The devil is a liar! He wants to detour you from the presence of God and he’s willing to do any and everything to do that. He wants to get you to a point where you throw in the towel and step back from the Lord. But I come with a word of encouragement; stand strong my friend. Stand strong in the Lord and know that God will give you strength to endure any and every situation. The Lord tells us that He won’t put more on us than we can bare and the enemy knows this. Because the enemy knows God’s burdens are light, the enemy will take the littlest things and place it under a microscope to make your circumstances and burdens appear to be bigger and heavier than what it actually is.
Getting to the core of this blog, I’ve been battling the enemy and his many schemes and I want to expose the enemy for what he really is. It seems as though once I told the Lord yes, the enemy has been working overtime to stop me. Anyone who knows me knows that I rarely (and I mean rarely) get sick or have headaches; however, since I’ve started working on 2PraiseGod, these two things have occurred more often. At first, I paid little attention to it because people get headaches and people get sick, but then I realized that these things only happened after church or bible study. For a person who rarely gets headaches or rarely get sick, I found it interesting that this would happen not while watching a movie, listening to loud music or enjoying long walks outside, but instead after attending church.
As I walk with Christ and continue to do His will, one thing I realize is that the enemy is persistent; persistent to stop me and anyone else who seeks to do the will of God. A few days after rebuking the headaches and sickness, the enemy tried to stop me again but this time with a different approach. Each time I would work on this site, tiredness would suddenly come upon me in a way that would make me feel as though I’ve stayed up all night and never slept. The interesting part about this situation is that I work on 2PraiseGod every morning, after a good night’s rest because that’s when I’m at my best. Even now as I write this blog, I’m rebuking the spirit of fatigue and tiredness in Jesus name.
To a typical person, these things may seem little, but I want to expose the enemy. Many times, the enemy will send a spirit of doubt, sickness, intimidation, fear and etc to you with the purpose of tormenting and discouraging you. The Bible tells us in 2 Timothy 1:7 that,” God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” This scripture lets us know that God is not the author of fear nor has he given us the spirit of fear (which often times is entered by doubt and intimidation); instead what He has given to you and I is power. It’s time that the people of God (including myself) walk in the authority God has given us as believers. God tells us in Luke 10:19, “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”
One way to begin walking in the power God has given you is to open your mouth and take authority over the enemy. Proverbs 18:21 tells us, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue.” Jesus has placed power in our mouth and this is why we must caution what we say. Please don’t be oblivious to the schemes of the devil as he comes to kill, steal and destroy. When the enemy comes against you, bind and rebuke him with your mouth using the Word of God.
When I felt myself getting sick and noticed that it was spiritual, I quickly rebuked the spirit of sickness and spoke a scripture of healing upon myself (Isaiah 53:5) in Jesus name. What happen? I was healed and I gave God the praise for it. The enemy didn’t want me to do that, instead what he wanted me to do was come into agreement with him by using my mouth to declare sickness upon myself. Many fall into this trap and I pray that after reading this, you no longer will.
Remember, Jesus has given you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you (Luke 10:19). Walk in the power God has given you and take authority over the enemy today. God bless you.