Hey, what’s going on? I hope you are well. This week flew by so fast with so many different things out of the ordinary that I accomplished that I almost forgot to write a blog. Something that I love doing is sharing things that I have been experiencing in my own life, things that I have been struggling with, or lessons that I have learned while overcoming something.
Last week I wrote a blog on controlling our atmosphere based on Luke 10:19. Well this week I was able to back up my thoughts with actions. You see there have been a few things in my life that I have just had the most difficult time overcoming. It has been hard, and if you would have talked with me even a year ago I would have simply told you that struggling with things is just a part of life and will be my reality until the day I die. How PATHETIC! This week my eyes where opened up to a few really key principles. You see, I think we as believers struggle with acceptance of wrong, we let the enemy constantly prod us.
I have two dogs, and one of them is still learning his manners. Every once and awhile even though my bigger dog can totally destroy him, my puppy will come up to him and bite at his neck. The older dog will just take it and take it and take it until suddenly he has had enough and snaps right back. I noticed that when this happens the younger dog runs away because there is no longer any question as to who is in control.
There are times in our lives where the enemy just prods us, and we tolerate it, we pass it off as normal or even worse we say “God is trying to teach me something”. This is ridiculous, why would God teach you with something that he came down and died on a cross to deliver you from? We need to start putting the enemy back in his place, we need to start rising up and reminding him who is in charge.
This week, there was a day where the enemy was just prodding me, just throwing stuff my way from multiple directions. And then it clicked, remember Luke 10:19 where God says that He has given us authority over all the power of the enemy? Well, I started getting angry, I started pacing back and forth in my house, I started remembering my inheritance as a child of God and I started yelling at the top of my lungs at the enemy, because I was so angry at him for controlling specific areas of my life for such a long period of time! For those who don’t know I live at a house that is pretty far from other houses, yet I yelled so loud my neighbour came to the end of my driveway. Did that stop me? I don’t think so, just like my older dog does to my puppy, I reminded the devil that he has no power over me but that I have all authority over him and all his power. I told him where to go, and I told him that he was not going to come back.
My inheritance as a believer is to be set free from everything that may hold me back in life, that is my inheritance. If you want to believe what the Word says that is your choice to make, but when I read in Luke 10:19 that God, the One who is in ultimate authority has given me authority over ALL the power of the enemy, you better believe that I am going to exercise that on the one who causes all the pain in my life.
I know the enemy will be back, I know that I will face trials, but I also know that I am the one with the authority, I know the eternal decree that I have been granted! And I know that when he tries again to come against me, I will put him back in his place, which is under my feet not blocking my way to victory, not tempting me, not stopping the call of God on my life!
The enemy is scared of those who stop just reading the Word and start living it. I dare you to spread that terror amongst the devils in your life, amongst the addictions and diseases, amongst the fears and the demonic mind sets. This is our inheritance as children of God!