A powerful message and a unique sermon where Mike Tyson is quoted!
“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.”
There is a lie that the enemy tells us: that we can’t overpower him. Sometimes our bondage feels so certain and fixed that it is almost impossible to fathom that it could ever be lifted. Chronic sickness and physical problems are like this. There is seemingly no escape. We can feel alone and powerless. But Satan is the father of lies. We have power through Jesus Christ our Savior not only to hold off the onslaught of the enemy but more importantly to chase him out of our lives, our families, and our societies. God is stronger. The devil can’t keep what he has stolen from you. The name of Jesus is above every name. We have power. Woe to us if we sit in mediocrity and powerlessness any longer. For the sake of the lost and all those suffering without – and even with – Christ. Press in to God. Do not be content. God wants you to walk in spiritual power. Fight back against the darkness. Now is the time. Glory to God!
Now I, Paul, myself am pleading with you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ—who in presence am lowly among you, but being absent am bold toward you. But I beg you that when I am present I may not be bold with that confidence by which I intend to be bold against some, who think of us as if we walked according to the flesh. For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.
2 Corinthians 10:1-6