Build Your House on the Rock!!!
Yesterday before going to work, I received a comment on a remix for an Instagram post that I did. It stated that Jesus even sent Daniel into the lion’s den. I concur.
Every time I go to work I have to deal with the devil and his foolishness. Demonic spirits that will torture your very psyche. Attempting to break you down.
I spoke to the LORD and mentioned that no matter where I work, I feel as if I am going into the lion’s den. So, her comment was confirmation.
The enemy can be so redundant in his plotting. As you begin to recognize the evil at play.
But what makes him effective is his persistence. And the fact that he rests in his pettiness. Through willing subjects.
Meditate Daily in His Word
You have to be grounded in the Word of the LORD and discernment. Meditate on this: “The eye is the lamp of the body; so if your eye is clear [spiritually perceptive], your whole body will be full of light [benefiting from God’s precepts].
“But if your eye is bad [spiritually blind], your whole body will be full of darkness [devoid of God’s precepts]. So if the [very] light inside you [your inner self, your heart, your conscience] is darkness, how great and terrible is that darkness!” (Matthew 6: 22-23, AMP).
There is a malevolent presence with certain people, and it knows those who belong to God. I can tell by how they react to me. I see it when they look at me.
Put Those Spirits Under Subjection
Let me confirm this. “Then some of the traveling Jewish exorcists also attempted to call the name of the Lord Jesus over those who had evil spirits, saying, ‘I implore you and solemnly command you by the Jesus whom Paul preaches!’
“Seven sons of one [named] Sceva, a Jewish chief priest were doing this. But the evil spirit retorted, ‘I know and recognize and acknowledge Jesus, and I know about Paul, but as for you, who are you?’
“Then the man, in whom was the evil spirit, leaped on them and subdued all of them and overpowered them, so that they ran out of that house [in terror, stripped] naked and wounded” (Acts 19: 13-16, AMP)
Don’t Make the Name of Jesus Ineffective in Your Life
Let me clarify about how dangerous it is to play with God. Because many confess to knowing Him and some have turned away from Him.
This is very treacherous behavior. As is evident today. People are being overtaken by malicious spirits because they underestimate spiritual warfare. It is unfolding in front of our very eyes.
“Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness (sexual behavior or conduct considered crude and offensive), idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, reveling, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God” (Galatians 5: 19-21, AMP).
Many are possessed and overtaken, and they don’t even know it. And those who see it surmise that evil forces are at work. But underestimate the permeability of these hostile powers.
Don’t Give Satan a Foothold
This scripture is confirmation. “After [Judas had taken] the piece of bread, Satan entered him. Then Jesus said to him, “What you are going to do, do quickly [without delay]” (John 13: 27, AMP).
We can be possessed for a moment. Or for extended periods. Even up until we die.
This is what happens and is particularly grievous to those who reject God after knowing Him. “Now when the unclean spirit has gone out of a man, it roams through waterless (dry, arid) places in search of rest, but does not find it.
“Then it says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ And when it arrives, it finds the place unoccupied, swept, and put in order.
“Then it goes and brings with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and make their home there. And the last condition of that man becomes worse than the first” (Matthew 12: 43-45, AMP).
Spirits Are Assigned to Everyone
This affirms that the devil will assign spirits to you. That demon could not find rest because he is committed to destroying who he is “attached” to.
As your spiritual eye becomes clearer. As you ascend in God. You become more cognizant of the need to spend time with Him. In His Word.
Fully aware of how imperfect we are. We become dependent on him because the wolves are becoming more fierce.
This will remain relevant. The need to commune with Him. With greater fear, reverence, and respect. Spiritual maturity is to recognize the danger of becoming “comfortable” with God.
So, let me close with this. “Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; And it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
” And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: And great was the fall of it” (Matthew 7: 24-27, KJV).
If you wonder, why many are killing others and themselves? Why mental instability is “the new norm”? Why do so many lack coping skills?
Here is your answer. “The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief corner stone. This is from the LORD and is His doing; It is marvelous in our eyes. This [day in which God has saved me] is the day which the LORD has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118: 22-24, AMP).
I was led to add this so that we don’t get it twisted. “Listen carefully: I have given you authority [that you now possess] to tread on serpents and scorpions, and [the ability to exercise authority] over all the power of the enemy (Satan), and nothing will [in any way] harm you. Nevertheless do not rejoice at this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are recorded in heaven” (Luke 10: 19-20, AMP).
Jesus is the only Way!!!
Always coming from a place of love and in truth!!!
Originally written on May 31, 2023.
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