Scripture Foundation: The Psalms, Ephesians, the Gospels; the Lives of Nehemiah, David, Elijah, Moses and Elisha…
In essence, we are living in the Kingdom of God and in HIS Kingdom is a school. God is the superintendent. Jesus Christ also known as Yeshua is the entrance administrator. The Teacher is the Holy Spirit. And sometimes we are the test paper for someone taking a test. As a forerunner in HIS Kingdom, I am the test paper more often than not. It is essential not to take “being the test paper” assignment personally. Because we all know if someone passes a test…they bring you a beautiful bouquet of flowers and a gift wrapped box of chocolates, take you to a lovely dinner and you become their best friend. However, if they fail the test, it immediately becomes your fault, you become their least favorite person, hopefully they don’t betray you, but they might. One of the most common ways that a testimony is developed is because someone took a test and either failed, passed, or excelled.
This writing holds some random questions, thoughts, tactical advantages the Holy Spirit has imparted to me while living in the desert…learning to overcome in a very different territory…
May the Holy Spirit quicken in your spirit that which is relevant to you in this time and season for the Glory of Yeshua. May HIS answers to the questions cause you to seek the face of God with more perseverance. May HIS Light reveal all that needs revealing. May HIS strength and confidence fill you unexpectedly…yet surely. May HIS wisdom and discernment redefine your doctrine and beliefs. May you be given new eyes to see, new ears to hear, new wisdom to understand, new light to increase your revelation and discernment.
The bullet points are just that, bullets intended to hit the mark, to make a difference, to cause an awakening, to jolt you forward, to move you toward ABBA ADONAI.
What has satan stolen from me to explicitly weaken me? (John 10:10)
Who has betrayed me that I still trust?
Walk in obedience no matter what! (Genesis 27:8)
Now five questions from Father God:
Will you worship me no matter what? (John 4:24) Will you count the cost no matter what? (Luke 9:23) Will you serve my people no matter what? Will you love my people no matter what? Will you walk in obedience no matter what is on the map that GOD gives you? (Luke 14:27)
Am I running from the truth? Any truth? Perceived truth? If so…what? (Jeremiah 5:1)
Strengths become weaknesses if not subject, submitted, surrendered to God.
What masks do I wear? Why?
What masks do I need to give up?
What masks does the enemy wear? How do I recognize them? I believe one of his most common masks is deception…the appearance of truth when it is a lie, the appearance of goodness when it is the opposite, the appearance of friendship when it is not… (Isaiah 28:15)
What are the weapons of warfare: guns, ammo, knives, swords, bow and arrow, blades, martial arts, strength, vision, clarity…what is their purpose in the spiritual realm?
What are my blind spots? (Luke 10:23-24)
Who is trustworthy? Who can I trust? (Psalm 31:4)
Does God find me trustworthy? Can HE call on me and know I will say “yes” and get the job done no matter what…
Keep my eyes open. Look up. Be aware. (2 Kings 6:17)
What unfinished business do I need to resolve, that is my responsibility to resolve? (John 19:30)
What am I trying to resolve that belongs to another?
What am I trying to resolve that GOD has asked me to let go of?
What do I need to finish? Until the current tasks are finished, HE will not give me more to do. (Zechariah 4:9)
The sooner I finish the assignment, the sooner the blessing arrives. (Acts 20:24)
Fear paralyzes intelligent response.
Cannot allow pain (emotional, physical or spiritual) to be a distraction.
Demons are repeat offenders. (Luke 11:24-26)
What has GOD scraped away from my life to reveal the real me?
Do not be moved by intimidation….because GOD always has an answer. Wait. Listen. Move. (Isaiah 40:31)
Do I symbolize the appearance of a daughter or son of God or am I truly the daughter or son of God? What is the difference between appearances and reality?
Do I function as weapon in GOD’s Kingdom or as the appearance of something…else?
Watch for co-conspirators. Not everyone is who they say they are. (Nehemiah 2:10)
Demonic parties still happen. (Psalm 106:37-38)
Check and protect all communication formats. (Matthew 12:36)
Satan will try the unthinkable and incomprehensible....it will not be logical or make sense.
Satan will threaten me by taking those I love.
Revenge never resolves issues. (Romans 12:19)
Protect home from unholy intruders who bring demonic spirits…how much house cleaning do I want or need to do after they depart? (2 Kings 23:24)
Do not let grief distract me…after John the Baptist died, Jesus was in ministry immediately. (Matthew 14:1-14)
If I do not rebuke, destroy the stronghold of the enemy, he will return. (Zechariah 3:2)
Time and patience are among the strongest warriors! (Ruth 3:18)
It takes fortitude to stand still! (Joshua 3:8)
How does satan “hack” me spiritually?
How does satan distract me?
Enemy is not stationary like a tree or a flag pole…he moves with different weapons and strategies for each attack and will return to that which has been successful from his vantage point.
Get clarity before you act or speak. (Luke 12:11-12)
Look beneath the surface. Sometimes there is a land mine or a hidden well or a hidden treasure…
Carefully choose the method of approach for each situation. (Exodus 17:9)
Hesitation of the flesh will lead to death. Hesitation ordered by the Spirit of the LORD leads to life. (1 Kings 18:21)
Do not use a weapon that I am not trained with. (1 Samuel 17:39)
Know my best weapons…what are their strengths? Weaknesses?
Watch for someone setting me up – they usually have wrong or unholy motives.
Stay focused and aligned until Victory is certain.
In warfare, it is not wisdom to use the same tactic twice as it will give satan tools to use against me.
Keep moving forward daily, do not become stagnant or stuck.
No matter what, Arise Again! (1 Chronicles 22:19)
Being unprepared will bring casualty.
Pursue truth. Make sure decision based on absolute truth, not a paraphrase or opinion. (John 14:6)
When tare sown, God must remove it. Scriptures says at appointed time, in strategic season God will remove the tares and the goats. HE is the judge. Our response is to let go of all tares and goats. Forgive and move forward in God. (Matthew 13)
When cursed I can embrace or rebuke the curse. It is my choice to accept or rebuke the curse. The longer the curse remains in my life the more damage it can do. It does not matter if I know the source or not (earthly) the spiritual source is always satan.
All curses can be rebuked, reversed, returned to abyss, no matter what…YEHSUA has given me authority to do this. (Malachi 3:11)
Unforgiveness, revenge, anger, fear – unhealthy emotions fertilize curses.
Peace, love, forgiveness, reverse the damage of the curses. (Isaiah 9:6)
Fortitude is essential. What does that look like in my life?
Watch for backlash, secondary assaults. Keep my eyes open.
Ask myself, "what is satan’s First ploy? Second ploy? Third ploy?"
Do not trust my ideals, beliefs, experiences or a person over the voice of Holy Spirit.
“You have no idea how powerful the truth can be.”
In my personal walk…I know that I AM THE WEAPON…Everything I use are just tools from GOD’s arsenal. Are you the weapon or the tool?
Always verify the target especially when exhausted or emotionally drained.
Is the prison inside of my head or outside of my head? (Isaiah 61:1)
Choose the sword (weapon) that has already set you free in battle…success will provide emotional, mental and spiritual strength for next season.
Forgiveness and Trust are essential in any relationship.
Nothing worthwhile comes easy.
Look for uncommon weapons: Toys turned into weapons. Water into poison. Satan does not always make the warfare obvious. He is deviant.
Make no exceptions do not party with the devil, do nothing on his terms, do not make deals, do not go into his lair, leave no demons alive to return with their friends.
There are two of you: the redeemed son or daughter of the LORD, strong, confident…or the broken one…you chose who you are each day.
Sometimes the greatest act of love is no act at all. Step back. Step Away. Let God be God.
Look for 1st, 2nd, 3rd options before closing doors…
Life is not fair or just. (GOD is the only source of justice)
You cannot survive present warfare if you focus on the past. Stay present in HIS presence.
Idols in any house (church, gathering place, home) give satan legal access.
Self-pity and self-righteousness cause blind spots.
What will satan do to distract me? He knows my weaknesses through my history.
Universal Law: Light repels darkness! (John 8:12)
Forgiveness removes darkness in one’s soul.
Never trust a friend of the enemy. Either they are loyal to GOD or they are not.
In all things know GOD’s timing…when to arrive, when to wait, when to leave…do not second guess HIS timing. This requires asking Him.
What does the enemy really look like?
Sometimes the only way out is through…
What have you survived that teaches you how strong you are…
If you make a mistake, you need to clean it up. Be accountable and responsible for your actions.
Not everything is as it seems…observe carefully in the spiritual realm as well as the physical realm.
Just because someone says they are a “Christian” or “the Church” doesn’t mean they are… (1 John 4:1)
Do not let guilt, shame, condemnation swallow you up.
You cannot move forward in transparency and honesty as long as you wear masks to cover up your past.
It is human nature to be afraid of what you don’t know. To know GOD is to alleviate fear.
Do not dance (line dance, square dance, two step….any dance) with the devil no matter how seducing he or she is…
There are more demons than you can imagine. Always guard your heart, your eyes, your ears, your soul, your back, your spirit. Always be on guard. Wear the armor of the LORD…never take it off (Ephesians 6).
Do not make decisions based on emotions from a past relationship.
Once a person betrays you, generally speaking, they will continue to betray you. It is who they are, what they do, how they live…Your portion is to forgive, move on, do not keep them in your life unless God specifically asks you to minister to them. Example: Jesus and Judas
Satan prepares a feast to taste like “nectar” but it is in fact “poison”.
Sometimes there is an opportunity to correct one’s mistakes, if so, take the opportunity.
Pay attention to timing…when to speak…when not to speak.
What keeps me from seeing truth? What are my blind spots?
“The same hammer that shatters glass forges steel!” PAPA GOD has been relentless to forge you into steel and satan has been relentless to tell you that you are nothing but shattered glass.
When PAPA says “No”….do not touch the line, do not toe the line, do not cross the line, do not ask for grace, stay inside HIS parameters which are HIS protection no matter what.
Make no unholy alliance.
Do not put your faith in people, put your faith in GOD Alone! Every person on earth is capable of betrayal.
You can get hit in the river, the cave, the bungalow and other places that you might assume protected or safe.
You must learn to fight in the air. Not all warfare is on ground level.
Always look up. Keep your eyes on JESUS.
Always keep your eyes open in the enemy’s camp.
You must learn to fight while climbing ladders, trees and other means of transportation (bicycles, trains, planes, vehicles, etc.)
Be prepared to go alone.
Be willing to go alone.
Don’t speak non-essentials to the enemy. He will use anything possible against you.
Be willing to walk through the sewer out of obedience to the LORD.
Your friends will betray you.
Sometimes queens are dressed in pheasant’s clothing. Sometimes wolves are in sheep's clothing.
Never Give Up. (Hebrews 11)
The only intelligent, logical, sensible way to move forward is with your eyes locked on Yeshua and your ears listening attentively to the voice of the Holy Spirit, your faith riveted to ELOHIM, your movement echoing the movement of our King Yeshua. HE is the only true Lord!
~~~~ All Scripture References New American Standard Bible