OVERCOME ALL EVIL! While teaching a group of followers, Jesus mentioned “YOU ARE EVIL” [Lk 11:13 NI]. We do not like to think of ourselves as evil yet we all have “EVIL THOUGHTS” which include “SELFISHNESS … JEALOUSY … PRIDE” [Mk 7:21-22 IC] and many other things.  When Jesus teaches us to pray every day “DELIVER US FROM EVIL” [Mt 6:13 NAS], this includes the evil one or the devil, evil thoughts, evil memories, evil fantasies, lust, jealousy, selfishness, pride and many other evils. Some may suggest that as a natural part of growing up a person will have sexual thoughts or “LUST” [Mk 7:21 TL]. Jesus grew up like us and had to overcome some of the same things we encountered and still as an adult had to overcome temptation [Mt 4:1-11]. Remember Jesus our role model tells we can “DO WHAT I DO”  [Jn 14:12 GN] which includes overcoming evil.  Jesus encourages us “TO BE PERFECT, EVEN AS YOUR FATHER IN HEAVEN IS PERFECT” [Mt 5:48 TL]. If you have been exposed to manmade teachings that Jesus is somehow different, remember He was not a pretend person or God deceiving us to think He was a man. Jesus could not die for us if He was not a person like us. Just like Jesus, we can overcome all “EVIL”. Daily we should ask God to rescue us “US FROM EVIL” and remember we have been given “AUTHORITY … TO OVERCOME … NOTHING WILL HARM YOU” [Lk 10:19 NI] including evil. Do you want to overcome all “EVIL”? Home, BasicSubjects, Scriptures