Category Archives: Authority

It Is Written; Therefore I Do Not Have To Take This!

It Is Written; Therefore I Do Not Have To Take This!In life we all love the blessing. We pray and declare the blessing over our life, we talk about the blessing, we keep our mind on the blessing. However, we forget that often after the blessing comes the battle! And when Jesus was here on this earth He was no exception. Following Jesus’ baptism by John the Baptist, the Holy Spirit sent Jesus out into the desert (Mark 1:12) and after fasting forty days Jesus was hungry. If you have ever been on a fast you can understand the hunger that Jesus experienced. But watch this; that is when Satan showed up and said to Jesus, If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread (Matthew 4:3).

You can count on the enemy to show up at your most vulnerable moments. That is not going to change. His whole mission in life is to steal from you, kill you, and destroy you; and he takes his job seriously! (John 10:10) When he does show up you had better know what the Word of God actually says! You cannot just know select verses you have heard over and over second or third hand. You must know what the Word says for yourself!

Sometimes we pick the parts of Scripture that fit our lives and our particular theology, but we must know that when the enemy manipulates God’s Word and uses it against us, we need to be able to say, “It is written” just like Jesus did. We need to know what else God has to say in it‘s entirety! The Bible says in Daniel 7:25 “He will speak against the Most High and oppress his saints and try to change the set times and the laws…” Friend Satan is going to do everything he can to take from us, it is up to US to stop him. God has already done everything He is going to do about the Devil on this earth; Jesus left US with the power to overcome the enemy!

Look again and what Jesus did when the Devil confronted Him. While He may have been in a venerable state, Jesus answered “It is also written: Do not put God to the test.” He knew what His Father had actually said and refused to allow Satan to dictate His responses – including what He should eat and when He should eat.

We are to read the Word everyday, the Word tells us to daily renew or transform our minds by the Word (Romans 12:2) We have the right AND the power to tell Satan- Get thee behind me (Mt 16:23) and we are to stop letting him tell us lies and even Truths! We are to get into God’s Word and get it into us!

{Want more devotions? I’m A Sword Wielding Devil Slayer; Declaring the Word of God and Taking Back What the Devil Stole from Me!}

When You Are Waiting on God For Your Breakthrough

When You Are Waiting on God For Your Breakthrough. Keys to victorious faith.

One of life’s lessons is to wait on God when you need a breakthrough! However, when we become impatient, frustrated, worried, or aggravated it is because we are trying to make something happen that only God himself can make happen. Joyce Meyer calls this “human energy attempting to do God’s job.”

How many times have you prayed and believed God for a breakthrough in your life to not see anything happen? I have many times. So what are we to do? How are we to act during this time of waiting?

Mark 4: 26-28 tells the story of the patient farmer. How do we know he is patient? Because the Word tells us he sowed his seed, then went away sleeping and rising! This does not sound like worrying and fretting to me. Then at the proper time the ground brings forth the promise of the seed – the harvest, the breakthrough! The Farmers job was to do what he knew to do: plant, sleep, rise and do his daily work, then allow the Lord of the Harvest to bring forth the promise.

Jesus was showing us how often we become impatient and try and get ahead of God. When God has given us a promise to stand on we want to know “God how are you going to do that? When are you going to bring it to pass? Verse 27 says “and then continues sleeping and rising night and day while the seed sprouts and grows and increases – he knows not how.” (Italic added) A farmer never knows exactly when his crop will come in, but he knows that it will. He does what he can and allows God to do the rest. We need to do the same thing. We are to believe we have a breakthrough coming, we sleep and rise and allow God to bring it about in due season. The farmer planted the seed believing for his return, his promise, his breakthrough and we are to do the same!

{Want more devotions? I’m A Sword Wielding Devil Slayer; Declaring the Word of God and Taking Back What the Devil Stole from Me!}