NEVER give up!

People are facing many challenges in life today.  I don’t know what has become your mountain in life but I do know that you can win and that the only way you can be defeated is for you to quit. There is no anointing to quit.  No matter what we facing in life we can overcome because greater is He in us than He that is in the world.  Jesus said there would be trials but He also said not to be discouraged because He has overcome the world.  He has already over come it. No matter what it is He has already purchased our freedom and victory with His blood.  We are victorious!  WE are redeemed from the curse of the law!   He will give us strength to overcome the mountain and win!

 2 Corinthians 4:1-2

 1 Therefore, since God in his mercy has given us this new way (ministry), we never give up. 2 We reject all shameful deeds and underhanded methods. We don’t try to trick anyone or distort the word of God. We tell the truth before God, and all who are honest know this.

 God gave us this new way of living.  We didn’t dream it up but God gave it to us when we were born again and accepted Jesus into our hearts.  And because God given us this new life we NEVER give up.

2 Corinthians 4:8-9
8 We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. 9 We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed.

Like Paul, we may have troubles but we are NOT crushed.  We may not understand everything going on around us but we aren’t desperate.  We are NEVER abandoned by God.  We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.  We may get knocked down, but we get back up.  We are NEVER knocked out.

Discouragement is a weapon of our enemy satan designed to rob us of our victory.  It tears away at our confidence and causes us to shrink back and give up.  We need to resist and rebuke discouragement.  Discouragement is designed to make us give up and quit.

Discouraged (v) to dissuade or hinder; to deprive of courage or boldness.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 NLT
16 That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. 17 For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! 18 So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.

We need to remember that things that we can see are temporal meaning that they are subject to change.  Things that we can’t see are eternal. In the natural it may look like we have been knocked down and that we are down for the count but that won’t last long because Gods Word says that we always triumph in Christ Jesus.  That means that we get back up.  Gods word NEVER fails and God is faithful to fulfill his word.  We have been given the power and authority to overcome ALL the power of the enemy not just some of it.

I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.   Luke 10:19

Micah 7:7-8

7 As for me, I look to the Lord for help. I wait confidently for God to save me,
      and my God will certainly hear me.   8 Do not gloat over me, my enemies!
      For though I fall, I will rise again.Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light.

We will ALWAYS arise.  We may get knocked down but we won’t get knocked out.  When you get knocked down it a good sign that satan has just fired his best shot and if you get up he’s got nothing left. Did you hear that.  His best shot!  If you get up he’s got NOTHING left.  Notice the last line…  When the Lord is our light we have nothing to fear.  We Win!!  We never have to wait for the light to shine on any situation.  We are the Light of the World because Jesus lives in us.  We always have the light.

Galatians 6:9 NLT
9 So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.

  The only way we’re gonna reap is if we don’t quit and give up before we get our manifestation.  We have got to fight the good fight of faith until we win.  We have got to be willing to stand forever and with that attitude we will NOT lose.  Gods Word is true.  His words NEVER fail because they are eternal.  Jesus said that the heavens and earth would pass away but his WORD will never pass away.  What He said 2000 years ago is still for today and tomorrow and the next day.  He has given us His Word so that we can know what he wants us to do and what he wants us to have.  We must continue in it.   We can overcome anything that comes our way because God of all creation loves us and is on our side.

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