I'm back with this. I know some probably think I'm a negative nelly but I am not. I'm a woman who reads The Bible and gets hype about God's shows of power and majesty and then looks at my life and is like ... Dude, what's really going on here?
That causes me to ask Him questions and keep on asking until I get answers. I also go Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek so I get better understanding of what is translated into English. We lose A LOT of what's truly in The Logos through translation. Study is required, folks.
MYTH: We can cancel every demonic attack if we're close to Holy Spirit.
TRUTH: Psalm 34:19, Romans 8:14; 32, 1 Corinthians 13:12, 2 Corinthians 4:8-9, 1 Peter 4:13 ... this is such a ridiculous statement I could list even more verses but I'm gonna stop. I will tell you to take note of Job's discourse, though, because there are several verses consecutively that contradict this myth.
This conversation actually began because they tweeted that nothing can stop God's plans for your life and if you know me, you should know I jumped on that one. I asked what the thoughts behind that statement were because a million different things can stop God's plans for our lives. The big thing being most DO NOT KNOW God's plans for our lives. He doesn't lay out every detail. He gives clues and makes us step out in faith, trying, failing, growing and then going back in for feedback. Over and over again throughout all of our years. I wish He would lay out everything for me so I could stop wondering and stop making mistakes. But The Lord and His creativity loves fixing and solutioning (yes, that's a Zari word) my messes.
The reply made sense. They don't want people focusing on the negative, they want positive thinkers. I totes get that. But even Mandisa came back and corrected in her song Unfinished. It's NOT easy to overcome every attack much less completely block every attack.
How close to Holy Spirit do you have to be so that you can cancel EVERY attack? I prayed in tongues 50 hours a month for three months - that wasn't close enough to stop every attack. How do you get THAT close? What is the process? Name one person who's lived this as reality. I asked the tweeter these things, too. I'm awaiting an answer. Let's go to The Word, which was made flesh in Yeshua.
Yeshua said that He gave us authority over all the power of the enemy and nothing will by any means hurt us (Luke 10:19), right? When I asked Holy Spirit what that meant I learned two things.
Psalm 34:19 shuts down that stupid statement all together. It's one of my go-tos because it's the story of my life. MANY are the afflictions (definition: something that causes pain or suffering) of the righteous (definition: morally right or justifiable, virtuous; aka close to Holy Spirit) but The Lord delivers them out of them all. It doesn't read, not even in Hebrew, many afflictions hit everyone except those who are close to Holy Spirit. No, dear ones, The Word actually tells us that we're gonna have lots of pain of suffering as people in close relationship with Holy Spirit.
A couple other verses I have listed above reference us being children of God and Him not sparing His own son. If we're sons of God and He doesn't spare us, we can't cancel every instance of hurt and harm. Also, we see in part. So what if Holy Spirit does show us how to cancel EVERY attack (I still need to know the entire life history of anyone who's experienced this as reality) because we only see in part, what if we miss something? Or don't understand an instruction? It happens all the time. I've matured and understand differently and betterer than I did in years past.
We're to share in Christ's sufferings. Hearing and reading about something does not compare to experiencing the same suffering. Yeshua was betrayed and doubted by most of His circle and everyone else just wanted something from Him. Those things hurt Him. He was a man. The Man of Sorrows. But, He had authority, earned authority, and maturity and didn't allow those hurts and harms to wound Him. And He was close to Holy Spirit. His death was a demonic attack, but it was God's plan, God's allowance and He submitted to it.
Paul didn't get everything right. Adam and Eve sure didn't get everything right and I don't know if there were two people ever closer to God than they were. They were in Eden with God physically coming down to chill every evening and they couldn't cancel satan's attack. Moses didn't get it right. David didn't. None of these Bible big names were able to cancel every attack. John got The Revelation of Yeshua and couldn't cancel every attack.
Again, you may be thinking I'm haggling over pennies, but I just want us believers to stop saying stupid stuffs and get real and get delivered so we can advance The Kingdom. Also, there are naive folks out there who repeat and believe that and it's just not true. We're supposed to be people of Truth.
I could go on and on about this but I'm gonna make one last point and close. How do we grow if we cancel every attack and are protected from everything? We can't. If you don't work muscles, they get flabby, soft. Listen ... I've tried to run from several battles in my life so I know what I'm talking about. But the problem with running from them is that they keep coming around again because God's plan requires me to face them head on, and use that experience as earned authority to advance The Kingdom. There are some attacks you can cancel. There are some attacks that God cancels without us even knowing because there's no benefit to The Kingdom if they came. Some attacks are specifically manufactured by God, with the demonic's limited allowance, because God needs warriors with authority in certain realms and He knows which warriors were created for each battlefield. Let's pray:
Heavenly Father, I lift up social media to You for cleansing and sanctification. We ask that You go back to it's inception and cover our sins of ignorance and failing to perform due diligence on our proclamations with Yeshua's Blood. I repent of all the times I presented my immature understanding as truth. I know You're a personal God and deal with us all individually, and if I misjudge someone whom You've given authority to cancel every attack, I repent. I would like that anointing and not have to fight so much myself. Nevertheless, not mine, but Your will be done. I ask this in Yeshua's Name and seal this prayer by Holy Spirit.
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