Satan is a liar.
I had something happen yesterday that taught me about an important life principle. Fear will make something out of nothing. I had an opportunity to see myself think for a little bit that I might be sick. It actually manifested symptoms of something that ‘may be’ there.
When I started questioning what was happening I was led to began speaking out loud ‘the devil is a liar’. I walked around speaking the truth or the Word of God out of my mouth. Then I heard God give me a word in my spirit as I was quoting verses out loud. He said ‘this will not come near your dwelling. ‘ I looked that up and found it came from Psalm 91.
It made me consider a thorn in my flesh that I’ve dealt with for many years. I have seen the warfare in that that is real and if I fight right I can cast it down. I’m not always consciously aware enough when it rears its ugly head. But this experience has once again taught me to fight lies that come at me in the Spirit using the TRUTH which is God’s Word.
“The Bible says we are to submit ourselves to God and resist the devil and he will flee.” (James 4:7)
Try fighting your battles a different way especially if you haven’t seen a change in your position with whatever battle you face. Sometimes we fight in the wrong way and hold ourselves captive to something we should be free from. Just like the Israelites walked around the wilderness for 40 years. It was a trip that should’ve take 10 days. If they’d just done things God’s way instead of walking in their own understanding they could’ve reached their destination MUCH sooner.
Don’t fall for the enemy’s tactics. He wants to hold you down in defeat. The enemy is a liar. According to John 10:10 he comes to steal, kill and destroy. Jesus came to give us life and life abundantly.
You better believe that your enemy is real. Getting grace to understand the battle at hand is so important. You want to be useful in this life to point others to Christ and not just focused on yourself otherwise you miss the point of life itself. I pray you get this. I pray I get this.
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7)