The powerful Scripture ending the last blog challenges evil. When we allow ourselves to drift away from God, satan’s demons are right there to lead us into doubt. Look at this Scripture and tell me what your reaction to it is:
Deuteronomy 13:4 AMP
You shall walk after the Lord your God and you shall fear [and worship] Him [with awe-filled reverence and profound respect], and you shall keep His commandments and you shall listen to His voice, and you shall serve Him, and cling to Him.
Does it remind you of how you should be, but perhaps you have slipped away from the “awe-filled reverence and profound respect”? Or does it make you question if it is is necessary? A little doubt can take root and grow a tree of discontent. Be aware, my friends, in these end times that the enemy is always watching for an inroad to our hearts. If you sense a doubt of any kind or size trying to inveigle its way into your thoughts, close up that channel quickly and begin praising God! For the enemy is after those who love the Lord, and the enemy deceptions are fierce and cunning.
Dear ones, many are suffering in this world from the enemy warfare~ suffering physically and mentally from cruel attacks. Please lift up our brothers and sisters who are undergoing terrible distress and pain at the hands of ISIS and other demonic groups and peoples. If you are also under this kind of attack, know many are praying for your strength and God’s enduring Presence to be with you. May Holy Spirit continue to speak His Word into your spirit, and bring comfort wherever you have need.
Isaiah 33:2 (NIV)
Lord, be gracious to us;
we long for you.
Be our strength every morning,
our salvation in time of distress.
Lord God, on this morning of great need, I lift my eyes to You alone. You know my distress, my need right now. You lift me right up into your throne room, that I may prostrate myself in Your mighty Presence. Here I humbly lie at Your feet in worship; my heart cries in joyful thanksgiving that I can be with You for these moments.
I rest in Your majesty, in a love so powerful I am lifted soaring in a current of love that cleanses me from all doubt, and fills
me with pure joy. Oh Jesus, thank You! No longer am I subject to the evil power of my enemies, for what can man do to me when Your joy fills me?
Hear Jesus talking to His Father about us:
13 But now I am coming to You; and I say these things [while I am still] in the world so that they may experience My joy made full and complete and perfect within them [filling their hearts with My delight].
14 I have given to them Your word [the message You gave Me]; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world and do not belong to the world, just as I am not of the world and do not belong to it. 15 I do not ask You to take them out of the world, but that You keep them and protect them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.
Lord God, You have not taken me out of the world, but You keep me close; You fill me with Your joy, so nothing the enemy can do to me matters. You protect me in Your secret power that bursts forth from Your hand.
Habakkuk 3:4 (AMPC)
And His brightness was like the sunlight; rays streamed from His hand, and there [in the sunlike splendor] was the hiding place of His power.
Thank You for loving me so well, my God! You actually rejoice over us with joy.
Zephaniah 3:17 (NASB)
“The Lord your God is in your midst,
A victorious warrior.
He will exult over you with joy,
He will be quiet in His love,
He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.”