Taking a clear stand in the Spirit empowers our prayers and advances our effectiveness in the fight against the enemy of our souls
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
……..and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then…..
1. I WILL BE SENSITIVE TO CARRY OUT THE WORD OF THE LORD
You have laid down precepts ( Mandates )that are to be fully obeyed. Oh, that my ways were steadfast in obeying your decrees! Then I would not be put to shame when I consider all your commands.
The Mandate of the LORD I will fully obey
2. I WILL BE STRONG AND FORCEFUL IN DOING GOD’S WORK
And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.
1 Corinthians 15:58
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
3. I WILL BE DILIGENT AND PURPOSEFUL IN SERVING THE LORD
Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.
One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys.
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
4. I WILL KEEP A WILLING HEART IN ALL I DO
If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the good things of the land; but if you resist and rebel, you will be devoured by the sword.” For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.
Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky
5. I WILL KEEP MY TONGUE FILLED WITH PRAISE
Praise the Lord, all his heavenly hosts, you his servants who do his will. Praise the Lord, all his works everywhere in his dominion. Praise the Lord, my soul.
The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made. All your works praise you, Lord; your faithful people extol you. They tell of the glory of your kingdom and speak of your might, so that all people may know of your mighty acts and the glorious splendor of your kingdom. Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does.
6. I WILL SEEK HIS WAY AS A PRIORITY
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will freely pardon.
The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.
7. I WILL CRY OUT TO HIM AND BE HELPED
For he will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help. He will take pity on the weak and the needy and save the needy from death.
And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?”
8. I WILL FOLLOW AFTER RIGHTEOUSNESS IN ALL I DO
For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.
For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit,