Will The Real Enemy Please Stand Up?

  • If only we could only grasp the fact and come to a full understanding that while in the heat of our battles our struggles with one another are not really with one another at all, but with the enemy himself in the unseen dimension of spiritual forces. In the middle of discouragements, anxieties, power struggles, deceptions, and all the horrendous battles we face, it’s the old enemy and deceiver who has gained a foothold and is doing all in his power to bind us in our strongholds of selfishness, pride, resentment, bitterness, anger, strife and unforgiveness. He knows how to render us ineffective and will target us in our weakest moment and at our weakest point. We must be on guard, alert to his strategies, ready to take our stand and stand our ground against him. It’s crucial to daily wrap ourselves in the full armor of God. To stand on God’s righteous Truth, grounded with peace, clothed and protected with the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation and God’s all powerful Word; the sword of the Spirit. Notice, there is nothing for our back. A good indication that we are not to run from the problem by protecting ourselves with lies or calling judgement on others. Rather, we are called to simply stand firm in God’s confidence, trust Him, make the right choices, do the right things, and watch Him deliver us into victory.

    Christ out-witted the strategy of the Prince of the power of the air, milked the serpent of his venom, out-thought the thinkers, out-fought the fighters, outclassed the mighty and asserted His universal Lordship. Jesus Christ is Lord; Sovereign and omnipotent. Ruler and King of Kings.

    Let’s raise the banner of God’s sovereign majesty and fly His victorious flag, high for all to see…His victory is our victory! Let’s claim it for our lives for it’s through His victory that our marriages become stronger, our homes become happier, our families become more stable, our children more secure, our churches more spiritually alive and personal lives more solidly grounded, more mature in the faith. Put on that full armor before you face your day, remember His faithfulness and His promises and step out under God’s banner of victory!

    Ephesians 6: 10 – 13

    “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armour of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For we are not fighting against flesh and blood enemies but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand and after the battle you will still be standing firm.”.

    Psalm 91: 1, 2, 4a.
    “Those who live in the shelter of the Most High, will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. He alone is my refuge, my place of safety. His faithful promises are your armor of protection..”

  • Face The Challenge

    Little Thoughts For Big Days
    Little Thoughts For Big Days

    So for today don’t hide behind your fear of failure. Face the challenges as they come and ~ they will come! You can be sure of that. They’ll come in all shapes and sizes, the big and little giants ~ and look you in the eye and defy you but if you walk with the God who’s in control, you walk in His victory because He’s already won and that’s a win, win situation. So beautiful soul ~ don’t succumb to the lie that our enemy would have us believe! You’re not inferior! You’re not defeated! You’re not going down as a failure because persevering in the faith is to hold fast to our ‘Hope in Christ’ through all the challenges! All the difficulties ~ all things that come our way! Great or small He’s got it all and so we move out in confidence to face that giant and little by little watch it fall before our eyes and before the Sovereign One ~ the giver of life and the One who wears the Victor’s crown. He’s got this! In obedience just trust Him!

    Deuteronomy 21: 1
    “When you go to war against your enemies and see horses and chariots and an army greater than yours, do not be afraid of them, because the LORD your God, who brought you up out of Egypt, will be with you.”

    Deuteronomy 21: 3,4
    “He shall say: “Hear, O Israel, today you are going into battle against your enemies. Do not be faint-hearted or afraid; do not be terrified or give way to panic before them. For the LORD your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.”

    God Bless

    Sweet Moments With God And Coffee

    Little Thoughts For Big Days
    Little Thoughts For Big Days

    Don’t you just love those early morning hours when it’s just God and you and the whole rest of your world still sleeps? My four, little furry girls still breathe heavily on the floor at my feet and I feel so thankful for their furry, little presence and their joyful, yet ‘busy’ little bodies in the home. What would life be without them? There’s just so much to be thankful for isn’t there? And there’s just not another moment so sweet in my day as this one!

    Even the issues heavy on the heart lighten just a touch, in those ‘oh so still and quiet times.’ Oh ~ maybe the rest of the world is hustling and bustling down the highway, racing the clock to make work arrival deadlines with buses to board, flights to catch and time-clocks to punch. But you? Ahh, for you, at least for just a few ‘ever so quick’ morning minutes’ while still savoring that sweet coffee ~ well, they’re just yours ~ with God! Just to let that “ever so fragile” stillness linger and the aches and pains ease ~ maybe just a bit ~ and then just to lay it all out before Him and listen to His council and advise for the day. He’s sure to let you know just what He’d like you do and just how to go about it. You can be sure that your weakness won’t hinder and that He won’t ask the impossible of you and whatever He requires He has already equipped you for. So ~ no worries, no frets! Not today! Just find that “God confidence” and let Him grace you with His supernatural power. Let Him lift you over the hurdles and the high places. Rest in the quiet moments with the Light and shine in the dark. Let hope rise within your beautiful soul and watch it bloom today through the aches and pains ~ The broken heart ~ The deadlines and the fears.

    2 Corinthians 12:9
    But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

    Grey Feather