Carey Lewis Devotions
Monday, April 12th, 2021
Temptation #1: Chain Breakers
For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.
2 Corinthians 3-4 (NIV)
'Does not My Word burn like fire?' says the Lord. 'Is It not like a mighty hammer that smashes a rock to pieces?'
Jeremiah 23:29 (NLT)
So shall My Word be that goes out from My Mouth; It shall not return to me empty, but It shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent It.
Isaiah 55:11 (ESV)
He sends His Command to the earth; His Word runs very swiftly.
Psalm 147:15 (NASB)
Actors, models & talent for Christ: Use The Word of God in your freedom fight against anything that seeks to bind you. Jesus did.

Say them aloud, as He did to Satan. The devil's only choice is to retreat. Scripture has supernatural power. After you speak appropriate Verses, you can add your personal petition(s). Examples:

'I will cry to God Most High, to God Who accomplishes all things for me' (Psalm 57:2). Father God, I ask you to break my addiction to...

'Jesus declared, 'I am the Bread of life. He who comes to Me will never go hungry, and he who believes in Me will never be thirsty' (John 6:35).

'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word of God' (Luke 4:4).

'With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our God to help us, and to fight our battles' (2 Chronicles 32:8).

'Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled' (Matthew 5:6).

'I will not be mastered by anything' (1 Corinthians 6:12).

'Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto His glorious body, according to the working whereby He is able even to subdue all things unto Himself' (Philippians 3:21).

'Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty' (2 Corinthians 3:17).

'But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same Image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord' (2 Corinthians).

'For we are his workmanship...' (Ephesians 2:10).

'For He satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness' (Psalm 107:9).

'I have all, and abound: I am full' (Philippians 4:18).

'All things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive' (Matthew 21:22).

## Temptation #1: Chain Breakers

NOTE: This is a 2021 update of a 2011 Carey Lewis Devotion. You may see notes to 'Actors, Models & Talent for Christ.' If you think you're not in show business, think again. Shakespeare said, 'All the world's a stage and all its men and women merely players. Mostly true. But you're not merely players. You are messengers and ambassadors for the King of kings.

P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Three Common Temptations series.

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"I labored, yet not I. By the grace of God, I am what I am, and do what I do' (paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 15:10). I love God's Word. As a late-in-life committed Christian with no Bible training prior to age 51, some people wonder how I'm qualified to write devotions. I wonder that, too. But God loves children and fools for Him. I am both. Ghost Writer? God.

Carey Lewis

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