OUR NATURAL TENDENCIES ARE TO STEP BACK WHEN ADVERSITY COMES OUR WAY!
We wonder if we did something wrong.
We think that maybe we are being punished.
We think that it is too much to handle.
ARREST YOUR THOUGHTS AND KNOW THAT ADVERSITY IS PART OF LIFE!
1 Pet. 4:12, Dear friends, don’t be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through, as if something strange were happening to you.
THE FIRST THING TO FIGURE OUT IS IF IT IS GOD, LIFE, OR DEMONIC.
Jesus will never tempt or use what He delivered you from against you!
Life happens………it might not be the devil or God, just life!
The demonic is easy to detect. He comes to STEAL, KILL AND DESTROY (John 10:10).
NO MATTER WHAT THE INFLUENCE THE ANSWER IS STILL SIMPLE – NEVER LEAN BACK!
When I was in Bible College a hurricane came through. Instead of seeking shelter we went to the park. The winds were so strong they could have and tried to push us backwards, but we LEANED IN! Literally our bodies were not standing up straight. We LEANED IN so much that backwards was not an option.
UNTIL YOU DETERMINE THAT BACKWARDS IS NOT AN OPTION AND LEAN IN, THEN YOU WILL BE BLOWN AROUND BY LIFE AND THE DEVIL THE REST OF YOUR LIFE!
BACKWARDS IS NEVER AN OPTION!
Heb 12:2a, We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith.
Eph. 6:13, Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm.
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For a truly charismatic, Spirit-filled church experience, Pastor Micheal Spencer invites you to a time of fellowship, worship and incredible spiritual growth at His Tabernacle Family Church every Sunday morning at either 9:00am or 11:00am. Pastors Micheal and Rhonda Spencer are committed to preaching the Word with boldness and conviction, for the purpose of equipping the believers for the work of the Kingdom. We enjoy a culturally diverse congregation, with attenders from all over the world. So, whether you’re looking for a solid, Pentecostal, Bible-believing church in Elmira, a church in Corning, or a church in Ithaca, His Tabernacle Family Church in Horseheads is the church home you’ve been searching for.
Dr. Micheal Spencer
His Tabernacle Family Church
A House of Grace and Mercy