Daily Devotional – 7/8/19 “You got the power but …”

I’m going to say, well type this and it may cause some upset or it could allow you to look at self but however you take it, take it. You can’t keep getting mad when weapons form against you. You cannot keep losing hope when your patience is tested. You cannot give up every time the enemy try you. You can’t fight every person who wags their tongue at you. Truthfully, you can, if you want but how has that worked for you so far? Beloved, the word of God says in Isaiah 54:17, “No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; And every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their vindication is from Me,” declares the LORD.” Here’s the thing … how will you know the weapon won’t prosper if you keep cussing the weapons forming? How will you know you have the power to condemn those who accuse you, in judgment, if you don’t let them talk? How will you know the power of God’s vindication if you keep trying to fight folk yourself?

Baby, God’s word says in Mark 16:17-18, “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” If you believe, Bible says, you’ll pickup snakes and drink poison and it will not hurt you. HOW WILL YOU KNOW THE POWER YOU POSSESS IF YOU DON’T EVER GET CLOSE ENOUGH TO DANGER? You can’t tell folk, the poison didn’t kill me, if you don’t drink it. You can’t testify, I was in the midst of snakes (I’m talking about folk) whom I hugged and held, and their bite didn’t harm me, if you don’t get close enough? How can you shout, I came out the storm if you curse every doggone storm that shows up? The trials we must face, isn’t because God ain’t got nothing else to do but test us. The trials and tests, heartache, pain, storms, loss … they happen to prove what God has promised. Stop cursing what God has sent to demonstrate the power you possess. You got the power, but it has to be tested, every once in a while.

Daily Devotional – 7/8/16 “We have the power!”

If you don’t think it’s time to pray, fast, lie on our face in submission to God, cast out demons and cover our families with the blood of Jesus; keep watching! I don’t even know what to write about today because my soul, my spirit and my heart is heavy. Heavy from the lives that are being lost senselessly. Heavy from the thought of folk who have to bury their loved ones too soon. Heavy over not knowing what to do. Just plain heavy. We are living in a time where evil is more widespread and it’s even more bold. Evil is now staring Saints in the face and we’re the ones running. Evil is showing up on our jobs and we won’t say anything out of fear of who might hear us. Evil is showing up at our schools and we’re scared of calling the name of Jesus because it goes against the rules. Evil is showing up at our places of worship and we’ve become comfortable enough to fellowship with it. Evil is bold enough to sit at the dinner table with us and take over the conversation. We no longer allow evil to ride because we’ve allowed it to drive. We’ve gotten complacent and it’s showing in our worship. We’ve gotten comfortable, let our guard down and now we no longer have the power to cast out the things that don’t belong. Where is God in your life?

Our fight

Y’all, I’ve told you this before but it’s time out for the patty cake prayer, this feel good preaching, this soft worship and limited fasting. It’s time out for playing with the enemy thinking you won’t get hurt. It’s time out for inviting the enemy over and thinking he won’t stay long. It’s time out for getting the enemy’s benefits thinking he won’t come back to collect what’s due. Chile, before I even begin speaking about the enemy; I let it be known he has no power over me. Before I even begin typing about him, I declare God’s protection over me. Before I tell you about him, I let it be known; it’s not to glorify him but it’s to denounce him. See, you have to do these things because usually when you call someone’s name or talk about them, they show up. Nawl chile, I don’t need him showing up in my life; I’m covered by the Lord! This is why we have to cover ourselves in the blood of Jesus. We are children of God and He has given us dominion and power. You don’t have to believe me but take God at His word. For it says in Luke 10:19, “Look, I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy, and you can walk among snakes and scorpions and crush them. Nothing will injure you.” And it goes on to say in Luke 10:20, “But don’t rejoice because evil spirits obey you; rejoice because your names are registered in heaven.” This means, don’t boast when the enemy flees by your command but rejoice for the fact that God is pleased with your fight!

–We have the power!