"Stand Up Against The Strategies!"
“For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 6:12 (NLT)
“THIS WORLD’S GONE CRAZY!”
This is one of the phrases that I have been hearing a lot lately. I am sure that you have heard it too! I have said it also myself. Attacks and terrible things happening on a global scale, national scale, a personal scale, in the military, the government, the leaders of our government, plagues, wars, storms, earthquakes and so many more atrocities. This is a TIME in History that has never been before. This is a TIME that has been recorded in advance in The Bible so that we could understand what we are seeing and hearing and what to do about it.
Last Month we began with something that we are going to continue in this Month and that was to first bring out that we are in a WAR! The realization that we are in a WAR must be understood! The Church in the Western part of the World . . . well . . . we’ve never known persecution like that of other Christians in other Countries have experienced. And as I am writing this, if you are really paying attention, you can see the “under current” that is going on in our Country also.
We were told we could not assemble at one point. That the Christians could not sing at one point. That we are to stay 6 feet apart from each other. At another point was the tactic of locking everyone down and telling people they should/could not go out from where they lived.
We are being told that people are going to be going door to door to see if individuals have taken the shots or not. And now the public is being told that they have to have another one! FDA Officials are resigning from their jobs because they do not agree with what our Government is doing in pushing people to have shots that have not had the mandated time that they practice to test things. And the shots do not work because people are still getting the plague after they have taken the shots that was released by the Communist Regime of China from a lab that CREATED the plague.
We have then witnessed the horror of seeing people desperately trying to get out of Afghanistan due to knowing the torture and killings that will be happening in their lives due to the Taliban taking over the Country. TO WHICH, AS OF THE LAST FEW DAYS, OUR GOVERNMENT HAS STATED THAT THEY BELIEVE THAT THEY WILL WORK WITH THE TALIBAN FOR THEY CAN TRUST THEM!
Yes, you read that right! Our Government Is Now Saying That They Are Considering Working With The Taliban! In addition, hundreds of thousands of people have been allowed to come into the USA and men, women and children are being trafficked in and transported to other parts of this Country and abroad and are being sold into slavery and sex slavery.
We Were Told In The BOOK What It Would Be Like! Now, my intention is not to just remind you OF JUST SOME of the things that are going on BUT mine and The Lord’s intention is to remind you of WHO YOU ARE and HOW WE ARE TO HANDLE WHAT WE ARE SEEING and EXPERIENCING! WHO CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT ALL OF THIS? Answer: The Ones That Have The Power and Authority, OVER POWERS! SO WHO HAS THE AUTHORITY and POWER?
REALLY SEE THIS CHURCH! WE . . . YOU and I HAVE Been Given The Authority AND Power of Jesus! And, THIS POWER . . . IS OVER . . . “ALL THE POWER That the enemy possesses.” It contains, “physical and mental strength and ability” OVER ALL THE POWER THAT THE ENEMY POSSESSES.”
THE CHURCH IS THE ANSWER!
WE . . . TOGETHER . . . CAN USE THE LORD’S POWER and AUTHORITY GIVEN TO US and BIND, LOCK UP, STOP and ALTER the plans of the enemy! And, like it was taught last Month, we have to believe!
Let’s Talk “Strategy!”
“A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil.” Ephesians 6:10-11 (NLT)
The word, “strategy” comes from the Greek Strong’s #3180 methodeia. It is where we get the word, “METHOD” from. It also means, scheming, craftiness, deceit, a way of searching after something, trickery and to lie in wait. This Is Some IMPORTANT INFORMATION Church! The devil and his cohorts have “plans” too. A “strategy” is:
Strategy—the science and art of employing the political, economic, psychological, and military forces of a nation or group of nations to afford the maximum support to adopted policies in peace or war.
THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT WE ARE WITNESSING IN OUR NATION AND EARTH!
The devil is launching on all fronts! In the areas of political, economic, psychological, military, personal and so many other fronts against mankind! He has been planning and scheming and setting things and PEOPLE IN PLACE to attack in all areas. The absolute WORST THING that can happen in his plans is that HIS ENEMY, The ONE That Has Power and Authority Over him, To Stop him . . . Finds Out Who She Is and The Bride of Christ Stops EVERYTHING That He Has Planned! It Is TIME To Take The Blinders Off, Wake Up, OPEN OUR EYES, and BEGIN TO WALK In The POWER and AUTHORITY That We Have Been Given! And It Is, “OVER ALL THE POWER THAT THE ENEMY POSSESSES.”
One of the ways to come against the devil, is to resist him. How do you do that? When you “submit” or in some Translations it says “humble” yourself to God, you submit to THE WORD. You DO The Word. You SPEAK THE WORD! Submit and come in agreement with The Word!
“Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” James 4:7 (NIV)
Don’t just read The Bible and think, “Oh that’s great, but that isn’t saying that I NEED TO DO THAT! That is for the Pastors and Ministers, not me!” The Bible is not written to just the five–fold Ministry! It is TO THE CHURCH! To THE BRIDE and BODY OF Jesus Christ! And the Minister’s job is TO EQUIP THE SAINTS FOR THE WORK OF THE MINISTRY!
“And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, 12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, 13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, 14 so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes.” Ephesians 4:11-14 (ESV)
DOES THAT SOUND FAMILIAR?
The enemy uses people . . . Boy, does he ever. And we are all to be EQUIPPED FOR THE WORK OF THE MINISTRY! We are to be carrying on THE FAMILY BUSINESS of God! And it will take a MATURING so that we are NOT DECEIVED “by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes.”
JUST ONE OF THEM
In Mark Chapter 9 there is an account of a demon possessed boy. The Disciples of Jesus tried to cast the demon out of the child and could not. They were arguing with the teachers of the religious law while Jesus, Peter, James and John were on top of the mountain. Jesus asked His Disciples why they were arguing. "Jesus said to them,
“You faithless people! How long must I be with you? How long must I put up with you? Bring the boy to me.” 20 So they brought the boy. But when the evil spirit saw Jesus, it threw the child into a violent convulsion, and he fell to the ground, writhing and foaming at the mouth.” Mark 9:19-20 (NLT)
WHY DO YOU THINK THAT THE EVIL SPIRIT DID THAT?
So, the evil spirit saw Jesus and the evil spirit threw the child, that was in the public, into a convulsion as everyone was watching. There would have been screams and gasps and people backing up and maybe even some running away! It would have been an awful sight! The boy was all over the place and yelling and even foaming at the mouth! WHY? Because the devil KNOWS that if he can get PEOPLE TO PANIC, FEAR, WORRY, ARGUE . . . By some TYPE OF SPECTACLE . . . HE KNOWS THAT HE CAN CONTROL and HAVE POWER . . . And KEEP POWER! The devil and his cohorts know that they have to MAKE A FEARFUL SCENE TO MAKE THE PEOPLE FEAR! THE DEVIL NEEDS OUR FEAR! THAT IS HOW HE HAS POWER OVER US!
When the evil spirit saw Jesus he knew he had to cause a LOUD, HARD, FEARFUL SCENE! The evil spirit was getting ready to be dealt with by the Power of God in Jesus. See, no one else could deal with him because they were either arguing with one another or fearful of him. And that evil spirit KNEW that Jesus was going to be the only one that would deal with him. So, the evil spirit caused a fearful scene. And, just how does the devil get his things done . . . it’s through humans.
LOUD, HARD, FEARFUL SCENE
And that is what the enemy has been doing ALL OVER THE WORLD! And in everyone’s personal lives too! He has been displaying all kinds of FEARFUL , LOUD and HARD SCENES for all of the World to LOOK AT!
The enemy and his evil cohorts have been working VERY HARD TO GET EVERYONE FEARFUL! And, it is intensifying! The enemy has got some very “key people” that are passionately working with him. And THE DISPLAY . . . THE MANY DISPLAYS of plagues, people dying, wars, storms, earthquakes, lawlessness, famines and so, so much more have been very effective.
And, the enemy knows that if he can keep the FEARFUL DISPLAYS or SCENES going and showing us them that the people will stay in the place of fear and panic. Then the people, even if it’s God’s People, will keep themselves in a place of fear or dread or worry and it makes us DISTRACTED and FAITHLESS and POWERLESS! That is what was happening that day when Jesus walked over to the boy that was demon possessed. The evil spirit CAUSED A FEARFUL SCENE. BUT LOOK AT WHAT JESUS DID! “How long has this been happening?” Jesus asked the boy’s father.” MARK 9:21 (NLT)
Jesus took the ATTENTION of the father off the child and asked him a question. Did it matter how long the evil spirit had been doing this right in the middle of the child on the ground, convulsing and foaming at the mouth? NO! Jesus was getting the ATTENTION of the father OFF OF THE FEARFUL SCENE THAT THE ENEMY WAS ORCHESTRATING . . . Even if it was just for a minute. Jesus needed someone to have faith! Jesus needs our faith to work with!
Jesus was very calm and FOCUSED IN THE MIDST OF A FEARFUL SITUATION . . . Jesus directed His Attention on getting someone to agree WITH HIM for the boy! See, JESUS HAD TO NOT LET HIMSELF GET IN ANY FEAR TOO! HE CHOSE TO REDIRECT HIS THOUGHTS TOO! And He needed someone to come to the place in their thinking where He was! And when Jesus got that Dad to FOCUS OFF OF THE FEARFUL SCENE WITH HIM . . .
“How long has this been happening?” Jesus asked the boy’s father. He replied, “Since he was a little boy. 22 The spirit often throws him into the fire or into water, trying to kill him. Have mercy on us and help us, if you can.” 23 “What do you mean, ‘If I can’?” Jesus asked. “Anything is possible if a person believes.24 The father instantly cried out, “I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!” Mark 9:21-24 (NLT)
Jesus let this father know that HE WAS WAITING ON HIM TO BELIEVE! Jesus needs our faith! We need our faith! And, we can’t have FAITH IF WE ARE FOCUSED ON WHAT’S GOING ON AROUND US! We have to FOCUS on what needs done by US! Remember, we are the ones that has the POWER and AUTHORITY over ALL THE POWER OF THE DEVIL! The SCENES and DISPLAYS of FEAR, DEATH. DESTRUCTION . . . It IS ALL a “METHOD,” a “SCHEME,” a “STRATEGY” of the devil and his kingdom to get God’s People to FOCUS on his SCENES, instead of what God tells us to FOCUS ON!
“Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;” 2 Corinthians 10:5 (KJV)
“Finally, believers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable and worthy of respect, whatever is right and confirmed by God’s word, whatever is pure and wholesome, whatever is lovely and brings peace, whatever is admirable and of good repute; if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think continually on these things [center your mind on them, and implant them in your heart].” Philippians 4:8 (AMP)
WHAT SCENE ARE YOU GOING TO FOCUS ON?
“ You shall not be afraid of the terror of the night, nor of the arrow (the evil plots and slanders of the wicked) that flies by day, 6 Nor of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor of the destruction and sudden death that surprise and lay waste at noonday. 7 A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand, but it shall not come near you.” Psalm 91:5-7 (AMPC)
NOW Jesus is operating THROUGH US! Jesus IS STILL IN THE HEALING BUSINESS! Jesus still wants to restore and bring freedom! HE CAN ONLY DO IT THROUGH US! WE are the ones that have His Authority and Power on Earth! HE NEEDS US!
This was posted in last Month’s Teaching Letter and it is so worth for us to see, read and understand this Truth!
He is a THIEF. He is a LIAR. He is a MURDERER. He is a DESTROYER. He HOPES that you won’t fight him! He likes it when his enemies (God’s People) don’t fight him When there is no RESISTANCE AGAINST WHAT he is doing in the Earth and to people, then there is NO RESISTANCE at all against him!
Church, YOU ARE MIGHTY!
Church, YOU ARE STRONG!
Church, YOU ARE FOCUSED ON THE WORD OF GOD and THE GOODNESS OF GOD!
Church, YOU KNOW THE STRATEGIES OF THE DEVIL AND YOU USE YOUR AUTHORITY and POWER AGAINST THE ENEMY!
Church, YOU ARE STRONG and COURAGEOUS!
If you are away from The Lord, this is your new beginning! Pray this out of your mouth and mean it with all your heart.
"Jesus, I am not where I need to be with You. Please forgive me of all of my sin. Jesus, I believe You died on a cross and rose from the dead for me. I confess I am a sinner and I need a Savior. Jesus, please come into my life and save me. Please fill me with The Holy Spirit and Power and use my life, use me. I make You, Jesus, The Lord of my life. I will follow You all the days of my life in Jesus Name!"
In all that you are seeing Church, continually remind yourselves, it is a privilege to be living in these Days and The Lord has PERSONALLY CHOSEN YOU! You Are Loved!
Until next time,
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