“And [that same] following night the Lord stood beside Paul and said, Take courage, Paul,
for as you have borne faithful witness concerning Me at Jerusalem, so you, must also bear
witness at Rome.
Now when daylight came, the Jews formed a plot and bound themselves by an oath and
under a curse neither to eat nor drink till they had done away with Paul.
They were more than forty [men of them], who formed this conspiracy [swearing together this oath
I know I have shared on this verse before but this week God has been speaking to me afresh concerning
this passage of scripture.
Paul had a clear word from God about where he was going. But we see that the very next day
an attack was launched against Paul and that is what I want to speak about.
The enemy is not afraid to attack the word God has spoken to you. The enemy wants to destroy the
work God has started in you. he doesn’t want you getting to the place God has planned for you.
he has declared war on you, on the calling God has on your life.
After reading Paul’s story I was shown how the enemy was attacking the word of God given to me.
When it comes to finances let’s just my faith has been nonexistent.
I would worry about how my needs would be met and how I would survive the month but God began
to help me through a group of men I am accountable to. He gave me scriptures to stand on and declare
and for a season I was energized and full of faith but somewhere down the line that stopped.
I started falling back into worry and fear and that is when God showed me what was happening through
the story of Paul. The enemy was attacking the word God had given me and I didn’t even realize it.
I will not let the enemy steal the word God has given me anymore and not just in the area of finances but every
area of my life. He has promised me health, long life, fruitful relationships, restoration, purpose realized
and so much more.
I don’t know where you are at today but know that the enemy is attacking the word God has given you.
“And he [satan] said to the woman, Can it really be that God has said, You shall not eat from every
tree of the garden?”
satan had the audacity to challenge the word Eve was given.
he is trying to steal the word God has given
Don’t let him steal it. The word God has given you is to carry you and protect
you. It is to act as a way out of the storm you are in. It’s your light in the darkness.
Without the word you are left vulnerable, hopeless, lost and defeated. The enemy knows this.
The way to stop the enemy from stealing the word God has given you is by reading His word and
declaring it! Don’t stop declaring and reading the word no matter how bad it gets, no matter how hopeless
it appears to be. That’s the mistake I made. I stopped declaring and the enemy took full advantage.
God’s word over you will come to pass. It will accomplish what it was meant to do and that is to
nullify the lies of the enemy, to break the chains you are bound by. The word will release you into all
of what God has destined you for. There is so much in store for you. It’s time to walk into it.
Take a stand against the enemy. God is with you.
Bless you, friends!