We are all created in the image of God and He wants us to be like Him in every way. However, there is evil in the world we live in and our God does not force us to be like Himself, He gave us a free will to choose between evil and good. “I call on heaven and earth as witnesses today that I have offered you life or death, blessings or curses. Choose life so that you and your descendants will live.” (Deuteronomy 30:19 – God’s Word Translation). The choice is ours.
Think about these verses:
1 John 4:4, “..greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.” – if you allow Him to be.
Isaiah 54:17, “No weapon that is formed against you will prosper.” – unless you let it.
John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.” – if we take it.
Luke 10:19, “Behold, I have given you authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy:” – if you take that authority.
1 John 5:1, “Everyone who has faith that Jesus is the Christ is a child of God.” – if we claim Him.
Ephesians 3:20, “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,” – if we use that power.
Mark 9:23, “ all things are possible to him that believes.” – if we believe it.
James 4:7, “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” – if we say, “It is written!”
Mark 11:23, “I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him.” – if we don’t doubt, do believe, and say so.
Mark 16:18, “Those who believe…they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” – if we believe we’re one of those.
1 Peter 2:24, “by his wounds you have been healed.” – if we believe and receive it.