God's Hammer vs. the devils’ hammer! What to do when we mess up!
This video reveals how the enemy works when those in Christ mess up. Also, what believers can do to get back on track.
This video came from the teaching, “Ambassadors for Christ” part 1. (See below for the link)
The Bible says we are ambassadors for Christ. However, we are not perfect and many times we will mess up.
2 Corinthians 5:20 (NKJV)
“Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ's behalf, be reconciled to God.”
One goal as believers in Christ is, by faith, obtain a good testimony.
Hebrews 11:1-2 (NKJV)
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good testimony.
We can use our testimony to communicate as an ambassador.
Our testimony means what God did in our life even if we mess up. (On going until death)
Dictionary definition for the word “testimony” means: a public profession of religious experience.
When we mess up, how we handle it affects our reputation, our character of who we are.
Then that experience of how we handled it becomes part of our testimony of how God put things back together as a witness to others of what God can do.
It is not so much the mess up but rather how we get back on track with God’s help.
As ambassadors for Christ we will mess up.
If we seriously realize and understand who we are we will demonstrate it and maybe (if the value is high enough) not mess up as much.
Let us talk more about how to handle our self when we mess up.
Usually when we mess up, we beat our self-up of how bad we were.
The devil or his demons will give thought(s) that are damaging to our life. Consider Jesus when the devil spoke to Him! (Matthew 4:8-9) Keep in mind, Jesus never messed up!
Matthew 4:8-9 (NKJV)
8 "Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory.
9 And he said to Him, "All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me."
I call these thoughts from the enemy, “the hammer of the enemy”.
Several people take the thought of the enemy and hammer themselves senseless over and over again. (talking down to themselves)
Once the enemy realizes that we took his hammer, (wrong thoughts) he leaves us alone while we beat our self-up with his hammer that we took into our own hand.
In other words, we are beating our self-up with the devil’s hammer.
We need to use God’s Hammer and break those wrong thoughts.
“Is not my word like fire, says the LORD, and like a hammer which breaks the rock in pieces?” RSV
So, we either can burn those wrong thoughts with God’s word or break them up with the hammer of God, which is His word.
In addition, we need God’s Hammer (His word) to work out our salvation. In other words, build our life.
Philippians 2:12 (NKJV)
“Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling;”
Greek definition for "work out" #2716: (to fashion i.e. render one fit for a thing:) Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament.
Click here. Ambassadors for Christ part 1 and 2.
Click here. Thought life (Links from this website)
Click here. See what Jesus did when He was tempted. Words were spoken!