Not of God
Whatever voice you hear that is not of God, do not listen to it.
Rebuke anything you hear that is not of God. Tell it to go in the name of Jesus. Aloud.
And surrender to Jesus. Trust Jesus. Be still. Listen.
In the peace that comes, He will tell your heart what to do, which way to go and where the turns are – you will know the right thing – it may not be the easy thing – but you know that the right thing leads to peace, joy, love, hope, etc…
If you are afraid to do the right thing – do not listen to fear – when you hear, “Yeah, but…” Stop and say, “But God…”
But, God is good.
But, God is bigger.
But, God is stronger. And so on…
Perfect love drives out fear. (I John 4:18) God’s love is perfect.
The enemy is the one that wants to steal, kill and destroy. (John 10:10) But greater is Jesus, He, that is in us – than anything or anyone else!! (I John 4:4) The devil is a liar and he is an accuser. He wants to put fear, anxiety and unrest into the lives of all those that he can.
Well, he has no power to do so in the life of a believer in Jesus Christ – or anyone else for that matter. (Colossians 2:14-15) We need to stand in the gap and pray for one another and for our “enemies” – those who are of opposing opinions, those who disagree with us, those who misunderstand us, etc…
The separations and the divisions perpetuate the lies and cause continued strife. (I Corinthians 1:10) They are of the devil and his lies and schemes. They are powerless against the Truth and fall flat when confronted with Love and Truth in humility and compassion.
Let us come together in the love of Jesus Christ and be unified in His love – (John 17:23)
Remembering that in Christ there is no separation due to race, nationality, gender, class, or anything else – the gospel brings unity and peace as we are reconciled with our Father. (Galatians 3:28)
We overcome evil with good. (Romans 12:21)
We defeat lies with truth. Truth sets us free… (John 8:32)
…free from guilt, shame, fear, hate, etc…
Whatever is the opposite of the fruits of the Spirit is of the world, the flesh and the devil and there are Scriptural truths to stand on and with which to defeat them.
We can know the mind of Christ: II Corinthians 2:16 (6-16)
We are no longer condemned: Romans 8:1
We are no longer slaves to fear: Romans 8:15
We cannot be separated from the love of Christ: Romans 8:35-38
Those are just a couple of examples and the Word is so full of truth telling us the true nature of our Father, our Creator. The Bible is full of truth telling us about who we really are before and after we accept Jesus Christ as our Redeemer, our Savior. Open your Bible and receive the Word of the Lord and proclaim it and believe it.
Please, do not listen to the lies of the enemies. The enemies are not only the devil, who is the father of lies, but also the world and our own flesh. Rebuke these lies. Refuse these lies. And to be truly set free from them, seek the Lord Jesus Christ who is the Way, the Truth and the Life. All who ask of Him will receive of Him. All it takes is turning from following our own way and turning to ask of Him and receive from Him. Everything we get on our own without Him is leading us to destruction and death. But, God… Everything we seek of Him and that we will receive from Him gives us life and life eternally!
God tells us that He will instruct us in the way that we should go. (Psalm 32:8) He tells us that He confides in us. (Psalm 25:14) He tells us that He commands His angels concerning us to guard us in all of our ways. (Psalm 91:11) He promises us eternal life and blessings beyond what we can even ask for or imagine. (John 3:16 and Ephesians 3:20) Everything that He has promised, He has been showing to me and my family and we have no doubt that eternity is going to be something that we, nor you, will want to miss – with God.
Angela Dingler May 14, 2015