The biggest mistake Christians make is waiting to cross a bridge when they come to it. They do not know what to do when they are challenged with adversity. Furthermore, they don’t always know what to do when God sends His blessings. What we usually do is what is familiar to us, those things we have seen others do despite their failure. If you are a member of a local church your pastor will offer you classes that edify and prepare you for the inevitable things that are a part of life. Most churches offer a midweek service for the purpose of enlightenment, these services traditionally are not well attended!
Ephesians 5:16 Redeem the time because the days are evil.
The word redeem means to improve on your opportunities. If you have ever been in the military or know someone that was, you will learn that soldiers spend most of their time training for the attack of an enemy. They know what is expected of them and they have the confidence they need to engage the enemy. Their training is so thorough that some of them can hardly wait to engage the enemy. They are prepared for what cometh.
Ephesians 4:11 God gave some apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers for the equipping of the saints.
God has done all He can do to prepare His people, but some of His people do not take Him serious. So, when the enemy comes he finds little resistance, his quarry surrenders to him because they do not know how to resist him. I once heard Kenneth Copeland repeat something the Lord told him: Son, the devil was surprised at how easy it was for him to overcome a born-again Christian! Some of God’s people don’t know who they are in Christ Jesus because they did not submit their lives to God’s instructions. They were hoping to cross that bridge then they came to it but didn’t know how to get across. If your church does not know who they are in Christ Jesus, they cannot instruct you! Find a church that believes in the power of the Holy Spirit, even if you must drive a little bit out of your way.
1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour.
Either the devil can swallow you up or he can’t, you will expose yourself to him or you will put yourself off limits. A Christian who is sober and vigilant is one who gave himself to the Word of God long before the devourer came. A Christian who suffers along side the citizens of the world is one who did not make time for God’s Word. This person did not prepare themselves for the inevitable attack of the devil. The devil does not care what you call yourself or what church you attend, to him you’re nothing more than an item on his menu. Some Christians just hope the devil doesn’t come for them like he does others. Other believers know he will come and so they prepare for the meeting. When you’re equipped and prepared, you have no fear, you know the devil but more importantly you know who you are in Christ Jesus.
The devil is a thief,
he has come to kill, destroy, and steal.
The devil has a word,
but my Lord has the final Word.
I choose to ignore the devil,
I don’t believe what he says.
I love the Word of my Lord,
He speaks only the truth.
His Name is greater than the thief, so I will be blessed.
YEAR OF THE LOCAL CHURCH
PRAYERS FOR OUR NATION
Protection for: People who are innocently being lured to America with false promises from our leadership. Lord, protect those people especially the children. Protect them and our nation from the flood of drugs, cartels, terrorists, traffickers and all the diseases that now have access to our cities and citizens. Post angels along our southern border. Expose the evil. Praying for our law officials and National Guard on the front lines. Give them protection and wisdom.
We pray in agreement with your Word: Luke 8:17 “Nothing is secret that will not be revealed, nor anything hidden that will not be known and come to light”. Truth cannot be hidden. The truth sets us free. Jesus is the Way, Truth and Light! Give the Righteous leaders boldness, wisdom and strength as they fight on the front lines. Give them every tool they need to carry out your will Father. Every person who is in a place of authority that does not have a legal “God right” to be there will be transformed or removed.
ALL LEGAL MATTERS: We pray for those legally gathering up and exposing the enemy’s lies. Protection for them and their families. All cover-ups and deeds done in darkness against the United States of America will have complete exposure. God’s plans and purpose for America will prevail.