Running the Race as a Winner
Satan is our enemy[i] but he uses other people and other things, even our own sinful natures, to do his dirty work; however, he is the enemy. He is behind all our troubles and heart-aches. He is the leader of the principalities, powers, and rulers of darkness of this age: the spiritual host of wickedness in heavenly places[ii].
As winners running this race, we will never underestimate our opponentor our Friend. We see reality with the eyes of our spiritual understanding as we look at, listen to, and learn of the things of Rauch Ha Kodesh[v].[vi] We check our own spirits with the word of God[vii], keeping in mind that re-creation takes time[viii]. We continually die to our self-interest[ix]and strengthen our status of life in Mashiach[x]; so we are able to distinguish the demonic influence in our lives from the Divine[xi]. Rauch Ha Kodesh speaks through the word of God and leads us to that which is authentic. He reveals Yeshua and Yeshua is the express image of God the Father. We see the glory of Yeshua through Rauch Ha Kodesh, and when we see the character of our Savior, we see our Father. There is no division, in what they tell us, for these three who bear witness in heaven and on earth are One – the Father, the Word, and the Spirit in heaven; and the Spirit, the water of Yeshua’s baptism, and the blood of his death on earth. We, as winners in the race, are reassured by the testimony of our God[xii].
Prayer: You are my Rock and my fortress; therefore, for you name’s sake, lead me and guide me, for you are my strength. Into your hands I commit my spirit and my life, for you have redeemed me, O Lord God of truth.
[i] I Peter 5:8
[ii] Ephesians 6:12
[iv] Romans 8:37; /Ephesians 6:13-18
[v] The Holy Spirit
[vi] Psalm 91
[vii] Matthew 22:29; John 8:31, 32; Psalm 119:105
[viii] II Corinthians 3:18-4:1
[ix] The wants of the sinful flesh – this earthly tabernacle we dwell in
[x] Christ. Romans 7:4-6; 14-25; I Corinthians 15:31-34
[xi] John 4:1; Romans 8:9, 14-16; 26, 27
[xii] I John 5:7-9