Romans 8:23 – Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body. 

Jesus was the first-fruits of all who have fallen asleep, leading the way in life after death. As His brothers and sisters, we have the same Spirit that rose Him from the dead, leading the way for others to redemption and salvation. All authority in Heaven and on Earth has been given to King Jesus and He has given authority to those His Spirit indwells. Don’t accept sickness, pain and death as part of life. Stand against it with the authority of Christ. 

Declaration: I’m an agent of heaven. I bring the redemption of Christ. There is healing in my hands. 


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 like 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. 

Friends, 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? Stand at the door ready for the attack and let the enemy know he’s not invited.

From my book: Miracles with a Message