When we got home from church and Mother’s Days activities we had a visitor. We didn’t notice him when we drove in but when Danny went out to get something from the car there he was – all five feet of him! Danny suggested that the interloper head away from the house but he slithered up the stairs and headed right for our front door. As he took the shovel to shoo him on he just slithered faster! Finally he was able to pick him up in the shovel and take him to the woodpile. Fortunately it was a chicken snake and not a water moccasin, but we don’t want snakes near the house anyway.
God speaks to my heart: the enemy wants to slither in any way he can. He will come through any crack in our armor. He comes through fear, condemnation, unforgiveness, and more. He will even come through his own lies if we believe him. And he won’t leave willingly and without action. We must make a stand and deliver him off the property to get peace restored.
Oh beloved, it’s time to know your rights! You don’t have to live with the enemy’s lies about your life, your position or your authority. God has made everything plain for you in His Word. And He will speak to your heart as well! Listen to Him clearly and don’t make room for the enemy! God wants you to know that as a believer you are accepted in the beloved no matter what. Because He chose you and purchased your freedom you have divine access to the life plan of a believer! He wants you to know you are secure. What once seemed like weakness is now God’s power working within you giving you the ability to say no to the enemy and yes to God! You are important to God and He loves you! You can go to Him for any problem or situation. You can count on Him to direct the enemy away from you. And you can know that in Christ you can remove the enemy’s lies from your heart. You’re not destined to live a tearful, fearful, weary life wondering when trouble will try to invade your space. Your destiny is to live a courageous, powerful, sword bearing, Word wielding, Spirit filled life! Just pick up the truth and put it on like armor and watch the enemy flee as you lay the axe to the root of his lies and apply the Word for complete healing of your hurts, fears, worries and condemnation.
God loves you and He’s for you! Thank Him this morning for His divine rights given to you as a gift! Thank Him for your authority over the enemy. Thank Him for access 24/7 through His Spirit within you. Most of all thank Him for His Agape Love that covers you entirely and blesses you immensely as you live in the Light of His Wonderful Truth!
2 Corinthians 1:21-22 It is God who enables us, along with you, to stand firm for Christ. He has commissioned us, and He has identified us as his own by placing the Holy Spirit in our hearts as the first installment that guarantees everything He has promised us.
James 4:7 So submit to [the authority of] God. Resist the devil [stand firm against him] and he will flee from you. Amplified
Ephesians 6:11 Put on the full armor of God [for His precepts are like the splendid armor of a heavily-armed soldier], so that you may be able to [successfully] stand up against all the schemes and the strategies and the deceits of the devil.
2 Thessalonians 3:5 May the Lord lead your hearts into a full understanding and expression of the love of God and the patient endurance that comes from Christ.