Spirit in You

1 John 4:4-6(NIV)

You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood.

It’s incredible when an underdog team comes up big in a championship game and wins it all.  Leicester City was the worst team last year in the English Premier League in soccer.  The bookmakers gave Leicester City 5000 to 1 odds of winning the championship.  Those odds meant that there was a better chance of finding Elvis alive or find the Loch Ness monster.  The team consisted of unknown and journeyman players to defeat the 20-time champion Manchester United team in the overall standings.

We could think that we are the underdogs and that the world can be overwhelming since the world seems to be getting more and more corrupt.  We are surrounded by sinful people and the environment seems to be getting only worse as the world’s morals continue to dive lower and lower.  The good news is that Satan isn’t all that powerful in the world compared to the power of God.  The Holy Spirit that is in us is more powerful than the one who is in the world.

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