Let Us Go To The Other Side
by Helen Jackson

Jesus is making the same statement to each and every one of us who have given their hearts to Him... "Let us go to the other side."

What is the "other side"? 1 Peter 2:2 says: As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of word that ye may grow thereby. You must daily read your Bible and pray to God to understand His will for your life. At the beginning of Jeremiah the first chapter, it talks about how before we were formed in our mother’s womb, God knew us and had plans for our lives. Now that we are saved, and have turned from everything we had a knowledge of that was wrong, we are new creatures in Christ old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17. As new creatures in Christ, we have a new nature to serve him with all our hearts. As we grow in Him, God begins to put a fight in our hearts against sin. The devil tempts us with the things that he knew we enjoyed before we were saved, he brings those things back to our minds; but God’s spirit in us constrains us to resist those old thoughts and temptations. James 4:7 says: Submit yourselves therefore to God, resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Verse 8 says: Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you.

God is faithful to be there in times of need. He will give you the grace to say, no, to that old devil and, yes, to God. The scripture in Revelation 3:10 says: Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation. The enemy has many tricks or attacking mechanisms to overthrow the people of God; but God is able to keep us from falling as long as we look to Him for strength. Hebrew 12:2 says: Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. Jesus being our perfect example, taught is His word that we must go on to perfection in order for us to "go to the other side".

Ephesians the 6th chapter verses 11-12 tells us to put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. In order for us to go to the other side, in verses 14-18 it tells us what spiritual armor we need to put on such as:

Having your loins girded about with truth. Get rooted and grounded in his Word by reading and studying the Holy Bible.

Put on the breastplate of righteousness by obeying his commandments. This will protect you against the unexpected. And when the devil throws his fiery darts, you can do as Jesus did by letting him know that we don’t live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.

Having your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace. Be ready to tell it, sing it and shout it by giving your testimony wherever God leads.

Putting on the shield of faith, believing that God can do anything but fail.

Wearing the helmet of salvation, so when the devil tries to bring uncertainties your way, you can cast down imaginations and everything unlike God.

Finally, praying always with all prayer and supplication. As we walk in the light as he is the light, and stay on board the old ship of Zion, we can "go to the other side".

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05.17.2020 - Sis Sharon says:
This Perfect recipe cannot fail!

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1 Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: