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 have sown much seed,
and I will reap a harvest.
The devil cannot steal my seed, because God never forgets a seed sown.
He rebukes the seedeater for my sake, God has overcome the world.
The devil cannot discourage me because due season is coming.
PRAY FOR THE CHURCH OF AFGHANISTAN
“SO PETER WAS PUT IN PRISION, BUT THE CHURCH WAS EARNESTLY PRAYING TO GOD FOR HIM”!
BOLDNESS: Repeat the prayer of early church in Acts 4:29: “Now Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness!”
PROTECTION: For missionaries, pastors, and leaders trapped. Heavenly authorized jail breaks as in book of Acts. Heavenly and angelic interventions. Taliban - Saul to Paul encounters!
UNITY: Churches in America and world united in prayer. Kingdom issue revival across Middle East! Underground church will continue to grow and expand.
GOD GLORIFIED: He is the King of Kings/Lord of Lords no power or evil can match His might. He will be glorified as World watches.
“THE WORD OF GOD CONTINUED TO INCREASE AND SPREAD!” Acts 12:14