“Before They Even Get Started
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Every time you look up it seems like the world, your flesh, or the devil is pushing you ruining your day: anger, stress, frustration, fear, hopelessness, rage, doubt, unbelief, and all other kinds of things. And the thing about it is most of the time you see it coming even before it gets there. You hear their tone of voice and you say to yourself, “She is already trying to get on my nerves.” You see his actions and you say to yourself, “He is trying to push my buttons.” I want to expose a lie set in the church (the body of Christ) which keeps the doorway of your heart open. This lie allows the devil to come into your life any time he wants. The world, your flesh (feelings and/or emotions), and the devil will lead you to believe they can rob you any time they want. They can rob you of your peace, joy, courage and hope, and faith. I have come by to serve notice the devil is a liar. As a child of God, you must know this truth: The devil only has the power to do something to you if you let him.

If you say, “I do not know what happened. I just could not help myself. My feelings and emotions just took over.” Do not get mad at me when I say this, but they did not take over. You allowed them to take over. Many people have limited this one truth to marriage between man and woman. God’s Word says, “What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.” (Mark 10:9) But I believe this holds true in your relationship with God. For the Word of God says, “But he (she) that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.” (I Corinthians 6:17 [emphasis added]) When you become one with God through Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit, He gives you his peace. This is what Jesus himself said. “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: . . .” (John 14:27) What the Lord gave you, no witch, curse, power, principalities, hex, demon, or devil can take from you. To many of my children are giving their peace, hope, power, and authority away to the enemy. They have given them away by reacting to the enemy instead of responding with my Word, says the Lord God Almighty.

Did you know  you can stop from cursing the person out even before they get started? When they start talking crazy to you, you can stop the fight before it gets started by saying, It Is Written. “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your (my) mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.” (Ephesians 4:29 [emphasis added]) Even if you say it within yourself, it puts the world, your flesh, and especially, the devil on notice you are about to stop this before it even gets started. When they come at you all willy nilly, hoping to get you scared so you can react to the situation. When you feel fear trying to creep up in your mind, heart, and soul, you can stop it dead in its tracks even before it gets started by saying, It Is Written. “For God hath not given us (me) the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (II Timothy 1:7 [emphasis added]) When the enemy comes in, trying to rob you of your hope about the situation you are in, you can stop him even before he gets started by saying, It Is Written. “Be of good courage, and he (God himself) shall strengthen your (my) heart . . .” (Psalm 31:24 [emphasis added])

You are a child of the Most High God. Jesus said, “Behold, I give unto you power . . ., and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” (Luke 10:19) The enemy of your soul can do no more to you than what you allow. As a matter of fact, you have the power and the authority to stop them before they even get started. For it is written:

The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.” (Proverbs 17:14 [emphasis added])

Get in the Word of God daily. It will equip you (supply with the necessary items for a particular purpose) to stop the devil dead in his tracks before he can even get started.

Be Blessed!
 
 
byErick Young