Last Sunday church was awesome. Words from a song have rung in my head throughout the week. I found myself singing the song… Meditating on the words… and even reading a book that discusses the topic. The book that I am reading is entitled The Strategy of Satan: How to Detect and Defeat Him by Warren W. Wiersbe. In the book the author discusses Satan’s Target, Weapon, Purpose, and Our Defense. He pointed out that our defense against of Satan is the Word of God. He used the scripture of how the devil tried to tempt Jesus and how he defeated him with the word of God. (Look at Jesus… He is always such a great role model)
I began to think about how so many people who are defeated by the enemy’s lies and tricks; and how so many of us are in bondage (yeah you) because we have bought into deception. Just like Eve in the Garden bought into the lie of the enemy and persuaded Adam to do so also. (And we know where that led them both) Some of us may be thinking…
How does that apply to me? Well when your friend persuaded you that going to the club was the “in” thing to do back in college… and you went… and today you are almost 30, 40, 50 and u still can’t pull yourself out of the club. You bought into deception. Back in undergraduate school, I can remember us saying that good sex made you do your homework, got your mind right, motivated you to get things accomplished (Lord use me to be transparent). But had I done my homework, my mind would be right today. But for years we have been in bondage, because of deception. Someone is in bondage because of a drug addiction. Your friends (well you thought they were) introduced you to marijuana in high school and now you are almost 30, 40, 50, and 60 years old, and you cannot shake loose your addictions that have gone far beyond marijuana. You are In Bondage because of deception.
I believe that there is some young man or woman who grew up different. A boy who did not like to play football or sports but loved to be in the kitchen with his mother or comb their sisters hair. A girl who didn’t like to dress up, but loved to play basketball with her father, love to cut hair. And because of that, for years people (your mother, your father, your sisters, the bullies in school) spoke into your life that you were “gay”, “a punk”, “sweet”, “a dike”… Because of other people’s perceptions you bought into the deception “well maybe I am homosexual” you told yourself “God made me this way” (the devil is a deceiver). Well he did make you different, but do not let the enemy deceive you because he did not make you to go against his will. Now you are in bondage…
I’m not talking to those who don’t believe that the life they are living is wrong. I’m talking to that man or woman who knows that the life style they are living is not pleasing in God sight. And you are tired! Tired! And you are tired of going through the same motions every day, just to come up empty. Tired of falling and having to get back up again…
What has the enemy deceived you into or out of?
Well today Family! We are going to serve the enemy notice that we are TAKING BACK EVERYTHING that the he has taken from us. First begin to think about those things that you want BACK! (We will give you some time because some of us have so many things we want back). Today’s meditation is going to be a different format and instead of using one particular scripture God spoke to me last night and said that, the only way you can TAKE BACK EVERYTHING that the enemy has stolen is through MY WORD. I believe that a word from the Lord will give us the authority to TAKE BACK EVERYTHING!
I do not know what you need back on today, but I dare you to speak life into your situation.
If you want your Finances back! Someone is looking at your debt and thinking that you will never get out of this. Well TAKE IT BACK today and tell the enemy.
God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us
If you want your Health back! Someone needs a healing and the doctor has told you that you not going to live much longer. Well TAKE IT BACK today and tell the enemy.
I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.
If you want your life back! Someone has bought into the deception of the world. They are living a worldly life. Drinking, Sexing, Smoking, Clubbing, and they are not getting anywhere and are tired of it! Well TAKE IT BACK today and tell the enemy.
1 John 4:4
Greater is He that is in me that is in the world!
If you want your self- esteem back! Someone does not love themselves, every time you look in the mirror the enemy tells you what you need to change to fit in. Well TAKE IT BACK today and tell the enemy.
I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Someone is afraid of moving forward, changing their lives around. Afraid of coming to Christ, Afraid of leaving the world, thinking to themselves what will my friends think. No one is going to understand me. But I dare you to tell the enemy on today.
I will fear no evil, for you are with me Lord, Your Word and Your Spirit Comfort me.
or tell him
The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I be afraid?
Someone who is single is struggling with thoughts of fornication. The enemy wants to tell you that it is ok, everyone else is doing. Well you are not everyone else. So you need to tell the enemy on today.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Do you not know that your [my] body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you [me], whom you [I] have received from God? You [I] are [am] not your [my] own; you [I] were [was] bought with a price. Therefore, [I] honor God with your [my] body.
There is someone who is struggling with family issues. You just can not get along with your father, no matter how much you try. You and your mother can not get along, no matter how much you try.
Isaiah 32: 17-18
And the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever. My people will dwell in a peaceful habitation, in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places.
Someone is dealing with depression. You feel like you can not shake it. Well tell the enemy on today.
I have [God has] come that they [I] may have life, and that they [I] may have it more abundantly.
Someone is dealing with an addiction. You feel that you can not break free from it. But I dare you to tell the enemy.
If the son [Jesus] makes you [me] free, you [I] shall be free indeed.
I believe that someone is struggling with the opinion of others. Even this week, someone tried to tell me who I was, or what their opinion of me was. But I had to serve the enemy notice and tell him, that I am the apple of God’s eye.
… whoever touches you touches the apple of his eye.
Someone believes that because of their sins, that the Lord no longer loves them. But I come today to tell you, to speak life into yourself. Take Back your Life!
Romans 8: 38- 39
“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
The enemy has deceived someone in to thinking that they cannot take back what he has stolen. Well he is a liar and I dare you to tell him today.
I am the body of Christ and satan has no power over me. I overcome evil with good.
I do not know what you need to take back from the enemy on today. But I tell you that all you need to do is search the scriptures. Thank God for modern technology because these days all you have to do is Google. So many of you are just one word of away from taking back everything that the enemy has stolen from you! I know that this is a meditation from God today. Because all week the enemy has tried to overtake my mind, all week the enemy has tried to distract me but Isaiah 54:7 No weapon that is formed against you [me] will prosper, and EVERY tongue that accuses you[me] in JUDGEMENT will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord (I am God’s servant), and their vindication is from me [God], declares the Lord!
Can I tell you something, beware of people and the spirits that they try and transfer on to you. Every day you need to remind the enemy that Psalms 91:11God will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.
Thank you Lord! Thank you God!
Let’s Pray on today!
Heavenly father, I confess to you that I am in bondage to ______. And God I ask that you free me, cleanse me, make me knew. God I admit that I can not make it in this world without. I know that you are the only person and your word is the only thing that can pull me away from the world. God I ask right now that you just cover my heart; cover my mind that every word that you have imparted into my spirit becomes apart of my daily walk. Give me the strength to look to you when I need a way of escape. I come against the enemy on today and he has no power over my life. He has no power over my thoughts. He has no power over my day. He has no power over my relationships. He has no power over my family. He has no power over my body. He has no POWER! I declare that today that every trick of the enemy is cancelled. Every lie of the enemy is cancelled. Every deceitful thought that he has tried to implant into my mind… is destroyed. Defeated! Cut off! Dead! Oh But everything that God has designed for me to have, I declare today that it shall come to pass. Everything that God has showed me concerning my future; I am getting ready to walk it! Everything that the enemy has taken from me, on today I serve him notice that it is mine NOW! (Hallelujah) And we declare that today we are blessed. Our families are blessed, our children are blessed, and our relationships are blessed. Lord we ask that you make your spirit in us so contagious that everyone who is close to us will bond with your spirit in us. It’s already done! In Jesus name we pray Amen!
Family, pray for me and I will continue to pray for you! Remember the Enemy is defeated
It’s Mine NOW,