Protecting and Increasing the Abundant Life

There are three types of losses that we may encounter in life. Know how to protect against such. Most importantly, know how to increase your abundance.
The Three Types of Losses

In John 10, Jesus compared Himself as the good shepherd versus the devils as thieves.
  • (John 10:10) The thief(the devil) comes only
    1. To steal and --- your money, possessions ...
    2. kill and --- your health, lives,  loved ones ... 
    3. destroy. -- your work, career, business, reputation, relationships ...
  •  I (Jesus) came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
We must know the source and their methods so that we can prevent such from happening (see Christian Warfare and the Devil's Strategies). However, if the 'thief' is more powerful that you, then you need someone who is greater than the thief. That greater One is Jesus. Not only He can protect you, He can give you more, abundance life. Abundant life is not just in materials possessions, but also in your character and the fruit of His spirit such as love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, etc(Gal 5:22-23) and more in good health and relationships.

The Ingredient that Gives the Increase

Our warfare is more than just physical (Eph 6:12) so that our flesh is of no help. Spiritual warfare needs to be encountered in the spiritual world with the spiritual weapon. Jesus gives us the secret weapon - His Words.

(John 6:63) It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.

Our abundance life begins with knowing and living out His Words. 

Paul makes it even more explicitly, the Word as the sword that can be used to attack the enemy and to destroy the enemy's destructive work, in Eph 6:17 ... and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, 18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. ... 19 and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel ...

We are called to pray in the Spirit for fellow believers and to boldly proclaim the Word to the unbelievers that they may be saved from the destruction of the enemy.


So, we must study His Words to know His will for us, to obey them, to live them out as testimony and we shall have the abundant life as a natural outcome. We must also pray for one another and boldly proclaim the gospel of good news ---- believe and accept Jesus to receive the rebirth and the abundant life.

Lim Liat (c) 24 April 2017

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