August 9th, 2017
Last week, I talked about how you have an enemy, and you better know his tactics. You can read that here.
But, most of the time, our problem isn’t the enemy—it’s our lack of understanding. We give too much credit to the enemy. If we'd understand the truth and the authority we have, we'd know exactly how to fight back and take territory.
We can’t know the truth without knowing the Word of God.
First John 5:14 says that the confidence we have in Him is that if we ask anything according to His will, He listens and hears us. But if you don’t know the will of God, you can never be confident. And if you’re not confident, you can never take territory.
One of my favorite scriptures is Romans 12:2: “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
You have to renew your mind to the Word of God. You have to know how to build your house on the rock. You have to know the Word and stay in agreement with what God says. You have to cast aside thoughts that are coming at you that don’t line up with the Word. You have to be courageous enough to wade into the face of circumstances—into the pressure—and declare the Word over situations.
Because there will be pressure.
Satan wants to tempt you to run back to where you think it’s safe. He wants you to forget who you are and everything God has promised.
You’re just going to have to be confident that you can take it because, many times, the victory is based on that—on whether or not you can hold on to it under pressure.
See, Satan fears the Word. He fears the living Word of God. He knows that if your spirit incubates the Word, there’s no stopping it. It will produce every time. So the only thing he can do is bring pressure against you to make you give up—to make you let go of the Word; to make you think it can’t be done; to make you think it’s too hard, too scary, or too late.
You will face problems. You’re not going to escape life without something negative happening. Life is full of things we don’t see coming. But the Bible says when those days come, hold your ground.
It’s what you do in those moments that will determine the outcome of your life.
Years ago, a woman in our church was visiting her sister. They both have multiple children, so when her four-year-old wandered off, it took a few minutes for everyone to notice.
They found him at the bottom of a swimming pool.
You can imagine how frantic the situation was. The mother screamed, “Call 911!” But her thirteen-year-old niece was with her, and she had been in church and had learned that we have authority over the enemy who comes to steal, kill, and destroy. She told her aunt, “We don’t need to call 911. We have authority here.”
I believe God placed that niece with that mom at that very moment for that very purpose. They began praying in the spirit, but nothing was happening. The niece said, “We need to speak life to him.”
They said, “In the name of Jesus, wake up!” Immediately, he spit water out and was conscious. He’s been completely fine since that day.
Now, I don’t know what the outcome might have been had they called 911. And I’m not against doctors or medicine. But I do know that the right person was there—someone that understood the Kingdom of God, how to resist the enemy, and how to take territory—someone who could look the moment of pressure in the face and operate in the authority of the Kingdom.
What about you? Could you handle that? Are you so confident that you can look your situation in the face and declare what God says, even though the facts seem to say otherwise?
You need to have this spiritual knowledge for the battle: faith is being fully persuaded that God has the power to do what He said even though there are facts saying otherwise. You don’t have to be moved by facts. The Word of God is true. God doesn’t lie. We need to be aware of facts, but they don’t dictate the end result. God is the final authority.
And, if you’re the agent of God in that particular moment, you’re the final authority.
I know getting this—really getting this—will completely change your life just like it’s completely changed my life and the lives of so many others!
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