The Lord showed me today that many of you have been having the enemy attack you with threats of devouring what's yours. Specifically, the enemy has threatened you with:
- unexpected sickness;
- coming against your business deal;
- robbing your business of its well-trained employees that you need;
- robbing you of the help you need; and
- stealing your favor for no logical reason.
But the Lord wants you to know today that the devourer is an illusion.
Jesus Christ purchased TOTAL victory for you and me on the cross. When we are hidden in Him, the enemy cannot get to us unless we allow him to do so. The ways that we allow the enemy access to our lives include:
- By disobeying God;
- Through unforgiveness;
- Through doubt and unbelief; and
- Through unconfessed sin.
If you have any of these open doors in your life, CLOSE THEM IMMEDIATELY through forgiveness, repentance, confession, and obedience to God. Then, when you are right with God and are not cherishing sin in your heart, you can legally ask God to kick the enemy out of your life.
The enemy has no power over you when you are hidden in Christ.
The devil is a completely-vanquished foe. Jesus vanquished him on the cross. It's just that the devil tries to trick you and make you think he has power in your life–but he doesn't. And when you force the issue, you will win every time. It's only if you keel over and let the enemy walk over you that you will lose.
In this season, also remember the legal rights you have with the Lord when you tithe.
Related: The Sixfold Blessing of the Tithe
The thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy, but the Lord wants me to remind you today that your tithe is your legal insurance policy. Your tithe gives you the right, 100% of the time, to ask the Lord to rebuke the devourer for your sake–and He will do it.
As it says in Malachi 3:10-12:
“‘Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and try Me now in this,' says the Lord of hosts, ‘If I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it.
And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, so that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field,' says the Lord of hosts; ‘And all nations will call you blessed, for you will be a delightful land,' says the Lord of hosts” (Malachi 3:10-12).
The tithe is another legal insurance policy you have with the Lord.
When you tithe, you can pray that the Lord would rebuke the devourer for your sake–and He will do it. He said He will, so He has to because you have met the conditions He laid out for this promise.
But some of you simply have not realized that it's the devourer coming against you.
Your breakthrough is truly upon you. It's happening now. But, the enemy has been trying to convince you that it isn't.
You haven't put two and two together, but the Lord wants to expose the war against you today. Review your circumstances right now. When you do, you will see that the enemy has been trying to:
- devour your breakthrough;
- devour your witness;
- devour your results;
- devour your ministry; and
- devour your family.
The enemy has particularly been trying to devour your effectiveness for the Gospel. But in all these things, DON'T LET HIM.
The devourer is an illusion.
All he has is smoke and mirrors when you're right with the Lord. If the devil can get you to believe his smoke and mirrors and get over into fear, doubt, and unbelief, then he's got you. But if you will stand strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might–keeping your full armor on–then the enemy's got no game against you. Nothing he does can touch you, because you are hidden in the shadow of God's hand.
Does this word speak to your situation today? Did you simply need the tricks of the enemy exposed in your life, so you can know how to fight back? If so, please leave a comment below and CONFESS YOUR FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST!