Revelation 12:17 – And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

From the very beginning, there was war between the Devil and the children of God. Many are terrified by the dragon. But here is the truth about dragons: they are not real. The meanest, scariest form of the enemy is boloney. Don’t waste your time being a professional dragon slayer. Be a mighty giant slayer. Giants in the land are real.

Declaration: I will not fight what is not real. I’m a giant slayer who knows the plans and purposes of God are to do good and glorify Him. 

Get With the Program

You need to be famous for who you stand with – Who you stand for. That is the Jesus Christ way of doing things. Amen.

So the angel of the Lord shows up to Joseph, not in person but in a dream. That’s very interesting because the angel of the Lord showed up to Mary in person but he showed up to Joseph in a dream. And the angel tells Joseph this is real and he needs to get with the program. Boom. Dream over. 

Joseph wakes up and knows this is real. Again, the character of Mary and Joseph is so different. God doesn’t have to perform a hundred miracles for them to get with the program. They immediately recognize what and where God is, and get into alignment for their assignment. 

Mary and Joseph could be trusted with this thing and there has probably never been two other human beings God could trust with this miraculous birth the way that He was able to trust Mary and Joseph. Can God trust you like that? Or does He have to jump through a thousand hoops and send dozens of confirmations to get you to cooperate with Him? 

Mary cooperated by saying yes despite the possibility of being stoned to death by those who would not believe her, including her beloved Joseph. Joseph got with God’s program. He not only spared Mary, but took the ridicule, shame, and weight of every accusation upon his own shoulders.

They are famous for who they stood with – each other – and who they stood for – Jesus, son of God Almighty. Can the same be said of you? Stand for Jesus. Get with God’s program for your life and walk in your destiny. I promise it will be indescribable!

“But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world.” – 1 Peter 5:9