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“The Real You” series – Week 12: You Are Protected!

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Do you live in fear that something bad could happen to you at any moment? If so, I encourage you to watch this video and learn about the promises in the Bible that are true for you, as a Believer in Jesus!

What I’ve found in my own life is when I take my eyes off of my own limited ability to protect myself and my family and place my trust in God’s ability to protect us, I live in peace!

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Here are some comments from others who viewed this video:

“Speaking the name of Jesus is my favorite!!!!” – Kim from St. Louis, MO

“Yes, help me to not debate or judge others beliefs either, Father” – Kristie from Morgantown, WV

“Oh my goodness, needed to hear this.” – Sonmi from Winter Garden, Florida

“I struggle with this. Thank you for sharing this and building me up!” – Erin from Arnold, Missouri

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Here’s the foundational verse verse for this series

2 Corinthians 5:17 (AMPC)

 Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come!

Here are some additional scripture references

Psalm 91:9-11

All the promises of God are Yes and Amen and they are for us.

Yes, because God’s your refuge,
    the High God your very own home,
Evil can’t get close to you,
    harm can’t get through the door.
He ordered his angels
    to guard you wherever you go.

 

Psalm 91-14-16 

“If you’ll hold on to me for dear life,” says God,
    “I’ll get you out of any trouble.
I’ll give you the best of care
    if you’ll only get to know and trust me.
Call me and I’ll answer, be at your side in bad times;
    I’ll rescue you, then throw you a party.
I’ll give you a long life,
    give you a long drink of salvation!”

Here are some ways you can respond to the devil’s silliness anytime he lies to you:

More scriptures on this subject that you can check out are: Matthew 28:18Colossians 1:13Colossians 3:17Luke 9:1

Finally, whenever something like a trial used to happen in the past, before I came into a revelation of God‘s wonderful grace back in 2012,  I would go through the whole gamut of trying to figure out why this was happening to me.

  • Did I do something wrong?
  • Is some sin in my life causing this?
  • Is God punishing me?
  • Where have I failed in life that brought this upon myself?
  • Did I open a door somehow?

The devil loved me asking myself all these questions. He was just fine with me keeping the focus on me, myself and I as long as it kept my eyes off Jesus.

So thankful these questions do not even cross my mind any longer when I’m going through a trial. I now know:

  1. We live in a fallen world
  2. We still have an enemy who loves to attack us
  3. Even though he is a defeated foe he enjoys lying to us and trying to keep us from living by every word our Father says about us
  4. II Corinthians 4:4 refers to Satan as the (little g) god of this world and Ephesians 2:2 refers to him as the prince of the power of the air and although he has no authority over me, as a Believer, these verses have helped me understand that everything that happens in my life is not being caused nor is it being allowed by God. The devil is still out to kill me, steal from me and destroy me. When he attacks I just have to remember that Jesus came to give me life and life abundantly according to John 10:10 and remember “But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place.” – 2 Corinthians 2:14(NASB)
  5. Recap: God is good. The devil is bad.
  6. If I want to know what God is like all I need to do is look at Jesus – “The Son is the dazzling radiance of God’s splendor, the exact expression of God’s true nature—His mirror image! He holds the universe together and expands it by the mighty power of His spoken word. He accomplished for us the complete cleansing of sins, and then took His seat on the highest throne at the right hand of the majestic One.” -Hebrews 1:3 (TPT) And “Jesus shouted out passionately, “To believe in Me is to also believe in God who sent me. For when you look at Me you are seeing the One who sent me…” – John 12:44-45 (TPT)
  7. If I want to know what God does all I need to do is look at Jesus – “So Jesus said, “I speak to you timeless truth. The Son is not able to do anything from Himself or through My own initiative. I only do the works that I see the Father doing, for the Son does the same works as His Father.” – John 5:19 (TPT)
  8. This doesn’t mean there are no natural consequences that come along with sin. There are. It’s extremely wise to be open to the Holy Spirit to show us if what we are going through is a result of us living out the natural consequence of sin in our lives. This is by no means always the case every time we are experiencing difficulty, but we should be open to learning and at the same time never ever think we are being punished by God. Look here.

Christ Took Our Punishment 

But now God has shown us a way to be made right with Him without keeping the requirements of the law, as was promised in the writings of Moses and the prophets long ago. We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are.  1. For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God, in His grace, freely makes us right in His sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when He freed us from the penalty for our sins. For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood. This sacrifice shows that God was being fair when He held back and did not punish those who sinned in times past, for He was looking ahead and including them in what He would do in this present time. God did this to demonstrate His righteousness, for He himself is fair and just, and He makes sinners right in His sight when they believe in Jesus. Can we boast, then, that we have done anything to be accepted by God? No, because our acquittal is not based on obeying the law. It is based on faith. So we are made right with God through faith and not by obeying the law. – Romans 3:21-28 (NLT)

The devil is a liar which means the things he lies to us about… we should be believing and speaking the exact opposite. I’ve begun to practice this a lot in the past couple of years.

Here is the link to my blog category titled “Our Authority in Christ!” You will see 5 different blog posts on this subject that you can pick from to read! https://www.sandramccollom.com/catego..

Note: Be sure to click on the settings gear and change the video quality to HD after clicking on play.

If you have not yet made Jesus your Savior and received the wonderful joy that His finished work on the cross has provided for you to live in, please visit my page here titled Jesus In The Driver’s Seat. On this page I explain the good news of the gospel and you will have the opportunity to pray a prayer of salvation, making Jesus your Savior! Jesus loves you and His arms are wide open!

Sandra McCollom

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