TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
When the enemy comes against you through temptation, thoughts of lust, fear and doubt, remember Jesus fought the devil in every area and defeated him in your behalf. You can overcome by remembering who you are in Christ. “You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world” (1 Jn 4:4).
THE DEVIL AT YOUR DOOR
I’m not kidding when I say Satan is a cosmic punk. He only has the power we give him, so don’t give him any!
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” – 1 Peter 5:8
This powerless pretender is “like” a roaring lion and he needs our permission to attack!
Many believe this enemy to be a brilliant strategist. This is not true. He may be one of God’s most beautiful creations, but his hatred and pride have taken his power and morphed him into something pitiful and ugly – a relentless opportunist – a schoolyard bully, if you will.
Also notice that this verse warns us to be “sober” and “vigilant.” Beware so you don’t open the door for the devil. He’ll clean your clock every time! Just as Cain. God gave him the same warning thousands of years ago.
Then the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry? And why is your countenance fallen? If you do well, will not your countenance be lifted up? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door; and its desire is for you, but you must master it.” – Genesis 4:6-7
The devil crouches in the shadows just outside the door of your mind, waiting for your guard to be down. When you are not vigilant in trusting God, you open the door for doubt — the devil’s weapon of mass destruction.
It’s been that way for 6,000 years. There is a devil of doubt at the door for every one of us, and if we don’t trust in Jesus’ love and provision, guess who’s coming to dinner?
RIGHT NOW IS A GOOD TIME TO STOP AND ASK GOD TO HELP YOU MASTER THE DEVIL AT YOUR DOOR. TRUST AND OBEY, THEN TRUST SOME MORE! YOU KNOW NO WEAPON FASHIONED AGAINST YOU WILL PROSPER IF YOU MASTER DOUBT!
FROM MY BOOK MIRACLES WITH A MESSAGE