Every born-again believer is offered burdens every day of the world. Who is in charge of handing out all these burdens? None other than the ruler of darkness, the devil. The devil lives just to get as much hell as he can into our lives; misery loves company. I think the only relief the devil ever gets is when he is harassing some otherwise peaceful saint of God!
Hebrews 12:1 Seeing that we are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which does so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.
The Scripture tells us that there are two things that can hinder us from remaining in God’s will, weights and sin. I believe most Christians have taken the grace of God and dealt with sin. What are these weights? Weights are burdens, these come in the form of pressure, stress, discouragement and they are all the plots of the devil. For instance, when you are believing for a healing, you were healed two thousand years ago where God is concerned. God is not withholding anything from you, the devil is doing everything he can do to keep you from receiving because he knows you will give your Lord the glory. Let me put this in perspective for you, the devil is a jerk, a very heavy jerk! Jesus went about healing people who were oppressed of the devil. Oppress means push down or put pressure on someone who wants to arise.
Mathew 11:29 Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest for your souls.
Jesus is telling us how to deal with the works of the devil, stop going it alone first of all. Tune the devil out, he has nothing to say that will help you. Look up with Jesus He has your answers and He knows the way. If you focus on what the devil is doing and that’s what he wants you to do, he will weigh you down and you will lose your spiritual energy. We need to train ourselves to consider Jesus every time the devil comes to steal, kill or destroy. The devil is after our lives and his number one starting place is our imagination.
Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind (imagination) is stayed on Him: because he trusts in you.
We can imagine what the devil says he wants to do to us or we can imagine what Jesus died to give us. When you consider the devil long enough, you will crawl through life with a heavy ball chained to your leg. When you consider what Jesus did, you live a free life with no weights to hold you back.
Proverbs 23:7 For as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.
A mind is a terrible thing to waste thinking about all the ways the devil says he’s going to do to you. May I remind you that the devil is a liar and the father of all lies. God is not a man that He should lie, if He has said it He will make it good. Victory and defeat begins in the mind and we can choose whatever we want, so you will always be where you think you ought to be. When you yoke up with Jesus, you will plow in a constant state of hope. Jesus does not know what defat is, so He cannot even offer it to anyone. You are a winner looking for a place to celebrate.
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.