We are called to be heavenly minded. To think of the things that matter.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Philippians 4:8 KJV
We should not allow the enemy to fill our minds with negative thoughts and imaginations.
The lying devil & his evil spirits like to whisper lies and confusion and to remind us of negative past events, if you give them the opportunity.
Have you ever caught yourself reliving past negative experiences and getting highly emotional about it, and telling yourself, I should have handled it this way or that way.
You feel the anger and rage rising from within, suddenly you realize yourself and you shout at the devil to get thee hence and you tell the enemy how dare you remind me of things that happened more than ten years ago, I mean over ten(10) years ago and make it look like it’s happening right now.
Yes, it Happens to the best of us.
Sometimes I ask myself how in the world did I allow the devil and his whispering demons to get this far into my thoughts?
It is said, “an idle mind is the devil ‘s workshop or playground”.
We need to meditate on God’s words all the time, we cannot give any room to the devil at all. Remember, if you give the devil a yard, he will take a mile.
Don’t play with fire.
Don’t allow satan to reck havoc in your life.
The Bible says resist the devil and he will flee.
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7 KJV
One thing we seem to ignore or rather we don’t pay attention to, is the beginning of the verse which says, “submit yourselves therefore to God”, we need to realize that without first submitting to God, we cannot resist the devil, we need God’s grace in order to resist the devil.
Jesus said it in Jn 15:5 that without him, we can do nothing.
As you eat three or more meals a day to nourish your body, you need to feed your soul as well, even more times a day, by studying and meditating on the Scriptures, listening to good worship songs, reading God inspired books written by anointed children of God.
Sometimes, it’s good to do without food by fasting and praying, it helps to discipline the flesh and give more time to God’s Word.
As children of God we are in constant battle, the enemy is trying everything possible to stop us from making it into heaven, we cannot allow ourselves to be defeated by him.
The battle is the Lord’s, trust him always to fight for you and win every battle.
You have a part to play by declaring the word of God and believing him. If you have not studied the Word, you will not have anything to declare when the enemy strikes.
The Bible says, And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force. Matthew 11:12 KJV.
When Jesus was tempted by satan in the wilderness after fasting, he resisted him by quoting the Word of God to him. Matt 4:1-11.
Think about it, if Jesus our Lord and Savior was tempted by satan after fasting forty days and forty nights, who are we not to be tempted by the same enemy, whether we fasted or not.
Jesus said in Jn 13:16 & 15:20, the servant is not greater than his master.
The grace of God is always sufficient, trust him always.
He will never leave us nor forsake us. Heb 13:5.
Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
Colossians 3:2 KJV
God bless you.
Our loving father, we thank you for your ever sufficient grace in our lives. We thank you that you are fighting for us against the enemy of our souls, and you are winning every single battle, because you are the all powerful God. We ask today that you will meet each one of us at the point of our needs, release your warrior Angels to continue to defeat the enemy on our behalf in Jesus mighty name. Amen.