Almighty God is the Eternal Spirit; therefore, what proceeds from Him is eternal. He created all things, both visible and invisible, with eternal words. Colossians 1:16 declares, “For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him and for him.” God’s words created all things, including the principalities and powers that manifest themselves against us. Since His words created them, His words are greater than they. They cannot overpower His words. Further, since they were created for Him, He owns them. Psalm 24:1 declares, “The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.”
Two categories of things exist on earth: (1) eternal things and (2) temporal things. Eternal things are everlasting; like God, they cannot end. Temporal things last only for a specified period of time, then end. The principalities and powers that are created and owned by God work and manifest negative things in our lives called afflictions. They manifest in our bodies with health challenges; in our finances with lack and in our relationships with various types of turmoil. They embody physical, mental and emotional pain.
Every affliction that manifests is temporal. As such, there is a “limitation” them. They are light and are designed to last only for a specified period of time. II Corinthians 4:17 declares, “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;” What Satan does is approach us and manifests challenging situations that can only last for a specific period. He designed them to appeal to our senses to defeat us. Our directive from God is to endure and overcome them. Every affliction encountered contains negative thought pressure. The strength of the pressure is a function of the degree of difficulty of the challenge. Satan uses the pressure to break our concentration from God’s words and draw our attention to him. He then seeks to capture our imagination with negative images into our spirit that make us think. Inside those images reside the spirits of fear and unbelief. In our pain state, if we are weak in Faith, we will observe the negative manifested things. If we are strong in Faith, we will observe the eternal words of God about them.
We are to be filled with God’s “eternal words.” (Colossians 1:9) They foster two valuable things: (l) effective resistance against the temporal afflictions that are to come, without giving in to the pain; and (2) our being strengthened with God’s Might by the Holy Spirit unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness. (Colossians 1:11) As we focus on God’s eternal words in the face of temporal afflictions and overcome them, we inherit blessings from God. God Bless.
From Pastor Leroy Rankin