Monday, January 2, 2017
Starting the year right
SATAN'S NASTY TRICKS: Hurt, Fear, and Isolation
I am not sure where to start with this one.
First, I just want to say that I am shooting this straight from the heart. My emotions are raw.
My cheeks are tear stained, but my faith in the Lord remains.
I am writing with first-hand and painful experiences.
Dear brother or sister,
if you are hurting, fearful, or feel alone right now, please know that you are loved. Prayers have been sent, and they have been heard. The pain does not always disappear, but it will be used for the greater good.
That is God's promise.
Stay faithful and obedient.
Just because you are in the deep, does not mean that healing has come to an end. Our Heavenly Father knows of EVERY fallen tear. His love is here and His promises TRUE!
Now, let's "talk."
I want to bring to the surface one of satan's nasty, dirty, and manipulative tricks.
We must BE AWARE & ON GUARD.
The enemy must NOT be allowed to enter our mind!
Do you realize that once you have been hurt, betrayed, or offended that is STILL not "good enough" for satan?
Oh no, he is just getting started.
The enemy's desire is that we hurt MORE.
We fear MORE.
We question MORE.
We become MORE depressed, MORE angry, and MORE anxious.
More isolated. More alone.
The evil one is not satisfied with you laying awake one night here and there. The enemy wants you to be wrapped in a blanket of fear and worry day in and day out.
Just as Jesus wants it ALL, the enemy is fighting for it ALL.
The enemy is making plans to isolate us, and then move in for the kill.
He wants us alone, locked up, and tied down.
In that very darkness and isolation, we become less effective. We are vulnerable. We are injured. We lose power. We are deflated. We take our eyes off of The Lord. Our wounds eventually overtake us and infect us.
God loses a mighty WARRIOR FOR HIS KINGDOM. A soldier falls.
Listen, precious and powerful brothers and sisters in Christ.
We are feeling the relentless and fiery darts of the enemy, but we have a CHOICE to make.
Will we suit up in God's armor or will we be taken down?
In THIS hour, we must CLAIM TRUTH. CLAIM VICTORY, and STAND upon the Word of God.
Jesus left us with the UNLEASHED POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT!
He left us FULLY EQUIPPED FOR THIS BATTLE.
Today, we must focus on souls unsaved and hand over our hurt, offense, doubt, and emotional wounds.
God promised to touch every dark corner of our lives.
HE HELD TO HIS PROMISE AT THE CROSS!
It's far too often that we refuse to drop off our heavy baggage there, where He gave His flawless life.
We insist on carrying it alone.
This is NOT The Lord's plan.
Help us to trust.
Help us to love fiercely.
Help us to hand over our pain.
Help us to help others find restoration and peace in Your name.
Help us to accept the open invitation to healing and the POWER OF THE CROSS!
Help us to accept the blessings within our brokenness.
Walk on satan! You are NOT getting a piece of this.
We are BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED CHILDREN OF THE MOST HIGH KING...and we have a battle to WIN!