Sabbath's Bliss

Thursday, October 11, 2012

photos by Pao Salandanan
Last Sabbath I went to Noveleta Adventist Church together with my family. It is one of the many things that I am thankful of because in six days of labour and hard work, God gave us the seventh day for rest. Sabbath is God’s Holy day and it is a must that we should honour and worship him on this blessed day. It is also the best time for family bonding and fellowship. Our activity this day includes worship and fellowship for the whole morning. Then in the afternoon, we had a little walk along the beach since our new home is just a kilometre away (or less) from the seashore. We had a chance to play with sand and watch the magnificent sunset. Thank God for this beautiful creation that we get to enjoy unlimited and free. Anyway, before I end this post, let me share to you these very important lessons I've learned from the sermon in church.

Satan’s 3 Major Weapons
1.       Sin---------------------------------------------------(active)
Satan’s number one weapon to draw us away from God is “SIN”. He tempts us to do things that are not desirable and against God’s law. It is his most common way to destroy us. He keeps on telling us that these wrong doings are good until we gradually forget our faith and trust in God.
2.       Accusations---------------------------------------(passive)
This weapon is being used to destroy other people. Satan uses other people to say wrong accusation against you so that you will be discouraged on the things that are happening in your life.
3.       Strongholds---------------------------------------(dormant)
The last weapon that Satan uses against the children of God is “stronghold”. Among the three, this is the most dangerous. He mind sets you to the things that destroy your speculations, knowledge and thoughts. One great example of this is “suicide”, He (Satan) manipulates your mind telling you that you are useless, no one likes you, there is no salvation and that it is better for you to be dead than be a living dead. Like a volcano, it is dormant. At first it was just okay but if time comes that you are at your worst, that is when he targets and destroy you. The bible says,

“Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalted itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.”---2nd Corinthians 10:5

This is what exactly Satan is doing to destroy and draw us away from God. This topic is a warning for us to be aware of Satan’s sublime ways. But everything that happens in our life has solutions right?  With God we could always find ways to resist temptations and overcome evil. If the devil has 3 weapons, we also have 3 weapons that we could use against him (Satan) and these are:

·         Submit yourself to God
·         Resist the devil
·         Draw near to God

I hope and pray that you will be blessed reading this post. J GOD LOVES YOU! J
May you will meditate and take pleasure in God’s lovely creations through these photos. ENJOY! 

“For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my member.”
Romans 7: 22-23

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2 sweet comments

  1. oooo where is this?

    (following you now via GFC, I hope you follow back as well :p)

    1. These are random photos dear..:-D some are just around our area and some are from BGC and roxas blvd.