MORNINGTIME 2841

by Benjamin Munsell on August 6, 2018
MORNINGTIME 2841
 
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, AND IN THE POWER OF HIS MIGHT. Ephesians 6:10. I want to "set the table" with this illustration so you can  understand your Power, IN CHRIST. Here goes. Imagine a big farm with a big barn, and Momma Cat rules that barn totally. She kills rats for a living and it's now time to teach her kittens about her authority in her "world". She goes out and beats up the biggest, baddest rat she can find and drags him back to where her kittens are. The rat is so beat up he can barely stand up. Momma tells her tiniest kitten to go beat up the rat. Kitten is scared because she's heard all the stories about the big bad rat. The rat stands up in all his might, hisses, and tries to look as ferocious as he can, (kitten is really scared) and momma says, "Hit him with all your might". Kitten does, and the rest falls over defeated. KITTEN HAS TAKEN DOWN HE BIGGEST BADDEST RAT IN THE WORLD. Yes, Momma prepared the way, but little kitten is now growing in confidence in her abilities to take on THE RAT". As kitten grows and matures in her understanding of "the ways of the rat", Momma allows the rats she drags home to also "be stronger", but always less strength than her Growing Kitten. Soon kitten is Fearless and can actually kill any rat in the barn, AND ALL THE RATS KNOW IT. They still try to look ferocious, hiss, and spit, but they know they're done for in a fight with Kitten. The horror stories about the "baddest rat" still circulate, but Kitten KNOWS THE TRUTH, AND IS FEARLESS IN THE FIGHT SHE KNOWS SHE'LL WIN, because she now knows EVERYTHING about rats. For you young Christians, Satan is "the rat" and he has been TOTALLY Defeated by Christ. To the world, he still looks ferocious, but to the Trained Believer, YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE THE AUTHORITY OVER SATAN, WITH, IN, AND BECAUSE OF, THE SHED BLOOD OF CHRIST. Only, "In Christ's Name", can you "Defeat" Satan. Now "Stand in Christ", and, Be Blessed.
 
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