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Dr. Bob DeWitt
Odessa, NY
Why am I bummed out after the Conference?

A message to all those young people who attended the 4th Annual Solid Rock Youth Ministries' Bible Conference on Spiritual Warfare

We are very thankful that you came to the Conference this year.   Many of you made wonderful decisions for Christ and God changed your life.  Many of you settled some things with God, with parents, with friends, with pastors.  Praise God for the decisions that you made for God!  But if you have truly settled these things, then you have made up your mind; you know what you want.

After every mountaintop experience comes a valley.  The mountains are wonderful and even the Scriptures tell us, "I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help" Ps 121:1.  But the truth is this: We don't live there.  And in all reality, the mountaintop experience isn't what really helps us.  That same Psalm goes on to say in the next verse, "My help cometh from the Lord."  You can't take the mountain (the Conference, the friends, the speakers, etc.) home with you.  But the Lord's presence will go with you as long as you don't quench God's Holy Spirit in you.  As you put your trust in Him, as you lean on Him, as you shun earthly idols and human wisdom and look to Christ, you will sense His presence and power and know a peace that cannot come from anything else.  At the Conference, we tried our best to point you to Christ.  He is your power for living in any environment…good home, bad home…good school, bad school.  If you think that you are now strong enough to stand on your own, you will fall.  If you think that you have finally found a counselor who understands you, someone you can tell all to, someone who has answers, someone besides Christ, you are deceived and you will fall.  If you think that you will be strong in the Lord without reading and studying the Bible, without prayer, without staying in church, we have not helped you at all.  But I have good news for all of us!

1 Peter 5:10 says, "But the God of all grace

In 1 Peter, the Apostle is writing to believing Jews who had been scattered and persecuted as a result of accepting the truth of the Gospel of Christ.  They were suffering for their faith and Peter tells them that, while they were having trouble with human beings, their real problems were personal attacks from Satan

Whereas you may be back in the valley and away from the friends that you made at the Conference, we are all under attack if we are living for Christ. You are part of a family, a mighty army, a kingdom that suffers together but is strong in the power of our King.  But like a house that is built on a rock, if you have settled the issues where Satan attacks you most, you'll live on the mountain everyday.

We'll see you all at Snow Camp but until then…


The Lord will bless you and keep you. I promise!

Rev. Bob DeWitt, President/Founder - Solid Rock Youth Ministries, Inc.

(because none of us deserves His favor), who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus (He is the only mediator between God and men), after that ye have suffered a while (it's all temporary), make you perfect (or complete), stablish (to turn resolutely in a certain direction), strengthen (in spiritual knowledge and power), settle you (to ground on a firm foundation)."(Ephesians 6:12).  These attacks were not then and are not today uncommon but experienced by everyone who attempts to live and stand for Christ.  Unlike these Jews, attacks on you and I today are seldom upon life and limb.  Instead, Satan attacks the Christian with temptation in the area of the Christ-centered life: he attacks our faith; he tempts us sexually; he tries to get us wrapped-up in the world with music, fashion, money, popularity, and power.  He'll attempt to bring back old habits and patterns of thought and behavior.  If, during the Conference, you closed the door of lying in your life, he'll try his best to get you to open it back up yourself.  If you had a problem forgiving someone, he'll try to get you to once again dwell on hurtful, painful thoughts.  You must always remember that the battle is really in the mind and you and I must constantly renew our mind (Romans12:2) through the Word of God.


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