Wednesday, January 23, 2013

God Will Provide a Way Out

"No temptation has seized you except what is common to man.  And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.  But when you are tempted he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it."  1 Corinthians 10:11

God tells us that he will provide a way out to stand up under temptation.  In this world, there are many temptations.  God does not tempt us, but he does allow temptation to come our way.  Through these trials, we can clearly see our areas of weakness.  God desires to become a strength in that area of weakness that is why Jesus tells us to pick up our cross, deny ourselves and follow him daily.  If we do not pick up our cross, deny ourselves and follow Jesus daily, then we may find ourselves giving into temptation.  Fleshly needs need to be put to death.  God tells us that if we ask for help he will give it to us.  He also tells us if it will bring glory to his name because you asked in Jesus name, then it will be done for you. But action is required for us.  We do have to exercise our will and repent or turn away from that sinful behavior.  If we do not make an effort, then sin will give continue to grow in us.

James 1:13-15, We are told that not to say "God is tempting me," for God cannot be tempted by evil nor does he tempt anyone; but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed.  Then after the desire is conceived; it gives birth to sin; and sin, when full grown, give birth to death.    We clearly see that if we give into our evil desire, then we can be enticed and dragged away by sin.  It is a choice.

God gives us a way out by taking every thought captive to make it obedient to Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5 b).  We are also instructed to equip ourselves daily in Ephesians 6 with the full armor of God.  We also are to offer ourselves as a living sacrifice to God (Romans 12).  Even like in Genesis, sometimes we have to be like Joseph.  We need to run from that temptation like Joseph ran from Potiphar's wife.  He also wants us to submit ourselves to God and resist the devil and he will flee from us.  We have a way out, but we have to follow the path God has given us.

Some however are still struggling with their situations having given in to the temptation before serving God and have not been able to overcome. Some have just given into it.  They have feelings of guilt and desire to be set free from these acts.  They sincerely want freedom and desire to change, but have not been able to.  It is controlling their lives and they live secretly with their sin.  God does have a way out.  You are not beyond God's mighty hand to deliver you.  He came to set the captives free, give sight to the blind and remove all oppression.  He came to destroy the works of the devil.  He also tells us that we can demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God.  He over 2000 years ago finished the work at the cross to set you free from sin and death.  If you sincerely desire to repent (turn away) from this God will deliver you.

Dear Heavenly Father,

I praise you heavenly Father for all that you have done.  I thank you that you came to destroy the works of the devil.  For those that are in bondage to sin that is keeping them from walking in your perfect will, I ask now in the name of Jesus that you will rebuke the enemy and remove the oppression, bondage and blindness.  I ask that the power of God, and by what his son Jesus accomplished at the cross to destroy that yoke and burden of that sinful nature and give them the desire to submit to your Lordship so that they may receive power from on high to turn from their sinful way.  You said if I ask believing by faith and ask according to your will and if it will bring glory unto your name, it will be done for you.   So today as they read this prayer may the anointing of God destroy the yoke of bondage and freedom to prevail in Christ Jesus.  May they give glory and thanks unto you and serve you all the days of their life.  Thank you Jesus!

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