In the power of the Holy Spirit

We look at Jesus’ birth. We look at His baptism. We see the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit comes upon Mary, and Jesus is conceived. The Holy Spirit comes upon Jesus, and His public ministry is set in motion. After Jesus’ birth, Satan tries to destroy the work of God. Herod tries to do away with Jesus. He tries – but he fails. After Jesus’ baptism, Satan tries to turn Jesus away from His divine calling to bring the Good News to many people. Satan tries, but, again, he fails. Let’s move forward to today, to our life. Through Jesus, we are born again. We receive new life. Immediately, Satan targets us. He tells us that it’s not real. We haven’t really been saved by the Lord. Satan had no success in getting rid of the child, Jesus. He does have some success with us, but he will not triumph over us. Satan may win some of the battles, but he will not win the war: “Greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world” (1 John 4:4). Jesus was called to serve His Heavenly Father. We are called to serve our Heavenly Father. Jesus served Him in the power of the Holy Spirit. We are to serve Him in the power of the Holy Spirit. Satan refuses to let this happen, with Jesus, with us. Jesus triumphed over Satan. In the strength of Jesus, we face Satan. In the strength of Jesus, we triumph over Satan. Often, we take our eyes off Jesus, and we are defeated by Satan. When we keep our eyes on Jesus, we are led in the pathway of His victory. When we resist the devil in the strength of our Lord Jesus Christ, the devil can do nothing else but flee from us (James 4:7).

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