*an act, instance, or process of slipping
*a loss in transmission of power: also, the difference between theoretical and actual output (as of power)
*the resulting loss of motion or power
Imagine being on a hike on a hilly path alongside a raging river, a slight rain begins to fall. You’re beginning to lose traction and feeling off balance. Fear starts to take over your thoughts with “what if” imaginations…
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1)
Faith is a spiritual force. Faith is a creative force. Faith is substance. Faith is applied when you act on faith. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.
Fear: The loss of motion or power to move forward
Fear is a spiritual force. Fear is a destructive force. Fear is the substance of things NOT desired. Fear comes by hearing the lies of the devil - day in day out.
And if our hiker is caring a heavy backpack full of “the cares of this world” it will “choke” the Word of God. (See Mark 4:19) All our cares are to be cast upon the Lord. (1 Peter 5:7) All of them!
The Spirit of God—in You!
Greater is He, Holy Spirit, in you than he who is in the world deceiving the multitudes.
Slipping away from Holy Spirit causes a loss of power. A loss of power can erode what you are standing on and believing God for. When many faith-filled Believers begin slipping, the entire Body of Christ begins to feel off balance. What’s happening to The Church? Be on guard Saints. Spiritual “slippage” can sneak up on you when faith begins to erode and scripture fades away.
Since scripture is the “sword of the spirit” and is our only offensive weapon, our enemy is at work trying to steal the power of scripture and shut down our purpose to release God’s Kingdom on earth.
“… the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.” (Matthew 11:12) See also Matthew 16:19.
The Overcomers Meditation: Day and Night
“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” (Joshua 1:8)
Faith is applied when you act on the Word of God. The spiritual force of courage is imbedded in God’s Word as you receive it, speak it, and meditate in it. Let’s remember who we are! “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)
Suggestion for Study
Do a study of Romans Chapter 8 for a couple of weeks.
(I like to write several scriptures in my journal and then look up words that stand out to me. I always enjoy the rabbit trails Holy Spirit takes me on.)