1 John 5:3 For this is the Love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.
James 2:26. Faith apart from works is dead.
Don't be deceived by your own understanding or by the whispering of the devil that tries to give you reason as to why you cannot get rid of bad habits, bad temper or unclean thoughts.
2 Peter 1:3- 4 His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
Run the "race", that you may win. 1 Corinthians 9:24
Matthew 19:26 But with God All things are possible.
Revelation 2:10-11 Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life. He who overcomes shall not be hurt by the second death.
Revelation 2:26 He who overcomes and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations.
Revelation 3: 5He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments and I will not blot out his name from the Book of life, but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.
Revelation 3:12 He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go out no more.
To overcome you need faith in action! It is something like David did in getting his sling and a few stones ready. Really it was THE LORD who rewarded David's effort and obedience by directing the stone right between the eyeballs of Goliath. David's strength was that he went in the name of the Lord. Amen! After the giant fell on the ground, David only had to cut his head off, for he was dead already.
It's the Lord who's doing it anyway, we just have to take some action in obedience.
Revelation 3:21 To him who and sat down with My Father on His Throne.
Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony.
Revelation 21:7-8 He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son, But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.
Because of disobedience to His Word, you will miss the victory. This can cause many heartaches, bad situations, and endless problems! Lacking holiness leads consequently to worldliness. Thus resulting in insensitivity to the Holy Spirit, which in turn will produce a fruitless believer. To become a conqueror, a believer must learn to obey God and walk in His ways.
Through ongoing troubles you will learn what the Lord is trying to teach you. The Lord looks at the end result and what He can accomplish in your life. A person only considers what he observes; one would rather try to avoid painful situations and hope that things can be a bit easier.
2 Timothy 2:15...Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
1 John 5:12 He who has the Son has Life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have Life.
1 John 4:4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
1 Corinthians 15:57-58 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore , my beloved brethren be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
The scriptures are very clear: One either OVERCOMES through faith, or is OVERCOME! There is no in-between. The choice is yours!
You may have noticed that this writing has many scriptures in between my personal input. With this, I am trying to point out that we have to walk ACCORDING to GOD's WORD! I give to you what The Lord already has said rather than presenting my own words only. His Word gives perfect direction! His Word gives promises for your life, I can't. I am however proof that His promises are TRUE!