I believe every one of us have had occasions where we didn’t think God cared about our predicaments. When we find ourselves in these situations, we get all kinds of bizarre thoughts courtesy of the devil. Can the devil overwhelm us with more thoughts than God will offer us? The devil’s success depends on his ability to fill our minds with imaginations that are contrary to God’s will. After ten years of marriage, a wife asked her husband why he doesn’t tell her he loves her. The husband then says to her, I told you I loved you when I married you and I have never changed my mind. God is that way, He loves us so much that He sent His Son to die for us and He never changed His mind.
Mathew 28:20 ...and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.
We will be presented a choice every day. Are we going to believe God or will we be moved by circumstances? We can only have one master. We will hate the one and love the other, or we will hold to the one and despise the other. This one thing I am sure of, God is with us every day whether you “feel” Him or not. I believe God has fully equipped us to stand up to anything the devil throws at us. I don’t always “feel” the presence of God but I always “feel” the power of His Word. The Word has assured me that God takes pleasure in watching us use His Word to defeat the devil over and over again.
Psalm 2:4 He that sits in the Heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in confusion.
We ought to take pleasure in demonstrating the devil’s defeat, it’s very humiliating for the devil when his former seed turns to him and thwarts his plans. We can do nothing apart from God, it’s the Father in us who does the works. We don’t need any signs to know that God is with us, but we know He is or else we could not defeat the devil.
2 Corinthians 12:9 And the Lord said to me: My grace is all you need, for My power is greatest when you are weak. I am most happy when I am weak, because God’s power will come and enable me.
The Apostle Paul was on assignment and the devil was doing everything he could to hinder him. Paul knew it was the devil sending men to harm him and he couldn’t take any more. He asked God to get the devil off his case but God gave him His grace and the devil could not get passed it. Everything the devil threw at Paul bounced off, he could not stop Paul because God was with him. I can only imagine how the devil must have felt, he threw his best hell at Paul and it never fazed him nor disturbed him. The devil’s failure was recorded in a book called the Bible and it has been read by more people than any other book.
Hebrews 13:5 I will never leave you, nor will I ever forsake (desert) you.
If God be for us, who can against us? Allow me to rephrase this passage of Scripture, if we believe God is for us, then who can successfully be against us? Where is God when I need Him? He is sitting on His throne of Grace waiting to confirm the Word, I believe with signs and wonders. My God loves me and He never changes His mind.
I gave God His tithe
and He has opened Heaven over me.
Now I sow the seed He gives me, the devil cannot eat my seed.
The curse cannot stop my harvest and God will never forget my seed.
I am truly blessed like Abraham and I give God all the glory.
You will declare a thing, and it will be established for you
Declarations over our children:
I declare my child(ren) shall be taught of the Lord
I declare great is the peace of my child(ren)
I declare my child(ren) hear God’s voice and walk in truth
I declare my child(ren) serve God all the days of their lives.
Declarations over America:
We declare that the power of Christ’s redemption is greater than the power of sin and death in America
We declare that America will be saved
We declare that truth will win in America. Lord send revival
We declare that life and decency will prevail in the United States
We declare that the Supreme Court will honor truth and justice, not their own ideals and desires
Declarations over our church:
We declare that FOJ will have a platform for the Holy Spirit to work from
We declare we are making room for the gifts of the Spirit to flow
We declare the spirit of boldness is replacing the spirit of fear
We declare we are putting every distraction, anything that would entangle us and we run with endurance in our vision.
We declare and believe revival is coming