In this episode:
Too often we go with the flow.
Instead, we need to truly seek what is God’s preferred path. In this Spiritual Kick Off we dig into what John was trying to teach us around protection. Satan is not walking around with a pitchfork and a red cape. He is cunning and often times can look very much Biblical. That’s why in many situations we are told to test the Spirits. If you aren’t sure what that looks like this is sure to help.
You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. Click To Tweet1 John 4:4
You are from God, little children and have overcome. Because greater is he who is in you, that he, who is in the world. Okay great scripture. And we’re going to really unpack that. We’ll look and see what it’s trying to tell us what we can. We can learn from it how we can apply it to our week this week.
Okay. Now, first of all, where is first John? So you have to go to your Bible, says going to be in a very Taurus. Go to revelation, backup a few books and you’ll get there easy to get mixed up on where these books artists is not John. This is first John. Okay. Now the thing to remember though, is Saint John wrote a book.
Okay. He wrote the gospel. He wrote three of these epistles. So you’ll see. First John, second, John and third, John, they’re all really short. Okay. So they’re really easy books that she could read through, get a lot of value from them. So again, first John four, four. And I want you to think about one word. What do you read through this protection?
Think about the word protection. God, he is clearly our father, right? This first calls out you are from God little children. So the little children refers back to that bodily point. He stayed. He’s trying to make as specifically what God is trying to do right here. He’s cautioning us. He’s putting some caution and some roadblocks up in front.
And he wants us to be careful all of the fellowship that we keep and the false and lying spirits that are out there. The guys, they are everywhere. There is false there’s lies. There’s things that are trying to derail. You remember Satan wants to destroy you. Okay. God is trying to protect us here.
So let’s look at a very beginning of chapter four at first job, because it says, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits. He, whether they’re from. Okay. That’s a little confusing for me. I had to go do some research. Okay. Test the spirits. What is he trying to tell to about their right?
How do you do that? There’s several ways, ultimately, every and what do you think about this? Everything comes back to scripture period. So you need to everything, whatever you’re considering your life, these aligned to God’s word. He’s not going to tell you something that does not align to the word of God that you have to get centered on.
Now you can also use things like spiritual mentors, sermons, right? They can really help you. Devotions worship music, prayer. All of these are different things that can help you align and make sure that you’re testing the spirits the way to wear a washy to it. You gotta be careful. You have to be really careful.
Okay. Because you could be listening to a pastor and a service. Maybe this is your church. And something, if it doesn’t sit right. You know what? The spirit may be trying to tell you something, because just because I, pastor her says it sometimes they’re flaw too, right? We’re all centers. So sometimes things just, they get through, test it, go back.
Does it align to the word of God period at that truth Alliance as Jesus, as a savior of the world, then you’re good there bit. Does it, then it’s alive. You really be careful here. I think this is great scripture here to really lean into lines. As you start thinking through your week, thank you through your day.
Cause when you think about the veil for you, you are from God literature. I have overcome them. Who is the them? Both of them is the false lying spirits. It’s Satan. You know that the things that throw us the historic addicts has try to trip up our testimony. The things that this crazy world we’re living in now is telling you to accept best of them.
And we do not need to accept that. We stand on the word of God, that’s it? The heat, remember art because greater is he, who is in you? Who is it? He Jesus. He overcame it all. And he said how the spirit and that is within us week as that scripture. That he is in the world. Who is it that he have that he’s in the world that Satan, right?
So greater is he, who is in you? Holy spirit, within that he is in the world safe. We have one, we have victory. This is a great promise. This, it gets you guys popped up. You should be through the roof, all this bottle of wine to guys, think about this verse. This is what you really need to just go away. Put it on a card and then a car wherever you need to do a sticky note and get a seven, get it same better to answer your, to your heart.
This needs to be once you could call upon on a regular basis, because guys we are under attack. Masculinity is under attack. You as a Christian leader are under attack. You need to remember you are from God and have overcome them because greater is he, who is a you, the, he, there was. And one word that we’re gonna be talking about this week.
Perseverance. What does that look like? Rule has a powerful conversation on our next episode about perseverance and actually pretty excited about this. We have a messianic Jew. Who’s going to be sharing his story and we’re going to unpack that word. Perseverance. What does it look like? How does it positive?
Has it apply to different people in different scenarios was life for a Christian man. We’ll be covering a ton there. So the question I want you guys to think about this week, what does perseverance look like in your life? About my, not your buddies. You’re not so guy, you watch LTV you in the mirror.
What does perseverance look like for you? So we’ll be really uncovering that big time. So remember your scripture just week yet gas first, John four, four. You are from God, little children and have overcome. Because greater is he who is in you than he, who is in the world. Hey guys, I hope you enjoy these spiritual kickoffs.
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