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1 John 4:1-6

A very well known verse in the Bible is 1 John 4:6 "Little children, you are from God and have overcome them [antichrists--people who deny the Father and the Son and Jesus as Christ], for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world." Yesterday John warned us about antichrists but also encouraged us about who we are in Christ.

So what does this verse convey to you about being a follower of Christ? How can we use this verse to give us a boost today or this week and beyond, as we live out and deal with what life brings our way?
Tami W.

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Tami, Johns saying here in "Greater is he who is within you than he who is in the world" In other words-Jesus overcome the devil/a.k.a. Satan the moment he was ressurected out of that grave we refer to on Easter morning!(other times as well-thee centrality of the gospel!)We are more than dividers-we are also conquerers!He's also saying in these scriptures-test the spirits for they don't always cme from God!The bible says "The devil also poses as an angel of light"therefore if we should have to question whether its of God or not we should pray & ask him he knows whats his & whats not!God is ALL-KNOWING!

HI TAMI
THIS VERSE FROM JOHN ENCOURAGES US TO BELIEVE THAT WITH CHRIST IN US WE CAN WITHSTAND THE FORCES OF EVIL AND THE SPIRIT OF THE ANTI-CHRIST. WE NEED ALL THE ENCOURAGEMENT THAT WE CAN GET FIRSTLY, FROM THE WORD OF GOD, THE BIBLE, AND ALSO FROM BELIEVERS SUCH AS YOURSELF, DR. KROLL AND THE ENTIRE BACK TO THE BIBLE TEAM PLUS OUR OTHER BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHRIST.

THE TIMES ARE VERY CHALLENGING AND THINGS OF THE WORLD SEEM SO TANGIBLE THAT YOU CAN SIMPLY REACH OUT AND GRASP THEM. ON THE OTHER HAND THINGS OF CHRIST SEEM SO INTANGIBLE AND OUT OF REACH. I GUESS THIS IS WHY GOD SAID "BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD" BECAUSE WHEN WE GET AWAY FROM THE WORLD TO A QUIET PLACE AND LOOK AT THE STARS AT NIGHT WE CAN SPIRITUALLY COMMUNE WITH GOD AND THE WORLD TENDS TO PALE INTO INSIGNIFICANCE.

LET US ALL CONTINUE TO ENCOURAGE EACH OTHER AND SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT POWERED BY 4 TO OUR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

REGARDS IN CHRIST

CECIL

This verse conveys to me that when I believe in Jesus, when I believe that He is the only Way, Truth and Life. When I obey and serve Him He will take care of me and no matter what any non-believer does or try to do to me I am safe in Jesus' hand because greater is He than Satan or any antichrist. Jesus is letting us know that we must not worry. Leave the worrying to Him. He does not need my help all He requires is that I trust Him. He is our faithful Leader who will not forsake us He will protect us always. Thank You Lord for inspiring this blog today as You always do. Thank You for Your grace, mercy, compassion and forgiveness. I know I cannot get where you want me without your help. Thank You.

We must allow HIM to go before us, allow HIM to lead the way. HE is the only One who is great. We must listen for HIS voice, speaking to us thru God's Word, and thru the Holy Spirit guiding us into all Truth and Righteousness, as is promised by Jesus. HE must increase; we must decrease: more of HIM, less of us, is the program for victory!

How awesome to think we have the spirit of Christ in us. This is one of my favorite verses. When I get a little discouraged, I think about this verse. In the old Star Wars movies, it was often said "may the force be with you." We have something much better than the "force." We have the spirit of the living God in us.

You said it Jesus is The Christ! That too in a check of spirits. Who do you say Jesus is: The Christ. Who do you say Jesus was: He was the son of God who came in the flesh, died for our sins and rose again from the dead. And the other one is He is the son of God. I use these often to test the spirits. They are good tools to know whether a spirit is of God or a lier.

For it to be possible that Christ can be IN us is an amazing, awesome fact in itself. We have to remember that we are "little children" and that we are a part of a plan greater than just ourselves. God is in control, even when we think we are in control! No matter how negative you feel or how positive you feel in life, we must hold steadfast to the everlasting Word of God.

Thank you for this page.
God bless all of you for praying. I know we will have and do have now victoryin Jesus! My family needs YOUR prayers for salvation.
Also pray for Janet, a beautiful saint/servant of Christ in the hospital struggling in pain...Thanks again for prayers. God bless.

Amen :) A wonderful reminder tonight and daily.....and we are overcomers, which doesn't necessarily mean we won't endure trials or even death, but that we have overcome because of Jesus.

This conveys to me not only who I am in Him, but who He is in me. When I am facing a challenge and fear and doubt wants to block my path, I remember that He who is in me is greater than he that is in the world. Then I can press forward to victory.

This encourages us to watch and pray and be alert, listen attentively to what we hear in comparison with what God has taught us through His word. We must be able to figure out the Truth in people and know who is with Him or not. This will only come through a close relationship with God through prayer and study.

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