Friday, November 20, 2009

be ready

Why are we always amazed when satan attacks? Isn't that what he does? He isn't here to spread love and joy, he is here to take it away peice by peice. He begins when we are not looking, then he sits on our shoulder whispering all kinds of evil waiting for us to believe it. He knows who and what is most important to us, he knows who we love, who we spend time with, and who the Lord is going to use with us to bring glory and honor to Him. He knows every place to attack, just like a great warrior, he is sneaky and deceiving. The moment we think all is good, he comes in for the kill, to snatch away the joy that is so precious to us. He may have power, but his power is no match for that of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Jesus has written the story, He knows chapter by chaper, word for word, and He knows exactly how the story ends. It ends with a victory for Jesus, and we as His children are victors too. We must not let satan steal an inch from us, we must keep our eyes open, watching and waiting for his strike. We must prepare ourselves with the Word of God, to cover ourselves with the armor of God, and stay close to our Father who will provide shelter, strength and comfort. He will provide us with all we need to fight the battle. Although the war has already been one, he is still going to attack trying to destroy all that is good, all who love the Lord with all their hearts. He doesn't have to worry about those who are not following, for they are on a path of destruction, but he does want to destroy those working for God, who are on the move for God, those who are going to make a difference for God. We don't have to be fearful, there is no faith in fear, no fear in faith. We must trust, believe and hope in the King of Kings. So many times satan has tried to destroy not only the people I love, but me. He knows all about me, and he knows just how to hurt me, but he has no power over me, I am the only one who can give him power over my life! We must stand, we must fight the good fight. I heard someone say that satan only attacks one person at a time. That is an untruth, we are attacked daily, minute by minute, but when we know how to fight, when we have our gear for battle ready, he cannot break through God's strength He places in us. When we are walking with God, He builds a fortress around us, He places a hedge of protection around us. Our Father is not going to allow satan to destroy His children. He is there to fight for us and with us, we just have to call out His name. In the name of Jesus we call out to protect us, to heal us, to strengthen us and to provide a shelter for us in the midst of the storms. Satan has nothing on us we are not willing to give him. He may attack, but we know how to fight him, in the name of Jesus Christ~Ephesians 6:11-13 "Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spirtual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand." Psalm 61:3-4 "For You have been a shelter for me, a strong tower from the enemy. I will abide in Your tabernacle forever; I will trust in the shelter of Your wings."
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