“Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to make war against the rest
of her offspring – those who obey God’s commandments and hold to the testimony of Jesus.”
As I read this scripture a few days ago certain things began to make sense.
The hardships I face when I try to live for YAH, the difficult times,
the distractions that get in the way EVERY TIME I decide to spend time with Him,
the sin that so easily begets me,
it’s all part of the enemies plan to derail me….us.
The shame, the disappointments, the condemnation, the unforgiveness that you carry is all
part of the arsenal he uses.
The enemy has declared war on us.
His plan is to kill, steal, and destroy and that doesn’t only mean physically.
He wants to destroy any hope that we have, he wants to destroy the dreams YAH has placed
in our hearts.
He wants to destroy everything good in our lives.
He doesn’t want to see us happy, prospering, winning, and at peace.
I am reminded of Lazarus when he was raised from the dead. That was a joyous time for him
and his sisters. He died and was now alive! What a miracle, what a moment!
And yet…..there were still people who were angry that Yeshua raised him from the dead!!!!
It dumbfounds me totally!!
“Then many of the Jews who had come to Mary, and had seen the things Jesus did,
believed in Him.
But some of them went away to the Pharisees and told them the things Jesus did.
Then the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered a council and said, “What shall we do?
For this Man works many signs. “
The Pharisees were supposed to be rejoicing and praising YAH for the miracle they had just
witnessed and heard about but that didn’t happen. That is an accurate picture of how the enemy
thinks about us.
The enemy doesn’t want anything good happening to us.
THE GOOD NEWS
I don’t know if he understands this but no matter how much he wants us to fail, and see
us destroyed it’s not his call!!
He is a defeated foe and doesn’t have any say in the matter.
Yeshua paid for us when He sacrificed Himself on the cross.
The enemy has declared war on us but he will not win. We belong to Yeshua now.
The enemy has no say about what happens in our lives.
Bad things happen because we live in a broken world but Yeshua will carry us
through all the trials we face.
“Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. “
We will fall down for sure but the enemy will not keep us down, he is not strong enough to keep us down.
The Lord will keep picking us up and there is nothing he can do about that.
“For a righteous man may fall seven times and rise again, but the wicked shall fall by calamity.”
The most elaborate thought out plan of the enemy will always be stifled by YAH. It will not
succeed against you.
“No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in
judgement You shall condemn.”
We need to trust Yeshua every step of the way.
When we fall we need to confess our sins.
When we are weak we must call out to Him for help.
He is the One who will keep us.
In our own strength we don’t stand a chance against the enemy but only as
we look to the Lord do we have a chance.
The enemy has declared war on us, yes, but he has been defeated.
Yeshua is with us protecting us against the enemy!
That is really good news!
Bless you friends…..