As the politicians like to say, let me be clear about this: The devil will try every man whether he be a saint or a sinner. There are only two times when the devil will try you, when you do something wrong and when you do something right. There is no neutral place for anyone to hang out, if you’re in this world you are in the company of its evil father.
James 4:7 Submit yourself to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
Many Christians, in their ignorance, assist the devil, they do not resist him.
Proverbs 6:2 You are snared with the words of your mouth, you are taken with the words of your mouth.
Most Christians are not aware of the damage their words do to their lives. We have learned so many “cute” clichés that everyone uses and we have no idea we are having what we say. I did not know I was speaking in agreement with the devil whenever I spoke. Just because everyone else does it, it doesn’t mean we should do it. “I’m sick of this” or “I’m sick and tired”. These clichés are so common, but I was having what I was saying, I was being snared with the word from my own mouth. I was assisting the devil, not resisting him. I was no threat to the devil, I was a pushover.
Acts 20:32 Now brethren, I commend you to God, and the Word of His grace, which is able to build you up.
Only God can build you up with His Word, not man, He uses men but He is the power. We all need to be built up on account of the days ahead of us. I often think many Christians have no concept of the importance of God’s Word. In the days we’re in, our faith has become a question of life and death. Faith created the devil, faith will control him. Got faith? The devil hates a person who knows where they stand with God, he can’t seem to be able to do anything with them. They are a problem for him, his greatest prize is the pushover.
Mathew 7:24-25 Whosoever hears my Words and does them is like a wise man who built his house on a rock. Everyone that hears My sayings and does them not is like a man which builds his house upon the sand.
So, we have two different people who hear the same word, one does it and one does it not. Both have the same opportunity, one takes advantage and one doesn’t care. The diligent person gives God the glory for his victory, the one who falls blames God for his failure. We really can’t blame the devil for our problems, the Word reveals our authority and teaches us how to put him out. Christians need to be as serious about the Word as the sports and hobbies they participate in. These two people in this text experience the same storm, one is not even fazed but the other one is destroyed. People who build their house on sand must continually rebuild, some never learn, they continue to build on the same location and with the same material.
November 10, 2019
I am a soldier of Jesus, He is committed to care for me.
He promises to supply all of my needs all the days of my life.
He is with me at every battle, He teaches my hands to war.
He daily loads me with benefits, even after I retire from military duty.
Then he said to them, “Go your way. Eat the fat, drink the sweet drink, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.
1. Separation from Family and Friends. (Examples: Military, Prison,
2. Praying against loneliness and isolation. (Yourself/Others)
3. Communication Romans 12:10 Act in love; prefer one another in honor.
4. Peace of God will reign in our homes.
1. Pray about unrealistic expectations of buying and receiving gifts.
2. Ask God for strategies and ideas that fit your budget and talents.
3. Pray for wisdom about what organizations you can help and be realistic about how much money you can spend toward their need.
4. Pray for increase in finances. God will supply all our needs through
1. Peace of God throughout this Season
2. Protection for all from enemies seen and unseen
3. Praying for God assignments
4. Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with us!