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July 17, 2018 | Daily Devotionals | July 17, 2018

Condition vs. Position

He predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will. Ephesians 1:5

You are already victorious over Satan through Christ. Not only has God said it, Christ has accomplished it; this is your position in Christ before, at present and in the future.  The second part is a little harder to swallow — and requires faith.  That is, while you and I are victorious, we can’t escape the battle just yet.  We must head into the fight with that promise from Christ strapped under our belts  — He has given us power over our enemy, and He will help us achieve the victory, this is our position.  Guys who get this are commended in the Scriptures as having a different spirit.

We need fighters who discern evil, who walk in victory over the Enemy, who are willing to show up every time.  I realize that only a few will have this kind of spirit, but I’m praying that you will be one of them.  Dare to submit to God’s promise not just in your comfort but in a willingness to fight.

Roll the film on how Caleb responded to the promise by running to battle — At the end of forty days they returned from exploring the land… They gave Moses this account: “We went into the land which you sent us, and it does flow with milk and honey! Here is its fruit.  But the people who live there are powerful and the cities are fortified and very large… “If the Lord is pleased with us he will lead us into that land, a land flowing with milk and honey, and will give it to us.” Out of the twelve men that The Israelites sent into the promise land only two, Caleb and Joshua trusted in the promise of God and understood his love for them. They were surely God’s men, for they were the only ones that God permitted to enter the land 40 years later.

Father, Thank you for helping me as you promised, to be a God’s man.

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