44 You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.
Today’s Inspiration: There are many spiritual weapons to keep Satan ensnared but unfortunately over decades God’s people have been complacent and His word does not take root in them even though He lived in them, the hope of His glory and the Blood of Jesus that gives them the victory in Christ Jesus. God’s people have been ensnared to believe Satan’s lies which have blinded them in many ways to deceive them. Satan caused false reasonings to occupy their thoughts causing God’s people to have wrong belief system and focusing on the cares of this world. It’s time God’s people sit down to reflect what Satan has done to their lives against what God is speaking to their hearts through the scriptures and remove the thoughts of lies in their mind and implant scriptural truths in their hearts. Satan is a liar from the beginning of time. John 8:44. Beware of his schemes where he mixes his lies with half truths. It’s only Revelation of the word that can set them free. Jeremiah 33:3 is the word that when you call upon Him, He will reveal things that Satan has fenced in, or hidden that which you do not discern, neither have knowledge nor have understanding of what the causes of your suffering were all these years.
At a time like this, it’s not a time to quit but a time to take on a confrontation with Satan over our rights that were given to us at the time the Holy Spirit was given to us to inhabit in our human spirit to connect to God and His presence. Abiding relationship is the key that will guide us to success. John 15:God has always wanted Communion with you to reveal to you the strategies to adopt to yield to His will. Only when the Revelation is disclosed to you and you affirm continually, can you discard Satan’s lies of deception so as to keep moving forward in God’s planning and timing.
How many times have you wanted to move forward zealously for the Lord and suddenly Satan distracts you to attend to other things which are of less priority than what God has commissioned you to do! When this happened, you know that he has placed you in a slumbering spirit so as to block out your prophetic destiny. You might want to reflect these through your life and seek God for the spiritual blockages.
In your reflection, you will find that your minds are naturally at enmity against God because of your fleshy nature. Your mind in the flesh keeps telling you that Satan is too smart and cannot be outwitted or God has forgotten you or punish you for some reason which you cannot fathom. These are lies of the enemy. The enemy loves to come against our hope and always used our trauma and grief to quench our hope when circumstances get hard to tackle.
This is why the Bible tells us again and again to have close contact with God. Matthew 28:20. He tells us He will be with us to the end of the age. He says the battle is not ours but His. 2 Chronicles 20:15. He says that when we believe, signs and wonders will follow. Mark 16:17. He also says that when we submit to God and resist the enemy He will flee from us. James 4:17. If these words are deeply rooted in us, we will have inner courage to fight the battle. When we enter into this spiritual realm, the natural feelings will be overtaken by our spirits and souls and the enemy has to flee. We need to constantly affirm God’s word in our spirit before the image we form in our mind becomes one of freedom and health rather than one of hopelessness and defeat.
What are you battling in your spirit now? We hope these nuggets of truth will arm you with strength to fight the enemy of your soul. Nehemiah did this and completed his task in 52 days without distractions just based on a word of wisdom that the God of heaven will grant him success and the enemy has no right over what he is doing. Nehemiah 2:20. He put on the mind of Christ instead of allowing Satan’s threats and lies to distract him. 1 Corinthians 2:16. God be praised.