As I slowly glide among the stars and other wonders drifting in the vast reaches of space, I marvel in wide eyed amazement at the beauty of Your creation Lord! The brightness of each star is a small reflection of Your glory!
Father all Your creation brings me to my knees in awe. Each creature is amazing in itself, and You created them as part of a strategy unfolding through the ages. To the humans, the ultimate creation made in Your image and likeness, You gave free will thus making us the wild card. But Your order was still maintained because of Jesus. Teacher, Leader, Guide shepherding humans along the road to fulfillment, Jesus is our Savior. He died to give us life, a life of freedom. We have the opportunity to choose His gift of salvation and live life according to Your Word. A life of victory!
Your blueprint for creation put everything in its own place to fulfill the ultimate plan of salvation. Nothing can cause Your plan to go off track. Many are working on doing that with satan’s help, and at times it seems they are succeeding; but we know beyond a shadow of a doubt that You are God, great and almighty, all-knowing and all-powerful, and satan and his demons cannot win this battle. We, too, are victorious because we are created in Your image and likeness:
Genesis 1:26-28 (AMP)
God said, Let Us [Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] make mankind in Our image, after Our likeness, and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the [tame] beasts, and over all of the earth, and over everything that creeps upon the earth.
27 So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him;
male and female He created them.
28 And God blessed them and said to them, Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it [using all its vast resources in the service of God and man]; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and over every living creature that moves upon the earth.
Father, we are held in Your hand, are made in Your image and likeness, and we have accepted Jesus as Lord of our lives, so we already have the victory! Your plan will be fulfilled in all those who choose to be freed from the captivity of sin-life, and reborn into a life of love and freedom to live in obedience to You. We belong to You Lord God! And we shall always choose You.
As the world under satan’s domination works to deflect Your Word, deceive us as Your children, defile Your goals, we have Holy Spirit working in us guiding and empowering us to do our part in the battle.
Ephesians 6:10-20 (AMP)
10 In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him [that strength which His boundless might provides].
11 Put on God’s whole armor [the armor of a heavy-armed soldier which God supplies], that you may be able successfully to stand up against [all] the strategies and the deceits of the devil.
12 For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere.
We have been armed with battle gear as delineated in verses 13 through 17, so as long as we are obedient, we are prepared:
13 Therefore put on God’s complete armor, that you may be able to resist and stand your ground on the evil day [of danger], and, having done all [the crisis demands], to stand [firmly in your place].
14 Stand therefore [hold your ground], having tightened the belt of truth around your loins and having put on the breastplate of integrity and of moral rectitude and right standing with God,
15 And having shod your feet in preparation [to face the enemy with the firm-footed stability, the promptness, and the readiness produced by the good news] of the Gospel of peace.
16 Lift up over all the [covering] shield of saving faith, upon which you can quench ALL the flaming missiles of the wicked [one].
17 And take the helmet of salvation and the sword that the Spirit wields, which is the Word of God.
The sword of the Word of God is the only weapon we need in this last campaign. Jesus answered satan with the Word, and it defeated satan. [Matthew 4:3-5] It causes the same result for us! When ever the evil one tries to attack the mind, answer with the Word. If he attacks the body, speak out the Word. His Word is powerful to defeat the enemy in every way! We keep in mind that in every conflict, Holy Spirit is within us helping us to recall and speak out the right thoughts; trust Him in this warfare!
Thank You, Holy Lord, for giving us everything we require to win our battles!