Answer Every Attack of the Enemy with the Word, Mind Attacks, Spiritual Warfare

Don’t Allow the Enemy to Make You Your Own Worst Enemy – And How to Win the Battles

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God’s sons and daughters can allow the enemy to plant lies and accept them as their own, allowing them to also become rooted. Thus, the enemy can succeed in making a child of God their own worst enemy.

HOW TO WIN THESE BATTLES…

1. Know the Word for yourself, so you are always ready to answer the enemy with it to take every thought (lie) captive and make them obey Christ, the Word.

“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,” (2 Corinthians 10:4-5).

For example, when the mind is attacked with the lie of the enemy:

LIE: “You’re never going to be free from that situation.”

Answer with the promise of God, believing it as fact, “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers us from them all,” (Psalm 34:19). Since this promise is for you, you can also boldly and confidently say, “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers ME from them all.”

LIE: “You’ll always be sick and lame.”

Answer with a promise of God, believing it as fact, “Be Jesus’ stripes, I WAS healed.” Or, from Proverbs 4:20-22, “God’s Word is life and health to my body, so I speak His Word to my body and it has life and health.”

Note, the enemy will also use people around you to speak his lies, even God’s children, because they don’t know the Word for themselves.

Knowing the Word for ourselves doesn’t mean knowing it second hand through a pastor who may or may not even be interpreting the Word correctly depending on his willingness to fully submit to the Holy Spirit as his main Teacher and Guide through the Word.

We are blessed to live in a time where, as we learn the Word, we can easily search for any promise of God related to our situation online. It’s a great idea to print or write out the promises and put them where you can easily see them, pray and declare them.

2. Know there is an enemy seeking to steal, kill, and destroy, seeking whom he MAY devour.

“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly,” (John 10:10).

If one is unaware to begin with of the reality of an enemy who isn’t into child’s play but is seeking to steal from, destroy, and kill us, then one can become the thief’s effortless, easily devoured prey.

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour,” (1 Peter 5:8).

A child of God doesn’t have to become a MAY. What posture must we stay in to avoid the snake’s devouring? Sober. Vigilant. Readied with the Word. And God says we can be kept in perfect peace through it because our minds are fixed on Him.

“You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You,” (Isaiah 26:3).

He wouldn’t say it if it were not possible. This will only happen when we get His Word, promises, and truth rooted in us.

“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you,” (Philippians 4:8-9).

The Word of God fully equips us for everything the enemy throws at us.

3. Know born again believers are under a new covenant, established and paid in full by Jesus, with new and better promises and that we are no longer slaves but children of God.

“But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises,” (Hebrews 8:6).

God is not dealing with us as He did in the law under a blessing and cursing covenant. Jesus fully fulfilled the law for us and took all its curse upon Himself. E.g. The curse of the law included sickness which Jesus took all of on His body by His stripes.

“I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty,” (2 Corinthians 6:18).

“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name,” (John 1:12).

“But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!” Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ,” (Galatians 4:4-7).

To summarize, it all boils down to knowing the Word for ourselves and walking with the Lord by the Spirit, knowing the full power of God dwells in every child of God.

“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him,” (Hebrews 11:6).

That He is, is the Great I AM who rewards those who diligently – how? – diligently seek Him.

I pray this helps and blesses someone who really needs it. It is the calling of every believer to build up his sisters and brothers.

Autism, Healing, PANDAS / PANS

A Spirit Led Prayer on Healing (Based on James 4:7)

James 4 7 healing prayer

A new way the Holy Spirit has led me to pray.

I equate every sickness and disease with the enemy. Since the devil is a liar, I also equate sickness and disease with lies when I pray for healing for my son from autism and PANDAS.

Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

JAMES 4:7

Prayers

  • Therefore I submit to You, God, resist OCD for (child’s name), and it will flee from him/her in the name of Jesus, amen.
  • Therefore I submit to You, God, resist body tics for (child’s name), and it will flee from him/her in the name of Jesus, amen.
  • Therefore I submit to You, God, resist fears and false imaginations and predications for (child’s name), and they will flee from him/her in the name of Jesus, amen.
  • When my son begins to have body tics and can’t control his arms etc., I speak to him and say. That is a LIE in your body and must go NOW in the name of Jesus, amen.

I am seeing the Lord work through these prayers. Hallelujah!

Encouragement, Uncategorized

Get Excited About the Small Clouds – A Word of Encouragement

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I’m parenting a child who is afflicted with autism and PANDAS and standing on the Word for his total healing. One of the most challenging symptoms is extreme inflexibility. This is not willful defiance. It’s fear based. His mind will not allow him to do something differently out of an extreme irrational fear it won’t work out. Lot’s of negative ‘what if’ scenarios.

Recently, he was unable to ‘flex’ on an important issue. This inability to adapt was causing him (and me) great anguish. He also said, “God doesn’t answer my prayers”.

Too long to explain, but I laid him down before the Lord in a different and even greater way than ever before, and I prayed the Word over it. In the flesh, in this natural realm, I was getting nowhere and wearing myself out to tears in my futile, reasoning attempts.

There are many other inflexibility issues still outstanding for him, but after I prayed my new prayer of surrender regarding my son, we had breakthrough on ONE thing he was utterly inflexible about yesterday (after almost 48 hours of hell on earth regarding it), and I am SO grateful to the Lord and EXCITED.

The Lord said to me, Remember Elijah and his excitement about the cloud as small as a man’s hand.

“So he (Elijah’s servant) went up and looked, and said, “There is nothing.”

And seven times he said, “Go again.” 

Then it came to pass the seventh time, that he said, “There is a cloud, as small as a man’s hand, rising out of the sea!”

So he said, “Go up, say to Ahab, Prepare your chariot, and go down before the rain stops you.” 

Now it happened in the meantime that the sky became black with clouds and wind, and there was a heavy rain.”

~ 1 Kings 18:43-45

When his servant reported what he saw, that was it for him. He knew he had the breakthrough, and it was about to pour down rain. A heavy rain.

The Lord says, “Get excited about the small clouds in your life. Celebrate each one because the heavy rain is coming.”

I celebrate this breakthrough. This small cloud because I know the heavy rain is coming. God is our healer. It’s who He is.

In addition, seeds were planted in my son by the Lord that I can prayerfully build on:

  • Flexibility and change can bring blessings and rewards.
  • God gave him ‘eyes to see’ the good that came from change and nothing bad happened when he was able to adapt (even in the very small way it was).
  • God did answer his prayer on this pressing matter, but it just LOOKED different and not exactly how he asked but the answer was still great and showed him flexibility can be good.

This is a huge miracle for my son. Glory to You Lord!!! Glory to my God and my Savior!!!

God's People Perish for Lack of Knowledge, Pray for the Church, Pray for the Lost, Prayer for Those Who Struggle with Homosexuality

It’s Not Hate. True Hate is Letting People Perish Without the Truth and Calling it Love.

2 17 2019 COME UP HIGHER

Regarding a Human Rights Campaign meeting in Charlotte, NC in 2007 to get radical bathroom laws passed, “The goal of these bathroom bills is to strip the rights of Americans…the president of the organization stood and he declared, ‘We will take this city. We will take this state. We will take this nation. And all of you right wing bigots that think you can stand against us, we’ve already got you. You’re laughing at our humor on prime time television in your living rooms every night’…Any self-identifying person, you could go into the bathroom, locker room, shower whatever. They never truly defined self-identification…and that’s fluid (according to these self-identifiers)…This opens the doors for sexual predators.” Fast forward to 2015, “From 2007 to 2015, eight years. While many in the Christian community sat silent and sat quietly, we watched the HRC bring this radical bathroom ordinance to Charlotte and all hell has broken loose ever since.” – Benhman Brothers. Remarks begin around the 50:10 mark. My brief emphasis in parentheses.

“We will take this city. We will take this state. We will take this nation. And all of you right wing bigots that think you can stand against us, we’ve already got you you’re laughing at our humor on prime time television in your living rooms every night.” – HRC President, NC. 

The Holy Spirit really convicted me (not condemned), convicted, and brought it all together for me regarding what I am doing as a Christ follower when I watch entertainment that is contributing to the spiritual demise of this nation, the indoctrination all people including the church and millions of our children.

When I heard the above quote by the HRC President, NC, regarding taking away our freedoms and forcing their wicked agendas on us and our children in such a demonic spirit of pride, it really shook me. 

The Lord said to me:

What does my Word say is needed for the devil to flee from you?

And the verse, “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you,” [James 4:7] immediately rose up into my spirit.

Can you see one big reason the enemy has infiltrated and weakened My church? 

Yes, Lord, I said. We haven’t submitted ourselves to You and forsaken entertainment that promotes the enemy, his agendas, and we’ve been contributing to the indoctrination of the masses by giving it our money, time, ratings, view counts on Netflix, and therefore, the devil HAS NOT fled from us. I see very clearly now that the enemy has been brilliant with making cute and cuddly TV and movie characters who promote his lies, that half-truth thing he always does to deceive to normalize sin and cause even the very elect to call what is good, evil, and what is evil, good.

What else?

I now see very clearly that because the church has not submitted and resisted the devil that we are also contributing to the eternal damnation of many, including potentially our own children. In the name of love, not offending others, and tolerance, we are sending a message that people should continue in their sins without eternal consequences. We are laughing at and enjoying entertainment that is causing them to choose eternal damnation and living a lie, an imitation life here, over Your gift of salvation, over true love, Yours. And we can sit baffled as to why the world is spiraling into derangement and darkness, when we’ve played along with the devil in it all.

I am calling My church higher, for full and true submission, so the devil will flee from it. Will you come up higher with Me? 

“If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple.” Will you walk away from shows and characters you love and deny yourself and stop contributing the the eternal damnation of others. “Yes, Lord. Good-bye, Jack. Good-bye Rebbecca. Good-bye, Randall. Good-bye, Kate. Good-bye, Kevin.” Saying good-bye to This is Us because it is now being used to indoctrinate our children and normalize homosexuality using a child character on it, thus saying to all children watching, “This is okay. This evil is good. This thing that will keep you from from heaven is normal. This idol and god of making sexual identity your identity instead of Christ is the way.”

This is not religion. This is truth. And the homosexual agenda happens to be the subject of this post because of the video above that I recently viewed and what the Lord put on my heart is not just for me.

But let’s remember Proverbs 6:16-19 with my comments in brackets…

These six things the Lord hates,
Yes, seven are an abomination to Him:
A proud look, [those cliques IN churches that gossip, condemn, and look down on people]
A lying tongue,
Hands that shed innocent blood,
A heart that devises wicked plans, [See the latest news on how mega Pastor James MacDonald was just fired,  fell and fell hard? Part of the reason, he was devising wicked plans. How could a man of God not remember that everything planned in secret would be brought into the light? (Luke 8:17) As if God’s eyes were not on him every moment. We must all be discerning lest the enemy cause any of us to fall.]
Feet that are swift in running to evil,
A false witness who speaks lies,
And one who sows discord among brethren. [Happens in the church ALL the time. Like God’s people are just ready and waiting to pounce on each other to condemn].

“But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea” (Mark 9:42).
“If your brother, the son of your mother, your son or your daughter, the wife of your bosom, or your friend who is as your own soul, secretly entices you, saying, ‘Let us go and serve other gods,’ which you have not known, neither you nor your fathers” (Deuteronomy 13:6).

Prayer

Father, that Your church come up higher and no longer contribute to the spiritual demise of others and this nation. That we submit ourselves to You fully, resist the devil, so he will flee from us always. Grace us with the strength to say no to the lies of the enemy and to stop contributing financially or in any way to the eternal downfall of others. Remind us continually that we are in a spiritual battle with an enemy that hates us and never plays fair. Help Your church get its act together as we are losing souls every day because of our inability to follow You according to Your Word. And that all those who have been deceived and confused and have had their identities stolen by the enemy come to know the Truth, gain their TRUE identities in Him, and the best love of their lives through Jesus Christ. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Praying for those still in need of Jesus

If your identity has been stolen by the enemy and you are living the homosexual lifestyle, struggle with gender confusion, etc. God loves you, I love you, and Jesus died for You to give you your true identity. I pray you accept His love for you today, that your give it all to Him. He loves you, will teach you, and show you the way. Also know that the church as a whole is not the perfect representation of God because many do not fully submit themselves to God, and that is not on God, it is on them for settling for less and brining damage to His name. Get to know Him for yourself and you will see, feel His love, His presence, and be set free from your pain, anger, and torment. Yes, it is a process, but He will walk you through it all. God is love and mercy and His arms are open to you.

It’s Not Hate. It’s ‘NO’ to Indoctrinate. True Hate is Letting People Perish Without the Truth and calling it Love.

Healing, Prayers for Healing, Uncategorized

The NAME Above Every Name – A Prayer for Healing

The name above every name - a prayer for healing

Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

PHILIPPIANS 2:9-11

Prayer

Lord, we rebuke every affliction attacking, (name), at the root and command them to go and never return in the name of Jesus. Grace us to keep our eyes solely on You, Lord Jesus, and You ARE the Word.

Let the storms around, (name), melt like wax in Your presence. All afflictions have a name and You are the NAME above all names so we squash every bit of sickness, disease, the demonic affecting, (name) in JESUS’ name, amen.