And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.
Can you get back what the enemy stole?
Question: How long have you been under attack from the enemy?
Answer: Since before you were born.
Before you even realized there was a war, the enemy picked you out to be a casualty. You can stand in a place where you are no longer a victim. You can realize you have all the tools you need to be victorious. Job shows you how to receive back what the enemy has taken from you.
Job 42:1-6 “I’m convinced: You can do anything and everything. Nothing and no one can upset your plans”.
You asked, “Who is this muddying the water, ignorantly confusing the issue, second-guessing my purposes?”
I admit it. I was the one. I babbled on about things far beyond me, made small talk about wonders way over my head. You told me, “Listen, and let me do the talking. Let me ask the questions”. You give the answers. I admit I once lived by rumors of you; now I have it all firsthand—from my own eyes and ears! I’m sorry—forgive me. I’ll never do that again, I promise! I’ll never again live on crusts of hearsay, crumbs of rumor. (MSG)
You will find you lose what God has for you because of what comes out of your mouth. Understand you don’t just randomly say words. The things that you say are the things you believe, it’s what’s in your heart.
Luke 6:45b For the overflow of what has been stored in your heart will be seen by your fruit and will be heard in your words. (The Passion Translation TPT)
You must believe God is almighty and nothing He wants to happen can be stopped. You must stop reacting as if God’s word is not true. You should not speak of things you do not understand nor have sufficient knowledge of. You have to live in what you know about God. If you stop and look over your life, you will see Him at work. Repent and tell the Lord you will not do it anymore.
Please agree with me as I pray:
Father, I repent for talking about the situation I have encountered, as if I had all the information. I did not. I know I have to stand on who You are and there is no greater place to stand. You were at the end before the beginning. You were right there before I ever got to whatever situation I was in. You are all powerful. Sometimes I act as if You’re not. I am sorry. I have talked about my situations as if I know what You are doing in the lives of everyone involved. How could I? You are efficient, and I was vain enough to think everything was all about me. I know that there is no situation You are not in control of. I know there is no problem You didn’t see coming. I repent now and I am sorry for all of it. I will be better because I will allow You to do the work in me, without my interference. I receive back, in faith, everything I allowed the enemy to steal from me…
Ask the Lord what He wants to say to you about today’s devotional and journal His response as described here.