I’m going to start off with this. It is time out for settling for satans lies.
Don’t give life to satan’s lies.
Picture this, alie from satan spoken looming around you waiting for you blood bought believer to do one of two things: resist and watch his deceptive efforts disintegrate or trade your peace. Becoming a difibulator charging his lies giving life to his deception as it steals, kills, and destroys.
The word God says Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
James 4:7 ESV
Are you resisting or embracing?
Let’s dig deeper
I was afforded the opportunity to share my testimony at an awesome church in Indiana last month and there I had to live this very message out.
I was there to share my testimony and to offer my 3 books for sell after church. Ladies let me tell you that from the time I accepted this opportunity the enemy got busier and busier. I fell and hurt my knee right before we left , I missed our rental car pickup, and barely secured another rental. Since those things didn’t make me cancel the enemy turned up the heat and the shrink wrapping began. The discouragement tightened. The insecurity tightened, and my eyes were shifting from Christ to satans lies. Shame Tightened up. Wrestling not to let anymore shrink wrapping occur I sat noticeably shaking so much so the pastor asked my family to stand up with me when my time came to share.
After I spoke and gave God glory my husband took my hand and said sturnly and lovingly stop shrinking back! This is your testimony.
Let’s break it down futher.
You see ladies to be shrink wrapped the plastic around an object is heated to preserve the object.
In real life if we buy into the enemies lies the shrink wrap holds the lies in. As the heat increases the lies choke more life out of us. The more we buy into the lies the more movement is restricted until the shrink wrapped lies are too close to ignore so we become atrophied.
We all have a testimony and nothing can be used against us. We share to the glory of God . Don’t shrink back.
Here’s some scriptures to empower you to destroy your shrink wrap this week.
1 Cor 15:58
Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
1 Corinthians 15:58 ESV
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
Galatians 6:9 ESV
Reach out to someone. Let them know you care.
Oh, and one more awesome scripture before I close is:
For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.
2 Corinthians 10:4 ESV
Wage good warfare this week and as always remember to trust God cry repeat God bless you.
With the God told me and showed me falsehoods running rampant we have to check ourselves.
We can’t allow ourselves to be persuaded to have itching ears!
Let’s dive in !
What if it doesn’t happen?
Is God still good?
Let’s take a closer look at how we view our relationship with Christ. I want to encourage you ladies to look at those hidden things of your heart. Those things that aren’t easy to share and also bring tears your eyes. Those things that are even too hard to trust our Sovereign God with.
Let’s get painfully honest with God.
This is not a subject to extinguish your faith. This is however a subject to challenge your motives and trust in Jesus Christ .
Let me share
A little over 16 years ago I was at a very low place in my life. I was exhausted from all the doctors visits to see why I was not conceiving. I got to a point in my walk with Christ that I needed to make a decision. Was I going to let my broken fertility and foggy parental future change how I loved God, trusted God, or honored Him. It was a struggle.
I loved the Lord for sure but it just seemed like being a mother was most important. I felt like there would be an unfillable hole if I never had children.
I had to really take a step and remember how Great God was already, and if He never allowed me to have my hearts desires Christ was and is still amazing. It was the heart change that I needed. It was God’s timing that was most important.
Scripture says to
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
Let me pose a very important question?
What if what you are waiting for doesn’t happen will you still love God ? Will you still proclaim God’s goodness? Will anxiety become your God? Will you embrace feeling damaged and find comfort in victim hood?
I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children begging for bread.
Psalm 37:25 ESV
He provides for his childrens needs. Let our wants and desires be submitted to Christ and let the Lord pry the unsubmitted things from our limited grasp.
Few will honestly answer yes without hesitation but has your desires become an idol ?
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.
What do you treasure?
but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Point of prayer
Distractions are running rampant and the devil spawned agenda tells us to focus inward when things get crazy. That happiness is achieved by loving yourself more. The word of God says that we are Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
Hebrews 12:1-2 ESV
Things in our will never be perfect. We would not serve the Lord if everything was perfect. Run with endurance the race in front of us ladies. Reach out to others and encourage other women to hang on too. Don’t let our hearts desires extinguish the passion for Christ. Let your greatest desire be for holiness and Godliness.
An important fact to start with is this… if people can be caught up in a spirit of fear they can be easily controlled.
Lets dive in!
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Psalm 27:1 ESV
Denouncing the spirit of fear
Hidden Fear can be exploited by the enemy.
He wants to blackmail you.
This is why truthfulness is important!
Truthfulness takes his options down to none.
Dont give him any ammo to use against you.
Fear paralyzes you. If you aren’t moving forward how can you accomplish what Christ has set out for you to do?
The truth of God’s Word sets us free.
Truth frees us in ways nothing else can.
Know your Word ladies!
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written, “For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:35-39 ESV
Words to live by!
I heard a helpful hint this weekend that I want to share.
Don’t start with your problems… start with the Word of God
Word of God should be the very thing we filter everything in our life through!
God is love
1 John 4:18
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.
1 John 4:18 ESV
There is no fear in the presence of God!
Matt 10:28And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
Matthew 10:28 ESV
I want to stress that satan is the father of lies. He is not to be trusted.
Father of lies….
1 Sam. 17:45-46
Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword and with a spear and with a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you down and cut off your head. And I will give the dead bodies of the host of the Philistines this day to the birds of the air and to the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel,
1 Samuel 17:45-46 ESV
Fear is a Liar!
The light of the Lord extinguishes darkness
When evildoers assail me to eat up my flesh, my adversaries and foes,? it is they who stumble and fall. Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident. One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple. For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will lift me high upon a rock. And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me, and I will offer in his tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing and make melody to the Lord.
Psalm 27:2-6 ESV
When anxiety, depression, and complacency occurs * Lean on the Lord.
I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Psalm 34:4 ESV
He is the sav that heals through and through to the uttermost parts
Solutions for us all:
More of Jesus
Read the Word of God
Apply it to your life
Obey the Lord
Give Him access to all of you no matter how dirty you think it is.
What is your confidence in?
Let it be in the Almighty God !
What stirs up your affections for the Lord?
After a busy productive week the day had come to enjoy my son’s 1st Christian theatrical performance.
The enemy kept trying push me into fear to steal and destroy things in my life. He kept pushing the thought that I wouldn’t make through the end of the day. This was 5 days ago by the way.
I had to resist the devil so he would flee.
I had the choice to listen and give life to his lies or do as in 2 Cor. 10:3-6 For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete.
2 Corinthians 10:3-6 ESV
Ladies, all you that are blood bought believers remember that no form of evil including the Antichrist can ever prosper against the power of Jesus Christ.
so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Philippians 2:10-11 ESV
I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living! Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!
Psalm 27:13-14 ESV
I want to encourage you ladies to wait with anticipation on the Lord.
Use the Word to repeat and rehearse. Don’t give your God given power and authority to satan to exploit and misuse.
Reach out to someone this week because we all need fellowship and accountability.
Always remember to trust God as you cry and repeat God bless you.
Breaking the ties to feminism w/ Biblical Womanhood Entitled
Stop fighting Expired Fights …. God Sees You.
No matter how far you progress satan brings up the past to stop you from going forward.
Wage good warfare !
Wrestle well and take every thought captive.
We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,
2 Corinthians 10:5 ESV
Remember This scripture in Micah which reads
He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea. Micah 7:19
if God got rid of it who are we to bring them up or anyone to drudge up your past.
John 10:10-11 reads
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
John 10:10-11 ESV
Dont take the bait!!!
Another scripture to rely on is Ephesians 6:12
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
Ephesians 6:12 ESV
The devil is already defeated.
Keep going ladies!
Romans 5:4 ESV
and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,
God sees you! Its not all for nothing. Study God’s Word so you can spot the counterfeit truths. Equipped yourself and your children.
We are living in a time that makes learning and standing on truth a must!
The enemy knows your past is forgiven that why depends on you to repeat his lies. It’s a coercion of for the transfer of power.
He will try anything to keep you from walking with Lord. Its time to walk in the newness of life.
This is a must walk forward once we are saved not backwards. The enemy knows your past is forgiven. I will say it again walk in the newness of life.
Romans 6:4-6 ESV
We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.
The enemyS trick into hopelessness is not worth the trade off no matter what he offers.
He causes us to fight things only God can change while we ignore we ignore what we can change.
Why should those who have hope in Jesus and who will be with Christ for all eternity trade for hopelessness and unity with someone who is defeated and cursed to Hell for all eternity. Think about it!
It’s in the name- Father of lies.
What tricks pull you back into Anxiety
Unbelief or Doubt
Say it out loud!
I am Forgiven!
No matter what goes on God will deliver you out of it all.
When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.
Psalm 34:17-19 ESV
Remember God’s resume’!
Don’t think it strange when we are persecuted.
Pray for right perspective and open your Word and study to show yourself approved.
1 Peter 4:12-13
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.
1 Peter 4:12-13 ESV
Never wear the victims badge.
Things happen to you but it’s not you.
We are victorious in Christ!
Never believe you are a failure.
You were created by the Lord God Almighty the creator of all things created!
1 Cor. 15:57-58
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
1 Corinthians 15:57-58 ESV
2 Cor. 2:14-15
But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere. For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing,
2 Corinthians 2:14-15 ESV
And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
Philippians 1:6 ESV
Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
1 John 4:4 ESV
The Holy Spirit is inside of you stand and fight.
Don’t let your pain or other peoples pain immobilize you.
Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
Romans 5:3-5 ESV
The Holy Spirit makes us saved. We are saved by grace through faith and that makes us unmmovable, unbreakable, unshakable!
Keep going forward.
2 Corinthians 4:8-11
We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. For we who live are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh.
2 Corinthians 4:8-11 ESV
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18 ESV
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV
Being in despair is an affliction!
Rebuke it and walk in Christ’s authority!
God always shows up for us hang in there find hope in Jesus!
If you have breath in body then God’s not done with you.
I want to leave you with these practical examine yourself. These areas and short prayers came from a really solid pastor in North Richland Hills of Adamant Believers Council Pastor G. Craige Lewis.
3 Things not to do :
The Things We Cannot Change
The enemy attacks our past and causes our minds to focus and exhaust energy trying to remap the map and alter our history. We cannot change what has happened! This is the greatest attack of the enemy, to cause us to replay the past over and over again. This not only keeps us immobilized in battle, but it creates a diversion so the enemy can attack our future unopposed. If he can keep us caught up in past error and mistakes, he can discourage us from moving forward.
Father God, deliver me from my past. Do not allow the enemy to use my past against me and cause me to focus on what cannot be undone. If my past has power over my future, then Jesus died for nothing. But I believe that, in Christ, I am a new creation daily! Old things are passed away! Your mercies are renewed daily and I die daily. I am in the right place, at the right time and I did not miss out on anything You have for me. Today is the day of salvation and tomorrow will trump today!
Prov. 12:25 Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad
The Things We Must Change
It’s impossible to fight the devil, if you stay close to him! If you are in his face, he will bite you. If you are
in his friends circle, they will attack you. If you are enjoying his vices, he will destroy you. You can’t be in Christ and go after false gods, in any way. Any idol that is raised up in your life nullifies your ability to fight. You are weakened by the devil’s stuff! Just as Israel lost battles because of idolatry, we lose battles as well. Sure, you may be born again, but are you truly born of God’s Spirit or a false god spirit? You will know by your allegiance and investment in whichever God you truly serve. If you are not on board with the true and living God’s plan for you, then you have ventured to the other side and will continue to be hurt by the enemy of your soul.
Father God, I denounce every idol, every false god, every sin that habitually comes between us.
defeat, and destroy my progress in You. Lord, I denounce all deceptions, deceit, and wickedness in my heart! I will walk in love, honesty, and uprightness in Jesus Name. I will remove the wicked I break every curse by the power of God. I uncover every hidden spirit that is in my life to confuse,
friendships that are idols. I will separate myself from those that do wickedness and are against you.
In my solitude, I will honor You with my behavior. I will live righteously before You Lord, because it is right to do. Psa. 143:11 Quicken me, O LORD, for thy name’s sake: for thy righteousness’ sake bring my soul out of trouble
Things Only God Can Change
We become efficient in battle once we learn that certain things can only be changed by God and His Power! The devil will have us adopting New Age philosophies that basically take God out of the picture and place our fate in our own hands. We need the Spirit of God to do things for us that are impossible for us to do!
Many times we need Him to do exceeding abundantly above what we can even ask for!
We war with certain things that are beyond our understanding and we need to rely on the power of God to decode it and defeat it!
The Internet causes us to know too much. We believe we know and want answers for everything. This is a trick of the enemy. The devil knew in the garden that if man knew more, he would try to be more than he was created to be. So, he coerced man to eat so that he would always seek more and bring more cares upon himself than he was created to handle.
People today watch information all day, everyday without balance or healthy lifestyle practices. They get bogged down with cares, concerns, fears, and anxieties. Then when the devil comes and whispers their own problems to them, they cannot bear anymore and fall into depression and suicidal thoughts.
All because they increased their knowledge without understanding. When it comes to the things that only
God can do, we must get out of His way and allow Him to do it! We can’t find answers online every time and we cannot sort through video after video calling it research! Some things only God knows and our faith in Him causes us to wait on Him. But if our faith is in our ability or our methods, then we have lost God wanted to give Adam knowledge as he needed it and could handle it, not because of his desire for it. We need God to give us what we need when we can handle it. Lord, give us this day our daily bread! Please forgive us for running ahead of You! Forgive us for using the Internet as a replacement for You speaking through Your Word to us in due season. Lord, temper us, so that we are not hungry for unvetted knowledge from random sources, but we are disciplined to hear from You and wait when we hear nothing! God, we denounce the spirit of this world, the spirit of the cosmic crater, the spirit of hidden knowledge and concepts, the spirit of false information and elitist programming, the spirit of antichrist policies, freemason policies, and all secret evil policies that come to disassemble Your plan for man! We come against all social media mediums, sorceries, mystic powers, and deviant platforms. Every word curse spoken, every hindering spirit unleashed, and every token of darkness received digitally or physically, we cast away in Jesus Name! We will allow You to change what we cannot and do what You desire in our lives. Prov. 4:7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding