2 Corinthians 10:4-5
On any given day, the information that I hear from the world system stands is stark opposition to the eternal Truth of the inerrant and infallible Word of God. God's program for my biblical thought control is simply that I bring every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ. My mind must rely entirely on the Holy Word of God. My trials, however difficult they may seem, serve to remind me of the individual need for personal salvation and subsequent obedience.
Christ has won the war with the god of this world, and Jesus Christ is Lord. In the everyday events of practical living, however, the battle still rages on in my life. It is imperative that I obey the Scriptures if I am to know practical victory...my hope in the spiritual battle of this day is knowing that it is not my battle, but the Lord's. For that reason, I need not fear. The Lord Himself fights the battles for me to the extent that I am simply obedient to His Word.
It is as I remember His faithfulness in the past, in the light of His promised faithfulness for the future, that i am able to fight the good fight of faith in the present. My consistent effort of faith in actions involves the personal sacrifice of submission (OBEDIENCE) to God and service (MINISTRY) to men.
I must be faithful to the Word of God, regardless of my feelings. I must be consistent in my personal utilization of the Scriptures to reprove, rebuke, and exhort others with doctrinal accuracy and personal patience. When I have been faithful in this, i will be able to say, as did Paul, "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith." When I live to glorify God,, i will be able to face my home-going with joy and confidence as I anticipate the words of my Lord, "well done, thou good and faithful servant."
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