Unimpressed with the devil.

3d Devil writes it down

As Christians, we are to “… live unimpressed with the devil, live unimpressed with his success. The enemy works hard to make you aware of his plans. He will leak his strategies so that you live in reaction to the devil. All he wants is for you and me to live in reaction to the powers of darkness.” (Bill Johnson)

Jesus was never impressed by the devil! He didn’t “react” to the evil strategies of temptation, fear, panic, doubt, worry, stress, or defeat whenever He encountered the devil. When Jesus was in the desert, fasting and praying for 40 days, He had three face-to-face encounters with the devil. What did Jesus do? Was He scared? Did He run away? Was He worried? No, He looked at the devil and quoted the Word of God with the authority His Father gave to Him. We now have that same authority in the Name of Jesus. Never forget, the Word of God is ALWAYS TRUTH… the words of the devil are ALWAYS LIES.

When the devil was trying to tempt Jesus, he took Him to the highest part of the temple and told Jesus, “If you are the Son of God, jump! Scripture says, ‘He will put his angels in charge of you. They will carry you in their hands so that you never hit your foot against a rock.'” (Matt. 4:6) OK, read this carefully…. The devil actually quoted Scripture to Jesus. Sounds great, right? Wrong! Remember, the words of the devil are ALWAYS LIES. The devil quoted, Psalm 91:11-12, which says… [11] “He will put his angels in charge of you TO PROTECT YOU IN ALL YOUR WAYS. [12] They will carry you in their hands so that you never hit your foot against a rock.”

Did you see the lie? He purposely left out 7 words (in all CAPS) that change the whole meaning of the Scripture. The TRUTH in those missing Words meant… the angels would protect them IN ALL THEIR WAYS, you know, their travels, while working, even while trying to jump-start a backhoe. BUT NOT while you’re proving who you are to the devil. Jesus knew that. He knew that because He knew the Scriptures. So, what about you? Do you know the Scriptures? The Bible? Let Jesus be your example. Learn from Him. Study His Word. Fellowship with the Father. And start living unimpressed with the devil!

In Him, Pastor Kevin Kinchen

I hope you can find time for this…

I have listened to this video over and over. Why? Because the worship pulls me into the presence of God and the message by Bill Johnson is epic, timely, and real… straight from the heart. Do yourself a favor by making some time where you can sit down with an open heart, and expect to be changed. Enjoy!

Bill Johnson at OneThing Conference 2016. The worship service and the message from Bill Johnson are on this video. The message begins 1-hour-17-minutes from the start of the video. Click this link: https://youtu.be/9sysx0oMri0

In Him, Pastor Kevin Kinchen

BIG opportunities from God

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I believe God will rarely ask us to do something that we can do by ourselves. Why? It’s because the Bible says, “It is impossible to please God without faith.” (Heb. 11:6) Don’t get the wrong idea though, He doesn’t “need” us to please Him. What pleases God is the FAITH we express when we say, “Yes!” to His request. It’s the deep trust we show to God as we step-out to conquer the things we cannot accomplish by ourselves. THAT is what makes God smile. Too many people turn away from things that are bigger than themselves. They don’t realize that God might be trying to stretch their faith. To say, “I believe! I trust! I have faith!” is a great declaration. But, a declaration needs ACTION to backup the words of our belief, our trust, and our faith. Action turns a declaration into a manifestation.

So, stop running from the BIG opportunities that God drops on your doorstep. And remember, “Faith is what you DO with what you DON’T have!

In Him, Pastor Kevin Kinchen