Are you going through stuff? Many are right now.
Sometimes the sky is sunny and bright and all is well with the world. Emotions are riding high, the world is viewed through rose-colored glasses, as the old folks of my generation would say.
There are other days where you plod along without emotion, just doing the daily things because that is what you do.
At other times your emotions are bruised and you feel like you have been run over by a truck.
Welcome to the world of men, the natural world. A song from some years ago asks the question: “Is that all there is?”
I have a friend in Israel whose home has been invaded twice by Arabs. She was robbed of her jewelry and some other things that meant a lot to her. But at least she has her life. She feels quite numb. The police have no clues to go on and have closed the case. She asks me to pray for justice.
Can you fathom what she feels, what she is going through? I cannot. The closest thing to any shock I have experienced was a violent knocking on our door around two o’clock one morning with the demand from the police that we “Open up”.
They were searching for someone who attempted to rob the convenience store near us. The dogs and the helicopters overhead with their search lights was interesting but not scary.
What is safety? When you go to the doctor these days they ask you if you feel safe. If you are being abused you are not safe. Do bars and locks keep you safe? As my husband says they just keep out an honest thief.
Most of us in America have no clue what many people in the world face on a day to day basis.
In the country of South Sudan people are being terrorized because they are Christian. In the Mideastern countries where extreme Islamists routinely round up and murder those who don’t share their beliefs, the people must flee for their lives.
There are those whom God has raised up to teach the Body of Christ a lost truth. Namely, that it is we who have authority in the earth through Jesus.
For generations and centuries even, we have given the devil, aka satan, our authority, believing that his power is on par with God and we are no match for him.
Let us reread scripture with eyes open to this truth: Jesus took everything back that the enemy gained from Adam in Eden, and when He left Earth He gave authority back to man. We have been deceived and held in bondage to a lie.
How many centuries has the church prayed: “Your will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.” That is a prayer that God wants to answer and not just during the millennial reign of Christ, but now.
Is there lack in Heaven? Is there war in Heaven? Is there any rebellion against the will of God in Heaven?
God is preparing the Bride of Christ. She is to be without spot or wrinkle. Now is the time of preparation. When God created man in His own image He gave him the power of choice. It is your choice to submit to or resist that preparation.
Jesus, the sent one, is the Lord of hosts. The host of Heaven are our help, our weapons as it were, it is they who pull down strongholds in response to our words. How foolish to go to war without our weapons.
Our words are powerful weapons. We speak and as we do we empower demons or angels. We have many words of God, they are written in His book the Bible. They were written for us, to help us navigate through the minefield of the kingdom of darkness on the earth. But they were also given to us so that we could take territory for the Kingdom of God.
God spoke and it was. We too are speaking spirits. The Word of God teaches that we have what we say. Is it not time for us to align our words with His words?
It is time to stop playing church and get serious about taking back what is rightfully ours. God never intended church to be an exclusive social club. One of the names for the church is an army. Oh how much we have lost!
Jesus wants people set free from all bondage. God, our Father, wants His elect brought into the Kingdom of God…they are bound in many deceptions. “For freedom Christ has set us free.”
The adage, “Bloom where you are planted.” applies. You don’t have to look far and wide or go to far away places. There are people right by you that need what you have. Reach out, touch them, love them to life in Jesus name.
Shalom, “nothing missing, nothing broken.” “whole, complete”. This is my prayer for you.