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Real Victory

Posted: Tuesday, September 8

Pastor Mark McKinstry // Missions &amp; Christian Education Pastor

Pastor Mark McKinstry // Missions & Christian Education Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide:

Isaiah 1:1-2:22
2 Corinthians 10:1-18
Psalm 52:1-9
Proverbs 22:26-27 


Verse of the day:

The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. (2 Corinthians 10:4)

Ernest B. Beevers tell the story of a friend of his named Herbert Jackson who was a new missionary. On the mission field, Herbert was assigned a car that would not start without a push. After pondering his problem, he devised a plan. He went to the school near his home, got permission to take some children out of class, and had them push his car off. When he drove his car, he could either park on a hill or leave the engine running. He used this ingenious procedure for two full years. Ill health forced Jackson’s family to leave, and a new missionary came to that station. When Jackson proudly began to explain his arrangement for getting the car started, the new man looked under the hood. Before the explanation was complete, the new missionary interrupted, “Why, Dr.Jackson, I believe the only trouble is this loose cable.” He gave the cable a twist, stepped into the car, pushed the switch, and to Jackson’s astonishment, the engine roared to life. For two years needless trouble had become routine. The power was there all the time. Only a loose connection kept Jackson from putting that power to work.



Do you feel like you are always fighting an uphill battle? Do you seem to struggle with the same war again and again? It could be your thought life, an addiction, or a relational struggle. Maybe you are fighting against a problem and have failed to tap into the divine power that God offers us; the power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus calls the Holy Spirit the Counselor, the Comforter, the Helper, the Teacher, and He’ll be just that, if you let Him. Ask Him for strength and direction. Have the courage to be in step with Him; to go where He is going and do what He is doing. If you dare, you’ll discover true power that leads to real victory.