Hello friends, I wanted to encourage you today. If you’re feeling the pressure, if you are feeling the resistance, you are in good company. Many of you are being hit from every side. Your health, your marriages, your character, and especially your finances are being targeted right now to get you to relent. God has been doing a quick work amongst His people over the last few months and the enemy is putting up a resistance to get you to give up.
I speak from experience as the last 3 months have been a whirlwind for me. God has been doing a quick work and expanding my influence, He has been making room for my gifts and since then, while there have been major victories, it has not been without some intense spiritual warfare. Over the last month I have had to deal with the spirit of offense, causing division amongst other believers from misunderstandings. I have been attacked personally, on social media. My body has been hit with intense sickness that is unexplained and left only after intense prayer and fasting.
My family has been hit with major unexpected financial expenses, over five thousand dollars worth. Everything from a water heater going out, to my vehicle being vandalized on Easter Sunday causing over two thousand dollars in damages. Not one, but both of my vehicles were put in the shop at the same time. After, the vandalism was fixed! Â Now mind you, I have two very nice vehicles, there is no logical reason they should be acting up. I am not saying that to brag, but to let you know it’s not normal.
Both are experiencing electrical problems.
Now, I am fully aware that this is an attack of the enemy. I have had God do more for me as far as making room for my gifts, than I ever have before. But at the same time, I have had intense pressure come in at every angle. This is just more proof that God is moving and the devil is mad. I shared all of this with you because I want to encourage you. And I also want you to know that whether you believe in spiritual warfare or not, it is a very real thing, and the quicker you recognize it, the better off you will be. God tells us, Ephesians 6:12 For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world’s rulers of the darkness of this age, and against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Now, we all have a choice as to how we will handle our situations. I understand it’s easy to get upset, to feel defeated, to feel like giving up. But I want to encourage you to recognize where the attack is coming from. Understand, that it is not personal. It has nothing to do with you. It has everything to do with the God that lives in you. Therefore, because it is against Him, the battle is HIS, not yours. I am going to choose to remain in faith and know that God is before me and nothing that comes against me will take me out. My God is fighting for me as He is you.
Is walking this out hard? Yes, it is.
But to me, this fails in comparison to not walking out my purpose, to not doing what I know God has called me to do. Hard would be, living a life less than what I have been called to.
Be encouraged, for the battle is not mine or yours, it belongs to the Lord. Keep trusting and remain in faith, as God is doing a mighty work. You will quickly see, God remove your enemies and victory will be in sight.
1 Corinthians 2:9 However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”- the things God has prepared for those who love him-