Thursday, August 19, 2021



I know this title may seem odd to some of you and I get it but if you indulge me, I promise I will make it clear as the Holy Spirit helps me. Firstly, welcome to today's faith post and thank you for seeking to feed your hunger and thirst for Christ and the things of God with His word and your acceptance of Christ as your Lord and Savior. I guarantee that Our Father will not leave you hungry nor thirsty in your desire to know Him and recognize the level of His love for you.

There is one fundamental truth that I have come to know in my own journey with rebuilding my relationship with God and that is that the enemy does not want me to do it. Why is that? Because he knows that I will discover the truth of how powerful I am in Christ and the authority I have in Jesus over him and so YES, I am flattered by the temptation he constantly brings my way to keep me from this truth. He does the same with all of us. The Bible warns us in 1 Peter 5: 8 " Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour"-KJV

In the past, I have been weak and fallen fairly easily for the enemy's trickery because I was not aware of the power and authority I had in Christ (see Luke 10:19). The enemy would convince me with lies and every manner of deception causing me to remain blinded to the love of God for me and how I had already been given the authority and power over him. The devil would rather overwhelm and allow you drown in sin causing you to feel like you need to hide away in fear and shame from God. In Exodus 2: 13-14, we see where Moses becomes afraid because it has been found out that he killed an Egyptian leading him to run and hide away in Midian. And that's what the enemy would rather have us do, run away from God because of the fear and shame of sin when in actuality, we are to run TO GOD in these times.

He will feed your mind with lies so much so that you start to believe them as truths ( see my previous post the truth vs the lies for more on this). What this does is blind us and weaken us away from our power in Jesus Christ. The good news though is that God can reach us anywhere we are and in any state we are (yes, even when we are neck deep in sin) and make that place holy. That's what happened with Moses when God spoke to Him through the burning bush and commanded him to take off his shoes because he was on holy ground.

He pulled the same trickery with Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden by lying to them about eating the fruit from the tree that God had commanded them not to eat of and what he did there was trick them into giving their God given power to him. That's why it was necessary for God to send Jesus so we could get it back and be reconciled to Him through the blood He shed for us on the Cross. So what I will say to everyone reading this is that anytime the enemy comes to feed your mind with lies and tries to get you to sin against God, you should feel flattered by the temptation because he knows that Jesus' death gave you your power back. That's my new attitude towards temptations when he brings them my way, I smile and say 'I'm flattered but you will never cause me to relinquish my power to you again'. I recognize the implications of the Fall from the Garden of Eden and the significance of what Jesus did on the Cross that now, it's going to take a lot more for me to give into temptations as easily as I used to before.

I know that I can't do any of this by my own power because if or when I do, I fail and not just fail, I fall back into sinful patterns that kept me in the bondage of darkness and weakness for so many years. Psalm 32:7 tells us that God is our hiding place and it is to Him that we should go for covering, preservation and deliverance at all times - Not sometimes or when things are good but at ALL times.

I hope that through this post, the Holy Spirit has helped you see YOU the way God always has - as His powerful, worthy and loved child! 

See you in 2 weeks!!

Excess Love,


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