Did you know God not only has given us the tools we need to fight our spiritual battles, but he also gives us warning signs in advance if we will only listen and obey!
What is that you ask? How is this possible? Well, allow me to share a little quick story and then of course scripture along with it because after all, that is a story of God without his word and promise!
So in my days of old, I would feel and hear the spirit speaking to me from within of something that would deal with my emotions and or actions, basically, that would deal with my conduct and or the issues of the heart. This was not surprising to me at all especially when for the last 15 years when I read through old journals to God, I would constantly be asking him this scripture
“Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my anxieties, and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
Boy did David know how to ask God about his heart! I would earnestly pray this daily and still do actually because I know that the heart is the area God desires in us the most, so why not give it to him to examine and cleanse.
So about a month or so ago I felt the spirit leading me into something, and then had a revelation to something God has placed on my heart, which you would think I would have already known, especially being a believer my whole life! But you know that when God turns the light on in a certain area of your life, that light cannot be turned off and ignites a change in your heart!
That light was the knowledge to take control of my every thought, to not allow the enemy to download thoughts into my head. See the enemy will try to lie to you and get you to act out on your emotions in a negative way; a way that is opposite of the way God calls us to react to things or situations in our verbal and conduct. The only way the demonic (Satan and his minions) can do this is to try to download “his” thoughts into your head, so that you will listen to the thought, then accept it (or as I call it download) to your brain and once it is in your head or your thoughts, it becomes “your” thoughts.
What I mean by this is that if you think of something that affects you, your life or loved ones long enough and by long enough I mean even for 5 seconds (go ahead try it!) You will begin to actually carry on those thoughts, as if by imagination you will create in your mind a story based on that one thought… do you get what I am saying? Some call it daydreaming, call it what you want but realize this is how Satan sneaks his lies and beliefs into your mind, and you take off with it and create your own horror story of worry, fear, and anxiety.
And all Satan had to do was implant a thought, HIS thought and you allow it to be downloaded into your brain, and your brain being as creative and clever as it is (God is so cool in how he made us!) we can literally within 25 seconds create a whole new world of a scenario filled with lies and fear… Crazy isn’t it! Like a virtual reality world and we sometimes allow Satan to set the scenery of this virtual world we are thinking in at that moment. So when God turned on the light to this information for me, I began to use it immediately! See God showed me spiritually what happens in the spirit realm when all of this takes place in our carnal realm and when God shows such me such a visual example and allows my carnally minded eyes to have the veil removed so that I can see behind enemy lines as I like to call it, I listen and pay attention and use the tool she has just shown me!
So a thought would come in my head, for example on my way into the shower a thought of death popped near my ear (because see I haven’t allowed it into my mind) and as soon as I realized that these thoughts were contrary to Gods word and those things I am to meditate on, I instantly recognized it and asked God what to do, like in what kind of way do I handle this. And God told me “tell it where to go”. So I did just that! And within a second every single thought of death or anything associated with it was instantly gone, poof just like that and I could not remember or ponder on what I was even getting ready to think about -death, but instead was filled with a blank state of joy! Praise God!
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy- meditate on these things. Philippians 4:8
Okay, so now you get the sense of what I am talking about right! So God had shown me this is a very powerful spiritual way within the last couple months and once I realized that God was showing me something in my heart and I “obeyed” and practiced what he had shown me and began using this in my daily walk. See it’s different when we think we know something because we hear it and know that the word of God tells us this, but it is only fruitful in your life when you begin to ACT on it in your life out of obedience on a daily basis!
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled. 2 Corinthians 10:3-6
This scripture could seriously be imprinted onto my breastplate of righteousness! See at the end it not only says to bring every thought captive but also be ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled. In order for this to happen, I have to obey, and when God begins to put things on your heart that needs to change for YOUR GOOD, trust in him that it needs to be done in obedience the moment he begins to bring it to your attention.
The reason why this it is so important to be tuned to what God is trying to do in your heart the moment he shows this to you is because when God begins to show us matters of the heart that he sees we need a change it; it is usually right at the ordained time that God tries to give us time to practice what he is showing us with obedience and discipline in ourselves to do what he has placed in your heart to do. Because it is needed for something you will soon encounter such as an attack of the enemy working behind the scenes to destroy you, your emotions and your faith most importantly and all of these will have an effect in your daily life!
See God has truly given us every weapon of warfare we need, and not just given it to us but will actually prepare you and tell you which exact weapon to pick up and start to use in a specific time that you will need it! God is always a million steps ahead of Satan, and Satan knows this that is why he tries so hard to get us to believe his lies instead of listening to God and obeying God because Satan knows that God has given us every weapon to fight against and have victory over Satan and all his schemes against us “ahead of time.”
I urge you dear sisters in Christ that you heed to the quiet and gentle spirit of God that is constantly guiding us in our lives and aiding to our every need including our weapons of warfare! So please listen to what God is doing when it comes to your heart and heed his gentle nudge and most importantly obey him, put what he says in his word into practice every day. Yes, it is testing at first, especially when the things he is showing you are things you have done or lived with your entire life such as an attitude adjustment or humbling yourself and biting your tongue or even the thoughts you think which is my case God has worked on me with! But we must, I repeat WE MUST subject all thoughts to the obedience of Christ because the enemy is roaming around like a roaring lion seeking whom he can devour and guess what…. you are prime rib to Satan…. think on that one!
And while God is trying to prepare your armor and weapons for you to grab and use so that he does not have to see you get torn apart by the enemy. Sometimes we are too busy to accept the change God is trying to do in our lives especially when it means having to practice it daily every single minute of every day. It truly is a workout and honestly who enjoys working out! But I assure you once you OBEY and begin to do what God is trying to change in your heart and you begin to allow this change and practice what God is trying to do in your life; you will see how easily it is to do so! I have noticed that when I fully submit and begin to put in practice what God has shown me, I am more easily to use it daily after day 3 because I can see the results are amazing and Satan has no ground, and I have an outstanding amount of peace and joy during the battle!
Just remember God did not place you here to fail, you are an overcomer and victorious and you will succeed even in the areas of your heart that seem hard to uncover and bare, trust in your Father for he loves you and will always guide you. And remember that at all times God is always preparing us for the battles we will face, He is never sitting back just hoping that we can resist the devil instead He has given you every tool you will need to resist the Enemy, all you have to do is tune your heart towards the Lord and be Obedient and you will notice that you no longer have to fight “in” the battle, but you sit above the battleground and allow the work of the Lord to fight the battles for you, you need only to be still (this is a whole new post that I will discuss later what it means to be still in the chaos)
“The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Exodus 14:14
Ladies I could seriously continue to go on and on about this subject because it is so highly important in our lives as Kingdom Daughters! But for right now I will leave it as it is, and if you are interested in hearing more on this particular subject please let me know in the comments! But as for right now, I pray you all to take this to heart and allow this to truly marinate in your heart!