We Can Fight the Enemy, But Can We Submit to God?

If you have been a Christian for longer than a day you have either heard about or engaged in spiritual warfare. We have an enemy who is out to get us, this we know.

We have armor, we have weapons, we are in a battle.

Life is not easy. Just about the time we think we have it all figured out, something hard hits us and down we go. We get up, check our armer, sharpen our weapons, and stand. We have practiced this over and over. We have memorized important scriptures on spiritual warfare and we use them.

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Your Unique Zoe Life

October 28, 2011

This week we have been learning about this verse:

 

Matthew 7:14

But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

 

On Wednesday we discussed the word narrow – to press or afflict.  Narrow defines the path or road to life, but as I began to study even more I found something else very revealing.

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Wednesday Word Study – Narrow

October 26, 2011 
Narrow 

 

Transliteration: thlibó
Phonetic Spelling:
(thlee’-bo)
Short Definition:
I make narrow, persecute, press hard
Definition: (a) I make narrow (strictly: by pressure); I press upon, (b) I persecute, press hard.

 

Matthew 7:14

14 But the gate is narrow (contracted by pressure) and the way is straitened and compressed that leads away to life, and few are those who find it.

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Monday Meditations – Matthew 7:14

October 24, 2011

Today’s Meditation Verse:

 

Matthew 7:14

But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

 

I’ve been a Christian for almost my entire life.  Most of the people that I’ve been around in my life have professed to be Christians.  So when I would read this scripture above it would make me wonder.  Who are the few?

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Wednesday Word Study – Futility

September 21, 2011 
Futility 

Strongs Concordance Number:3153
Transliteration: mataiotés
Phonetic Spelling: (mat-ah-yot’-ace)
Definition: vanity, emptiness, unreality, purposelessness, ineffectiveness, instability, frailty; false religion.  Aimlessness due to lacking purpose or any meaningful end.

 

On Monday we talked about the scripture Romans 8:19 and how all of creation is waiting eagerly for the sons of God to be revealed.  This holding pattern that we are all placed in until that time is described by the author with the word futility.  All of creation is in a futile (unreal, purposeless, ineffective, fragile) period of time waiting on the sons of God to be revealed. Continue reading