overcoming your opponent

Think about an army that needs to invade and overpower an enemy nation. If you were their general, you would have to find strategies to assure victory. You would need to know your enemy's strengths and weaknesses in order to succeed.

The same applies to our lives. Where we have weaknesses, we need to toughen up. Where we have strengths, we have to maintain these to give us some advantage over our enemies. "But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways". James 1:6-8

Who are those that are double-minded? They are the ones who doubt. If you are a person who doubts, when you ask, nothing will happen. But when you ask for something in faith, without any hesitation or wavering, you will definitely receive what you ask for.

Someone who asks in faith has a different attitude. He knows that he will receive what he asks for. Why? Because God promised this! The wave exists only if there is wind -- no wind, no wave. Those who doubt depend on the wind, which means when everything is fine, they are happy and confident. But when problems arise, they give up. They are not stable as they depend on other people's opinions and suggestions. People, who are unstable in all their ways, usually find it very difficult to make the best decisions. You have to learn to be stable. This is essential to enable you to achieve your dreams or overcome your problems. If you are unstable, uncertain of what you want, you make the devil's work easy in your life. You give satan a foothold in everything you try to accomplish. The other cause that makes a person doubt is SIN. When someone sins, doubt immediately enters their lives. That is why out there you face many temptations.

A bad thought comes -- if you do not push it out of your mind, it becomes a desire, and then sin will grow, just because of one thought.

Many people are worried about witchcraft and spells but forget about the one thing that can cause greater damage in their lives - Doubt.

Do not forget! To overcome your opponent you need faith; to have faith, you need to believe and never doubt. To avoid doubt, you must stay away from sin. This is the secret to victory in spiritual warfare.

God bless you.

Bishop Marcelo Pires