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TAKE BACK WHAT THE ENEMY HAS STOLEN

7 REASONS YOU CAN TAKE BACK WHAT THE ENEMY HAS STOLEN

“I went to the enemy’s camp and I took back what he stole from me.

“Took back what he stole from me.

“Took back what he stole fr

om me….

“He’s under my feet.”

The words of “Enemy’s Camp” are much more than a snappy tune…they are scriptural fact.

Here are seven indisputable reasons why you can take back what the enemy has stolen from you.

First, you’re not alone. Deuteronomy 20:1 in the New Living Translation says:

“When you go out to fight your enemies and you face horses and chariots and an army greater than your own, do not be afraid. The Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, is with you!”

Second, you’re not going to fight the battlebecause 2 Chronicles 20:15 says:

“. . . Thus saith the LORD unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s.”

Third, there is only one thing you have to do. Mark 5:36 says:

“. . . Be not afraid, only believe.”

Fourth, if you’re going to face your enemies . . . call in reinforcements. Psalm 118:5-6 in The Living Bible says:

“In my distress I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me and rescued me. He is for me! How can I be afraid? What can mere man do to me?”

Fifth, anyone who opposes you opposes Him. Exodus 23:22

“But if you will indeed listen to and obey His voice … I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries.”

Sixth, you will come out of the battle unharmed. Psalm 118:6 in the Message Bible says:

“…who would dare lay a hand on me?”

Seventh, you’ve got protection stronger than Superman’s cape or Spiderman’s web. Hebrews 13:5-6 in the Amplified Bible says:

“So we take comfort and are encouraged and confidently and boldly say, The Lord is my Helper; I will not be seized with alarm [I will not fear or dread or be terrified]. What can man do to me?”

Never allow the enemy to know when he’s hit you in a weak or vulnerable spot…instead call on and out the heavy artillery. . .the Word of God and you’ll win every victory.

Don’t let the enemy know what you’re thinking and feeling. . .but always talk things over with God.

When you know the truth. . .you need to act on it.

Harold Herring

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Trust in the Lord

Proverbs 3:5–6
I trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
Believing leads to trusting. Leaning on “our own understanding” often means adopting the world’s ways of relieving stress—things like alcohol or drugs or mindless entertainment. Instead, we are to trust His Word as our ultimate guide to a stress-reduced life. David says, “I sought the LORD, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears” (Psalm 34:4). David knew that by seeking the Lord and sharing his troubles with Him that perhaps he would find favor with Him. The

Lord in turn answered him and calmed him down.

Violate faith… remember your past.

The number one thing that violates people’s faith is remembrance of the past. Condemnation is the devil’s favorite tool. In your case and mine, like most, it is probably your memories of past failures and disappointments, hurt that keep you from enjoying God’s highest and best.

Paul said, “…this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before” (Phil. 3:13).

We don’t need to be reminded of our mistakes. Those who preach condemnation annoy me. Some preachers think they are helping people by dredging up their past. Those things don’t need to be dug up. Leave them under the blood! God has forgiven you. You must forgive yourself.

The Bible tells us, “…If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature:” [altogether a new creation, a new type of being] “old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (2 Cor. 5:17). By the blood of Jesus we have become a new creation, and a new spirit has been recreated inside us. Unfortunately, we still have the same mind, and that old mind easily remembers all of our past failures.

Even our body has a certain amount of intelligence of its own; it remembers things. It remembers pleasure in sin. (Heb. 11:25.) It remembers pain. It has certain tastes and appetites. It craves some things and avoids other things.

The way we deal with our bodies is to yield our bodies unto God. Present your bodies “…a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service” (Rom. 12:1).

We renew our minds with the Word of God. Don’t fall into Satan’s trap of remembrance. Don’t keep going back into the dark failures of your past. Once your sins are under the blood, God does not revisit them and neither should you.

Notice again what He said concerning the covenant He will make with His people “after those days”: I will be their God and they will be My people. He will put His statutes in their hearts, and in their minds He will write them. He will remember their iniquities no more. (Heb. 10:16.) With this covenant, other scriptures tell us He said, “…I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people” (Heb. 8:10).

Let’s not remind God of something He chose to forget. Think about it for a moment. God has chosen to forget our sins and iniquities. He says, “I will remember them no more.” If words mean anything, this should tell us that God doesn’t want us reminding

He will make with His people “after those days”: I will be their God and they will be My people. He will put His statutes in their hearts, and in their minds He will write them. He will remember their iniquities no more. (Heb. 10:16.) With this covenant, other scriptures tell us He said, “…I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people” (Heb. 8:10).

God has already forgiven us of all our sins, but most people have not forgiven themselves. Religion hasn’t helped. It exacerbates the problem. How many times have you heard, “We are but worms and mere sinners, saved by grace.”

No, we’re not! Not since the blood of Jesus was applied to our lives. We were sinners, but now we are the children of God. Yes, my old man was a sinner. He had bad blood, spiritually speaking. But that old man is dead,

and I am now a child of God !

 

 

If God is for us, who can be against us?

Once, it seemed, I was visited by every demon in South Africa, Africa. As I lay awake, alone on my bed, the night after night, a parade of demons passed through my dreams and my room. I saw them as clearly as you are seeing the words on this book. They came though the walls. Each one was more hideous than the next. They were similar in appearance to the pagan idols and tribal masks you may have seen, but more grotesque. Each foul spirit would approach me in turn, coming extremely close to my face, glaring at me with their unimaginably evil eyes, then passing out of sight through the wall behind my head, only to be replaced by a creature even more bizarre. Night after night I saw them.

I suppose the word had gotten out among the demon population of Africa: A woman of God is here—let’s pay her a visit.

Obviously this spectacle was meant to intimidate me. I was unmoved. I rose up and said quietly and calmly, “Okay, now you’ve seen me, and I’ve seen you, and I’m here to do the works of God—I plead the blood of Jesus—now be gone.” Then I just lay back down and went to sleep, peacefully.

What had I to fear ??  Jesus had conquered Satan, along with these sorry minions, two thousand years ago.

We are yet celebrating the victory that Jesus won for us at Calvary. We don’t have to fear demons. To their surprise, Jesus utterly defeated them from within hell itself.

All of the inhabitants of hell surrounded Jesus. For a time He seemed disarmed and defenseless. But God held the trump card. Things were going as planned. Hell’s celebration was premature.

HEBREWS 2:14

14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.

What the demons didn’t realize is that Jesus, the Scapegoat, was yet covered in His own heavenly blood. Remember, eternal life is resident in the blood of the Lamb. The operative word here is “eternal.” Because it is eternal, then it could not have been destroyed. It transcended death and hell. Yes, definitely! The spiritual essence of His blood was still upon Him.

Think back to Calvary. As long as Jesus had heaven’s blood inside Him, He could not become sin. But when it was pumped out of Him, only then could he receive sin and death. (See 2 Cor. 5:21.) Jesus would never have been able to die, spiritually or physically, if His blood had remained in Him. There was just too much life in it for that to happen.

Psalm 22:14 says, “I am poured out like water….” His heart broke and His blood poured out. Only after His life poured out did sin come in. The plan was for Jesus to become sin so that He could gain entry into hell.

To the demons, it truly appeared that God had lost the war as Christ suffered the terrors of hell. Satan thought that he had won. What he didn’t understand is that the soul of the Son of God was covered with His own spiritual blood!

For three earth-days Jesus experienced the unimaginable. The combined sufferings of every person who had ever lived, or who would ever live upon the earth, were laid upon Him. It was all the sin of the world at once.

Revelation 12:10-11 says that we overcome the accuser by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony. Blood and light! The saber of light comes out of our mouths now, as we speak His Word.

If God is for us, who can be against us???

Call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver you,

This morning my spirit was recharged within me once again…as I realized that as a Christian I serve a God as no other.  In God’s word, we are reassured that “…the Kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of Power.” Our Lord Jesus Christ says, “…..All Authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.” Mathew 28:18.  Jesus Christ is POWER…power he has given you and I to use IN HIS NAME.

The early church appreciated this Power which they used as they shared the message about the love of God for mankind; and stood in prayer with and for one another.  A relationship with God was not mere talk, but Power; thus the great works the LORD manifested in their lives and community.

Jesus is noted to have said to those in need around him … “and as you have believed, so be unto you” Mathew 8:13; and to another “according to your faith be it unto you”Mathew 9:29.  Didn’t the Lord Jesus Christ say that we will do even greater works than those that he did? John14:12   As I pondered upon this verse in light of the ever increasing pains around us… it was impressed upon me that as a Christian, I need to have faith in God…faith in his POWER…faith that God answers prayers.

In our lives, at one time or another…we do encounter troubling moments, however when we lose faith in God/faith in Prayer; then despair rules over our lives.   God gives us his word that“call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.” Psalms 50:15.      In moments of difficulty… join hands with a brother or sister in a prayer of agreement. God says, “Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven.”  Mathew 18:19.    God ministers to us in our times of pain; and as He answers our prayers, HE gives us peace and we glorify HIM through our lives.

Today, It is through you and I that we will see the greater manifestation of the POWER of God.  To tap into God’s Power… purpose to draw near to God by meditating upon the Word of God; and continually seek God’s face in Prayer.   

 “Come near to God and he will come near to you” James 4:8.

 

 

 

 

YOU ARE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD

If you walk out of your home tonight and get into your car, all the devil will see is a ball of fire. In the spirit world, in the sight of the angels and demons, there is pure light beaming out of you, illuminating your automobile. As you drive down the road, that light shines forth into the spiritual darkness brighter than your headlights shine forth into the physical darkness.

From God’s viewpoint in heaven, a dark sedan is going this way, and another dark sedan is going that way.

Suddenly down the road comes a ball of holy fire! “There goes one of my children!” says the Lord.

When you enter your house, say, “Thank God, the blood of Jesus is upon this house.” Your house is lit up! Later that evening, the lights in the neighborhood begin to flicker out. One after the other, the houses go dark. You turn off your lights, but your house keeps shining brightly because you are a child of light! A believer lives in your house, and believers are never in the dark.

The adversary prowls around in the shadows, “seeking whom he may devour” (1 Peter 5:8). Evil spirits slip through the atmospheric heaven, looking

for victims. Hate and anger is trying to enter one home. Strife is trying to enter another. Cancer is prowling here. Madness is lurking there. Adultery is searching for an open door.

Evil cannot visit your home if your home is full of light. The powers of darkness cannot penetrate the light. The bloodline drawn around your home is a line Satan cannot cross.

“In him was life; and the life was the light of men” (John 1:4). You are a child of light (Eph. 5:8). “Ye are the light of the world…” (Matt. 5:14).

This was the revelation Satan didn’t want you to have. Now you know how utterly powerless he is when it comes to the blood of Jesus. What are you going to do with this knowledge? As it says in Revelation 12:11, you are going to overcome him by the blood of the Lamb and the word of your testimony.

I will fight for you. You need to be still.

My friend, if all is silent and dark in your life now, and you feel like you have been left out in the cold, just know that Jesus came to be your Savior at such a time as this.

He was not born in the comfort of a warm, cosy room, but in a cold manger. There was no room for Him in the inn (see Luke 2:7), so that there will always be room at the cross for your healing, deliverance, wholeness and provision, and a mansion in heaven waiting for you!

Jesus was born very quietly, so quietly that the Bible says that only a group of shepherds came to Him, while the rest of Bethlehem slept (see Luke 2:8–9). Like manna falling quietly from heaven in the Old Testament, the true bread from heaven came quietly. It was a silent night, but that was not all.

Jesus was also born during the darkest time in Israel’s history. Israel was under the tyrannical rule of the Romans. It was during this time, when everything was so dark, that Jesus was born. Beloved, He will come to you in the darkest period of your life.

On that cold and silent night, the shepherds were afraid when the angel of the Lord stood before them. But the angel said, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”

It was not a judge or lawgiver who was born. It was a mighty Savior. He came to save His people. He came to save you and me. So even if you are in a cold, dark period of your life, don’t be afraid—the Savior has come and He will save you to the uttermost!

No matter what is going on in your life, you could have been hurt my family or friends, your financial situation or even a Church could hurt you, but the Lord says.

Trust Me….. I will fight for you. You need to be still.

 

 

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