Analysis Of ' Satan 's Power ' Essay

782 Words Jul 22nd, 2015 4 Pages
John 17:14; “I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.” This scripture has impressed my mind when the stresses of the world apply their chokeholds and temptations. Never has it filled my mind as often, or sent more solace and strengthened reassurance than since I have been feasting on the teachings and examples of Christ in these four New Testament Gospels.
My sister is an atheist. She is in "satan 's power" and she makes known that she resents what I stand for and believe. I sense a real hostility from within her, and it seems to be envy tangled with anger and hatred. Envy for the inner peace, God-given strength, and understanding of life 's purpose that I am blessed to partake of in which she lacks."The world hath hated them," Christ stated. Satan will never cease to oppose followers of Christ even if it is through those that we love.
Constant confrontation with an atheist is difficult and straining, especially when it involves a loved one. However, as I become more like Christ, "even as I am not of the world," I rely more on the Spirit. I am given "power" from above to not be of this world. I can better show compassion, yet still hold steadfast to the truths I have been given when my sister provokes contention.
John 17: 14 begins with, “I have given them thy word." Previously I had allowed Christ 's opening words of this scripture to be overshadowed by the more memorable and well-cited…

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