Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

Last week I talked about temptation and how God allows us to go through in life. This week I am going to look at how to get the victory over those difficulties.

The LORD gave us Ephesians 6:10 -18 to show us how to get victory over difficulties in life. I encourage you to read this passage in it's entirety. In this passage the LORD tells us to "Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil." Ephesians 6:11. He then goes on to tell us what this armour is. The first piece of armour we are to put on is truth. The LORD tells us "Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth..." Ephesians 6:14a. It is so important as Christians to know and to have the truth. When we have the truth we are free. The LORD said "If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:31b-32. The devil has used deceit and lies from the beginning to steal blessings from God's people. Look at Adam and Eve. They believed a lie and lost their place in the garden of Eden. Sometimes the truth makes us uncomfortable, sometimes it makes us angry. Sometimes we get mad at people for telling us the truth. But Jesus told us thousands of years ago that when we know the truth we would be free.

God Bless You,

Sister Franklin