NOT TODAY DEVIL!
This morning I heard the Lord say, “Repeat after Me; Not today devil! Today is the day of salvation and you are not permitted to steal it away. Turn around and go back to your pit of fear!”
As we know, every day we have breath is a gift of God, and being every day is a gift, then every day is also the day of our salvation to behold.
2 Corinthians 6:2 “God says, ’At the right time I heard you. On the day of salvation, I helped you.’ Listen, now is God’s acceptable time! Now is the day of salvation!”
Within the word salvation are the following meanings - deliverance, rescue, safety, welfare, prosperity, victory. Therefore, within this day - this very day you are in right now, God’s will for you is to receive the deliverance you need; to be rescued from whatever you might need to be rescued from; to be safe; to be in a state of doing well in all areas of your life; to be successful and thrive; and to be an over-comer and achieve success against whatever odds you might be facing. In fact, this is His will for each one of us every single day of life. When? Now!
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 This is truth and the Lord’s heart for us. Anything other than that is a lie from the enemy to cause confusion and hopelessness and to discredit the promises of God.
The word says, “Keep your mind clear, and be alert. Your opponent the devil is prowling around like a roaring lion as he looks for someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8
“So, place yourselves under God’s authority. Resist the devil, and he will run away from you.” James 4:7
According to the two above verses, our enemy is on the prowl to see who will fall prey to his attacks of the mind. Whether it be doubt, confusion, fear, critical thoughts, or that of sin. But the Lord has the solution already mapped out for us. That is; Give ourselves entirely over to the Lord – our thoughts as well as our actions, and resist the devil by simply saying “No! Now GO!”
Our enemy is cunning but he has no more power over us or in our lives than what we allow him to have. Yes, there are times when we become deceived and maybe he gets a foothold and gains control into our lives, but the truth of the matter is, even if for a time we’ve given him that entry, we always have the right and authority to take the control and access back from the enemy and hand it over to the Lord where everything we have rightfully belongs. It’s a matter of recognizing who we belong to and that we have the spiritual legal authority to take back and hold onto all ground we may have knowingly or unknowingly surrendered. By recognizing the Holy Spirit dwells within us, we understand taking back ground of our lives is one in the same as surrendering our lives unto the Lord’s authority.
So, today, tomorrow or the next time you hear the footsteps of the enemy prowling and seeking to devour, make up your mind to not allow anything to be stolen even for a moment and declare, “Not today devil. Today is the day of my salvation and you are not permitted to steal it away. Turn around and go back to your pit of fear!”
In Jesus’ Name,
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