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No Match


“Consequently, just as the result of one trespass was condemnation for all men, so also the result of one act of righteousness was justification that brings life for all men.” Romans 5:18 (NIV)


A professional show basketball team put on quite a display at the local high school last week. They had obviously practiced long hours together because they never missed a beat as they executed one unbelievable play after another.
They got the crowd into their act by pulling people from the audience to participate in competitions with them. My youngest daughter Lindsay was selected.
The 6’6” pro basketball player showed her a fancy ball handling trick – rolling the ball around his neck, down each arm, up and over his head – and tossed her the ball, challenging her to do what he had done.
Now, Lindsay played basketball in middle school and high school and was pretty good. And she is 5’9” tall. But there was no way that she could compete and copy the ball handling that he had just shown her. So she did all she could do. She dribbled the basketball once around her legs and handed it back to him.
No matter how hard she tried, she was no match for the pro ball player.
In the same way, no matter how hard we try, we are no match for Satan. Jesus knew that.
Look at today’s Key Scripture in Romans 5:18.  “Consequently, just as the result of one trespass was condemnation for all men, so also the result of one act of righteousness was justification that brings life for all men.”
Adam, a man, could not stand against Satan and sinned. So Jesus became a man. A man without sin.  
To fight our fights, to handle every temptation we are faced with, to win every victory for us, His children.
He stands in our place against the 6’6” attacks that Satan throws every day. And He declares victory minute after minute, day after day. For us.
So what is going on in your life today that is a pro at beating you up spiritually? Do anger or pride or a judgmental attitude tower over you and cause you to feel helpless?
Call on the one who is victorious no matter what He is facing.
Trust Jesus to handle every attack that Satan throws. He is more than a match.


Father, I glorify and praise you for the gift of your Son to fight for me against Satan’s attacks in my life. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.


Have you ever felt like Satan was winning every battle you faced? Did you call on the Lord to fight for you or did you try to do it on your own?


Write all three power verses on a note card and keep it in your billfold. Whenever you are attacked by Satan, pull out this card, read the Scriptures, and thank the Lord for taking on your 6’6” challenger and winning the battle.


Romans 5:18 (NIV) “Consequently, just as the result of one trespass was condemnation for all men, so also the result of one act of righteousness was justification that brings life for all men.”

2 Corinthians 5:21 (NIV) “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”

Deuteronomy 3:22 (NIV) “Do not be afraid of them; the Lord your God himself will fight for you.”

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