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5 October 2020 Word by Honorary Pastor Rev Alicia Teo

Today's Inspiration: Apostle Paul explains very clearly the scriptures on flesh battling against the spirit that holds us down daily causing us to battle from within. It's this inner wrestling of our thoughts that made us feel our efforts are futile causing us the tendency to resign to fate. Romans 7:20. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it's no longer I who do it but it is sin living in me that does it. This means that whatever and whoever lives in us will be greater than the flesh and influences of the world.

As believers, we have the Indwelling Christ with us and therefore we should emerge as Spiritual champion always consuming the vitamin 'valiant warrior' daily through His word. How then can we fail?

We must always remember that as long as the Lord Jesus indwells in us through His Holy Spirit we are made a partaker of His Divine nature. 2 Peter 1:4. We cannot fail because the human nature is put down as long as the word of Christ dwells richly in our heart. Inasmuch as we commit our ways daily to Christ, in that much we can experience the upward pull of victory in our life. 1 Corinthians 15:57, Romans 8:37.

It's this Indwelling Christ that hands us the vitamin 'valiant warrior' to consume that made us to be more than able. Out thankfulness should be our daily acknowledgement of the One who promised that He is with us always and will never leave us nor forsake us. The vitamin 'valiant warrior' We consume daily will always be in our thoughts to win the battle over the enemy of the natural world of defeat. To sit down, relax and enjoy His presence in peace are what we need to daily to have the upward thrust of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus in us to overcome the daily downward pull of the flesh where the law of sin and death operates. Romans 8:2. If the spiritual law of sin and death were the only force operating in the world today there would be no hope, no love, no redemption, no chance of peace, joy and love.

Thanks be to God for Jesus' death on the cross that we have hope and a blessed opportunity to defeat this downward pull of sin and death. This is the glorious message of salvation we are preaching daily to the world that they might have hope and life everlasting. God be praised for the glory of salvation.

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