TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD
God wants you walking in power, love and a sound mind. That’s the spirit He has given to you, not the spirit of fear. Let’s stop agreeing with the enemy, and instead, work with the Holy Spirit to cultivate an atmosphere that ushers in His presence.
WHO CONTROLS YOUR ATMOSPHERE?
Our minds, heart and homes are supposed to look a lot more like Heaven than hell, but many of us have invited the devil in the front door of all three.
We may be saved and sealed by the Holy Spirit so no demon can possess us, but we let the devil speak into us through our eyes and ears every day. What television shows do you watch? What music do you listen to and what magazines do you read? What are your conversations with others like? Are they filled with gossip, slander or envy? Are the only people who are right you and your little group?
It’s important to take inventory because you are likely letting evil control your atmosphere.
Fear, anxiety, depression, heartache, regret, outrage, offense – hell likes to stir these up in us when we welcome an ungodly atmosphere. Why are there so many drugs for depression and anxiety? Because Satan is controlling the atmosphere of people’s minds and hearts.
Why are families falling apart? Maybe because the atmosphere of offense, anger, heartache or lust. Anything carnal or sexually charged has hell written all over it. Hell loves to cloud your thinking and emotions through an inappropriately sensual atmosphere because action is soon to follow.
The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
– Galatians 5:19-21
Don’t fall into the trap! Regaining control starts by taking back the atmosphere of your heart and mind. Fill yourself with God-thoughts so that Jesus will come out in your conversations and actions.
Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is admirable –if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me – put it into practice. And the God of Peace will be with you.
– Philippians 4:8-9
The Bible gives us a simple recipe for success and the reward is tremendous! You see, Jesus is the “Prince of Peace” for a reason – to come against the prince of the power of the air. He can slay that dragon once you act and kick the devil our of your head, heart, home and life.
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO CONSIDER THE ATMOSPHERE YOU’RE LIVING WITH AT HOME, WORK, CHURCH AND IN YOUR OWN HEAD. KICK THE DEVIL OUT. FOLLOW THE RECIPE ABOVE FOR AN ATMOSPHERE WHERE GOD CAN WORK ALL THINGS FOR YOUR GOOD.
From my book: GOOD OVERCOMES EVIL