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The Lust of the Eyes

“And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.” – Ephesians 1:22-23 Yesterday, we looked at the lust of the flesh and talked about how obsessing over physical desires can make our lives vulnerable to the enemy’s destruction. Today, I want to share with you another way the devil seeks to wreak havoc in our lives — the lust of the eyes.  We live in a world that is obsessed with appearance. In fact, many of us learn to obsess about our image, or what we look like to those around us, even before we are old enough to understand why. Our materialistic society teaches that in order to be somebody, we must have certain things. In other words, I am what I have and I

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Fight or Light?

“For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.” – 2 Corinthians 10:3,4 Yesterday, we talked about the fact that our lives on earth are a fight and that there’s a battle raging for our minds and hearts. It’s important to recognize this truth, because if we don’t, we may end up serving something or someone besides the Lord. Knowing this, the next logical question is what can we do about it? While there are two ways to engage in spiritual warfare, one leads to frustration while the other results in freedom. The natural inclination when we’re attacked in any manner is to fight in our flesh. This usually happens when we fail to realize that we’re not warring against people

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