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Strengthen Your Core

By Lan & Nita Olude

Proverbs 24:10 (NIV)
“If you falter in a time of trouble, how small is your strength!”​

“Sometimes, the devil flees when I resist him, but at other times, he just doesn’t. Can someone help me?” If you identify with this situation, this article is your help. You are born-again. You have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Master. You have faith in the authority that Jesus handed down to you as a member of the body of Christ. You know that you have authority over the devil and everything he stands for, such as sin, sickness, poverty, fear, anxiety and so on. But, sometimes the devil just would not yield to your resistance. What is the problem?

The text scripture of this article is strongly suggestive of what may be wrong in these types of situations. Your inner man is not strong enough to face the challenges on the outside. That is the reason, you often falter in a time of adversity, temptation, trial or trouble. However, there is help in God’s Word. This is not the time to throw your hands down in despair and despondency. There is help in Jesus. The Recreated Human Spirit, the core of your being, needs to be strengthened by a spiritual substance known as the life of God through the agency of God’s grace (Hebrews 13:9, Romans 5:21).

This life of God resembles water which is as clear as a crystal and which flows from the throne of God (Revelation 22:1-2). Since we are not the source of this life, however, we are responsible for staying vitally connected to this life through a conduit pipe of Jesus’ right-standing. Please refer to the article on The Truth About Right-standing . for a refresher in this regard. We must ensure that our spirits are constantly filled with this living water to overflowing on all occasions (Ephesians 5:18, John 15:1-5) so that we can overcome all the challenges on the outside. When the recreated human spirit is not sufficiently filled with this river of living water, a condition of partial victory over the devil results. So how do we fill our spirits with the life of God to overflowing? We will suggest that you consider the following options.

1. Fellowship with God and obtain revelation knowledge from His Word through faith, study and research (Psalm 119:113, John 1:4).

2. Fellowship with a truly greater person who can baptize you with anointing rather than infirmities. Please refer to the article on Acknowledging the Truly Greater for more on this.

3. Exercise faith in partaking of emblems that represent the body and blood of Jesus Christ (John 6:54, 1 Corinthians 10:16-17)

4. Ask God for life based on the promises of His Word (Proverbs 18:20-21, 2 Peter 1:4). Please refer to the Power Re-charge Station for specific promises in this regard.

We invite you to leverage any of the strategies stated above to keep your spirit full of the life God. Charge back at the devil and make him pay seven times for what he might have stolen from you. You have been given authority over him and everything he stands for.

Please reference additional scriptures below to renew your mind in this regard, and access resources on www.heroesmart.com to feed your spirit and grow your faith in Christ Jesus.

Relevant Scriptures:

Revelation 22:1-2 (NKJV)
“…a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life…”

John 15:5 (NIV)
“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.”

Ephesians 5:18 (NIV)
“Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit…”

John 6:63 (NKJV)
“It is the Spirit who gives life…”

Hebrews 13:9 (NIV)
“…our hearts to be strengthened by grace, not by eating ceremonial foods....”

Romans 5:21 (NKJV)
“…grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Psalm 119:130 (NKJV)
“The entrance of your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple.”

John 1:4 (NKJV)
“In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.”

John 6:54 (NKJV)
“Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life…”

1 Corinthians 10:16-17 (NKJV)
“The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ...”

Proverbs 18:20-21 (NKJV)
“A man’s stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth; from the produce of his lips he shall be filled. Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”

2 Peter 1:4 (NKJV)
“…have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.”

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