July 15, 2018
I believe over the next two weeks I am to share a very important reality that is working in each and every one of our lives. And if we ignore it or don’t recognize the seriousness of it, it could cost us dearly in fulfilling the very things our Father is calling us to do!
That simple truth or reality is that we have an ENEMY that is working 24/7 to ensure we – 1st Don’t receive Christ and 2nd Don’t walk in the plan/will of God for our life.
Just 10 years ago the New York times reported on a survey by the Barna group that approx. 70% of Americans do not believe the devil is a real being.
The purpose of this message is not to scare you (if god be for us…). It is not to make you look for a demon under every rock, but to wake you a bit and realize the reality that there is enemy that is warring against us is not playing games… And I hope to expose some of his schemes and maybe this week or for sure next week, help you understand how to resist Him so he doesn’t mess with you any longer.
We are in a battle folks!
When one comes to Christ, the fight with God is over (complete and total peace and restoration), but a new fight with the enemy just got started…
10 A thief has only one thing in mind—he wants to steal, slaughter,[a] and destroy. But I have come to give you everything in abundance, [b] more than you expect[c]—life in its fullness until you overflow!
8 Be well balanced and always alert, because your enemy,[a] the devil, roams around incessantly, like a roaring lion looking for its prey to devour.[b] 9 Take a decisive stand against him and resist his every attack with strong, vigorous faith. For you know that your believing brothers and sisters around the world are experiencing the same kinds of troubles you endure.[c]
This is why worry and holding onto the cares of life is so deadly…
7 Cast all your worries and stress upon him and leave them there, for he always tenderly cares for you.[a]