Christmas- the most WONDERFUL TIME of the Year! We've all heard that before, right?
Well, let me tell you, Satan, doesn’t want it to be the most WONDERFUL TIME of the Year! He’s NOT happy that Christians are celebrating the birth of Christ, so he will do WHATEVER he can to steel our JOY! Satan is a thief!
Satan comes only to steal and kill and destroy and Jesus has come that we may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10 (NIV)
Do NOT allow Satan to have victory over you in ANY area of your life, especially at Christmastime! Stand upon God’s word when you come under attack KNOWING that you have AUTHORITY over the enemy in Jesus’ name. (Mark 16:17)
Recognize that it’s Satan who is your enemy, NOT society, retail stores, marketers, broken Christmas decorations, a pre-lit tree that won’t light, nor difficult family members OR unruly children! It’s Satan! He will use WHATEVER and WHOMEVER he can to steel your JOY!
REFUSE to ALLOW Satan to have victory in your life! With resolve take authority over him in the name of JESUS and choose to walk in PEACE with JOY and live the VICTORIOUS and ABUNDANT life that Jesus came to give YOU!
God’s word says that we are MORE than CONQUERORS through Christ JESUS! We are the HEAD and not the tail! We are BLESSED coming AND going! (Romans 8:37, Deuteronomy 28:13, Deuteronomy 28:6)
You may be thinking, “Karen, this is easier said than done, you have no idea what has come against me the past few weeks or what I’m facing right now!” You’re right, I don’t know, but what I do know is that it’s a SPIRITUAL battle that you’re fighting and YOU can WIN the battle because YOU are a Child of the Most High God! (Psalm 82:6)
God’s word, His promises are what enables you to WIN the BATTLE! Stand upon His word! YOU CAN do ALL things through Christ who strengthens YOU. (Philippians 4:13)
PURPOSE the next several weeks to be the most WONDERFUL TIME of the Year by choosing to focus on Christ. Walk in VICTORY over Satan!
When you look at the evergreen in your home, may it remind you of the everlasting life that you have through Christ (John 3:16), may Christmas lights, remind you that Jesus is "the light of the world" (John 8:12) and when you give gifts in honor of Christ's birth, may it remind you of the Most Precious Gift of All, IMMANUEL (Isaiah 9, Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:23)!
At Christmas time we celebrate more than just the birth of a child! WE CELEBRATE THE BIRTH OF A SAVIOR & THE MANIFEST PRESENCE OF GOD TO MANKIND! (HEBREWS 4:16)
CELEBRATE your SAVIOR!! He LOVES you! He is your SALVATION! He makes life worth LIVING! He gives you STRENGTH when you are weak. He makes a WAY when there seems to be no way! He is a FRIEND that sticks closer than a brother! He is your HOPE! He gives you JOY unspeakable JOY!
It's a GLORIOUS TIME! Walk in PEACE as you celebrate His Birthday!