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.
March 29, 2020
I am not afraid to give, I am not afraid to cross the Jordan.
My faith is in the promises, God is not a man that He should lie.
My prosperity is on the other side, God will help me get across.
Nothing can oppose me, because God is on my side.
GOD’S EXPECTED END
2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
GOD’S WILL IS TO HEAL: Matt 9 Jesus traveled healing every sickness and disease.
Matt 10 Jesus gave his disciples (us) the authority to do the same and sent them (us) Luke 10 Jesus sent out 72 others to do the same.
Mark 16 Jesus said signs would follow: “Lay hands on sick they will recover”!
John 14:12 Those who believe would do greater works!
PRAYING FOR THOSE WHO ARE SICK
PRAYING FOR PROTECTION OVER THOSE WHO ARE NOT
PRAYING IN AGREEMENT FOR MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGH
PRAYING FOR GOD’S EXPECTED END
PRAYING AGAINST FEAR (OUR OWN AND OTHERS) FEAR OF GETTING SICK/ FEAR OF LACK DURING AND AFTER
Romans 4:21 “And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he is able to perform it.”
Jeremiah 33:6 "I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security”