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We have the most adorable little lady who works as our office cleaning lady. She is so peppy and happy all the time. Maria has a great spirit and always tells me Vaya Con Dios when I leave the office. As I left last night, I realized that she was right. Living in a world where the enemy if constantly trying to destroy the people of God, we need to ensure that we are Go with God everywhere we go.
When I think about the number of times God had to block a bullet from going through my window or a car from running me over or a mugger from attacking me, I just cant help but to praise God for his faithfulness. If God were to open our eyes to see what the enemy has been throwing our way, WE’D ALL BE IN THE PSYCH WARD. The enemy has designated legions of demonic angels to attack us. He wants us dead or hell-bound (which to me is a dead-man walking).
We must always be in prayer for ourselves, our children, husbands, girlfriends, boyfriends, EVERYONE. The Bible tells us to Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour – 1 Peter 5:8 When challenges come into your life, you need to recognize that there are demons in action. It’s not your husband that’s getting on your last nerve, it’s the enemy using him to get to you. That child isn’t a demon, there is a demonic angel trying to get into your family. It is time for us to call upon Jesus and invite the Spirit of God to walk with us and to place a hedge of protection around our families.
We cannot protect ourselves. Leave it up to us, we’d all be six-feet under. It is only through God that our families can be saved from the plots of the enemy. This devotion isn’t written to scare anyone, but my sincere hope is that we would wake-up and realize that 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).
Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints. – Ephesians 6:11-18 (NIV)
Thank you for placing a hedge of protection around my family, my loved ones and me. Teach me to put on your whole armor in order to defeat the enemy’s plots against me. I place my trust in you and I thank you in advance for my victories.
In Mark 5, we read of the demon possessed man who came to Jesus. He was living amongst the tombs and was described as being extremely violent and uncontrollable. They could not bind him at all. Not even chains were able to subdue this man. Night and day he would cry out and cut himself with stones. This man was in serious warfare. The enemy was torturing this poor man’s soul and he was not letting up. Think about it, the enemy wanted to destroy this man so much that he didn’t just send one demon into him, he swamped him with a legion of demons. According to Dr. Wilmington, a well respected Theologian, a legion is approximately 6,000 demons.
6,000 DEMONS? There are so many fallen angels that the enemy can afford to send 6,000 of them to torture just one man. He is so desperate and will stop at nothing to torture the children of God. The story goes on to tell us that the demons themselves recognized Jesus as the Son of God and asked that he allow them to enter the wild pigs and leave them be. Even demons tremble at the very presence of God. In a blink of an eye, Jesus delivered this man and he was now free from the enemy’s chains. He was no longer bound. He was no longer living amongst the tombs, He was no longer cutting himself with stones, he was no longer crying out. Jesus came into this man’s life, freed him from his chains and then sent him off to share his healing with others.
It is said that this man went through the cities of Decapolis which were a conglomerate of 10 cities. All but one were visited by this man and when they heard his testimony, they marveled. Isn’t it amazing how God can use a man that was outcast and possessed? He turned a maniac into a missionary. God uses the least of us to accomplish his tasks. The Lord saw this man’s affliction even though he was filled with demons, God saw past the demons and saw the soul of this man.
God is concerned about our souls. Even though we may still be fighting with the demons in our lives, God can make us whole again and release us into the mission field. Whatever your afflictions may be, your deliverance comes from the Lord. The enemy can not remain in the presence of God. He trembles at the mention of his very name. Call out to the Father even in your pain, call out to the Healer even in your sickness, call out to the Restorer even in your weakness, Call out to Him who can and will free you of all of your afflictions.
I am grateful to know that there is no battle to hard for God and no legion to strong to fight. One word from the Lord and I am set free. Be encouraged today to know that just one word from God will deliver you and set you on the path to fulfilling your life’s mission.
For nothing is impossible with God. – Luke 1:37
Thank you for revealing to me that there is nothing to hard for you to handle. Help me to call out to you when all hope seems lost. Help me to remember that just one word from you will set me on a new path. …