Message of the Day: “So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7, NLT)
While we submit to God, we are to resist the devil.
"You are now children of God because you have put your trust in Christ Jesus. All of you who have been baptized to show you belong to Christ have become like Christ." (Galatians 3:26-27, NLV)
"We believe that Jesus died and rose again. When he returns, many who believe in him will have died already. We believe that God will bring them back with Jesus." (1 Thessalonians 4:14, NIRV)
"Dear friends, we are now God’s children, but what we will be like has not been revealed yet. We know that when the Messiah is revealed, we will be like him, because we will see him as he is." (1 John 3:2, ISV)
But he said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!” (Luke 11:28, ESV).
"He must increase and I must decrease" (John 3:30, CEB), were the last words that we have from John the Baptist. He went on to imprisonment, suspense, martyrdom, while Jesus grew in popular favor up to his passion and death.
"Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen." (Hebrews 13:20-21, NKJV)
"The sting of death is sin. And the power of sin is the law. But let us give thanks to God! He gives us the victory because of what our Lord Jesus Christ has done." (1 Corinthians 15:56-57, NIRV)
Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it." (Luke 9:23-24, NKJV)