The Biblical record of the origin of Satan is intentionally obscure. The schemes of Satan are well documented and are highly effective. The fate of Satan is explicitly detailed in the Bible. Believers must rely on the Holy Spirit for protection from Satan, the Mighty Adversary of God.
Satan is the ruler of our fallen world. He commands his army of demons and all unbelievers. This satanic regime will continue until Christ’s Second Coming.
“The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you (Romans 16:20).”
This book is replete with assertions, defended and explained. They should resonate with the collective church. “The church should be saddened because there is so much disregard for the Word of God. It is the Word of God that holds forth the glory of God in all His majesty and dignity. It is the Word of God that explains the way of salvation to sinners.” Everyone must deal with the authority concept. Murphy brings the center of life into focus. “God is the center of the universe, but God is a Spirit so He communicates His will in His Word so His Word becomes central to life. God’s Word is the means by which His people can keep a proper perspective in the face of danger, affliction, and persecution. The Word of God is not an idol, but it should be found in the center of our lives.
Intro This is the thirteenth volume in the Daily Gospel series, and it contains Daily Gospel Reflections. The purpose of this series is to introduce timely topics from the Gospel, which integrate critical values we face in the digital age. The purpose of this series is to introduce appropriate topics from the Gospel, which incorporate critical values we face in the digital age.The Daily Gospel series follows the Catholic Church’s liturgical calendar and seeks to offer small portions of the Gospel on a daily basis. The Daily Gospel has been at the heart of the Catholic Church for many centuries, but we have now entered a digital age. This has not changed the desire the faithful have for listening to the Gospel, but only the medium by which they find the word of God and apply it to their lives. This series of reflections dedicated to the Daily Gospel as given to us by the Catholic Church by the Bishops is hoped to be another means that the faithful can retrieve the Gospel thru various electronic media: Kindle, iPhone, tablets, and iPad.
Today our reflection in on Matt. 5:43-48, in which Jesus teaches his disciples about the love of God and the love of our enemies. We love God when we become as perfect as Our Heavenly Father and Jesus gives us the example. We love our enemies when we do good to those who harm us.
Love your enemies
“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your heavenly Father, for he makes his sun rise on the bad and the good, and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust. (Matt. 5:43-45)
Jesus begins to perfect the teaching that says to love our neighbor and hate our enemy, but Jesus turns things around and extends our charity even further by loving those who persecute us and do us harm. The reason Jesus gives is because this kind of response to our enemies makes us true children of our Heavenly Father. After all, Our Heavenly Father gives to all alike, the good and the bad, day in and out, century after century, never failing to exercise his charity. He never asks for anything in return. We, on the other hand, demand others to treat us well and to honor us at every turn of the road. Jesus says that kind of behavior doesn’t make us children of God as much as loving our persecutors and enemies. Jesus uses the phrase that should be our motto in Christian action: make your sun rise on the bad and the good, and causes rain to fall on the just and unjust.
“Truly inspiring lessons from the bible!” – C. Davis
“Timeless Lessons From The Good Book.” – Richard Reynolds
The web of life can sometimes – a lot of the times – make you want to run away. The busyness of life can, and will, drag you down if you aren’t equipped to deal with it. Chances are, if your life is in utter turmoil, you have been neglecting the language of God for far too long. The language of God is love, and if you aren’t engaging in activates that promote love, your connection with Him is tethered. The good news, however, is that whatever your circumstances, however hard, you can change it all around with God at your side. Perhaps you’ve forgotten about this truth: God is always at your side, and He never leaves. Sometimes, it might feel as if you’re alone, but this is only an illusion. You are never truly alone.
The only reason you feel alone is because your connection with Him has withered. Why has it withered? How can you rekindle it? By reminding yourself of what is truly capable when you have God at your side. There is so much love, abundance, and capability in you, that all you need is a friendly reminder of what is possible. There is no better way to do this than to study the lessons of God. What follows are lessons that if followed, can rekindle your connection with Him and transform darkness into light. Even if your faith is strong, the lessons will deepen your appreciation and deepen your joy in life. Don’t ever think it’s too late to change your life around, because it’s not. With faith as your shield, you can accomplish anything you want. Don’t ever underestimate the love and power of God.
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