SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND BY MARSHA BURNS:
You have made it through some difficult times, but you also learned a lot. Growth often comes through trials and triumphs. Rejoice in the fact that you have made some significant headway in overcoming the challenges you have faced. But do not become complacent. There is no victory without a fight.
1 Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
CLOTHE YOURSELF IN THE ARMOR – THE AUTHORITY OF THE BELIEVER
The thief is the enemy, so this is where we need to bind spirits in Jesus’ name. People are being used of the devil. We as believers can take authority over those spirits in Jesus’ name, but not over the people’s wills. They choose what they are going to have for better or worse, for good or for evil. “God is not mocked.” (Galatians 6) People will have what they are doing and God is not mocked, meaning His wrath is on those who are doing evil and wicked in the earth, doing their own purpose. However, it is not really their own purpose, for they are serving the devil and eventually he will use them, abuse them and throw them away.
Understand, those who are doing right will receive blessing, but they need to stand up and take authority. I have the power in Christ Jesus, with authority over serpents, scorpions and all the power of the devil. Nothing shall in any way harm me. I do not have to be afraid of back-lash because I stand up for what is right and what is good.
What is happening on the earth is people are being threatened and intimidated for doing the right thing. This has got to stop, in Jesus’ name. If I am doing the good, God, right thing, the Lord will stand up on my behalf. Whatever the thief is planning to do has no power and even if I am persecuted and die, I live forever with the Lord.
If I compromise, as it says in Revelation, I will burn with the devil in the lake of fire along with all cowards when the time of judgment comes. So, I am not going to be ashamed of the gospel of Christ. I will not back down when intimidated about doing the right thing and believing the right thing and standing for the right thing. To the contrary, we have a God-given right to do that and nobody can take it away, in Jesus’ name. We may be persecuted for it and oppressed for it, but we are not backing down on it and we will love not our lives to the death. We will not compromise what God has put in our hearts and what is true about Him.
Someday you can talk to the martyrs who gave their lives for the belief, not willing to compromise with the world and the evil. We are to stand up, speak the truth and act on it in Christ Jesus. The only way good will overpower evil is if people stand up in the Lord. Not in the flesh, but in the power of God’s Spirit, in the wisdom and love of the Lord.
Love in Jesus,
September 2, 2021. Something you once did and took for granted that you would always do has disappeared. You miss it so much. You don’t know if it will ever return, you want it badly, but you aren’t sure you’ll get it. Someone who knows about the problem will say something that will bring you hope. Hang on to that hope. Think about it. Speak about it. Believe you’ll get it. Move hope into belief. Believe Me for it.
Matthew 9:29 “Then He touched their eyes, saying, “It shall be done to you according to your belief.” Bev Robinson
September 2, 2021. I encourage you not to let yourself be sucked into this world’s pessimism, negativity and cynicism. Satan would have you dwell on all the bad things swirling around you. He is the architect of gloom and despair. Do not get caught up in the misery loves company throng. Hopelessness is the calling card of the lost. Multimedia even indicates and caters to depression as its prevalent diagnosis. May your confidence abound in Me. Let contentment come from within.
Isaiah 11:1-3 (TPT) “The cut-off stump of Jesse will sprout and a fruitful Branch will grow from his roots: The Spirit of Yahweh will rest upon Him, the Spirit of Extraordinary Wisdom, the Spirit of Perfect Understanding the Spirit of Wise Strategy, the Spirit of Mighty Power, the Spirit of Revelation and the Spirit of the Fear of Yahweh. He will find His delight in living by the Spirit of the Fear of the Lord. He will neither judge by appearances nor make His decisions based on rumors.” Kevin Robinson