Ok, so ... I shared on ZM7A about the warfare I'm in right now and it's getting cra-zy.
Recently I had another believer say to me what these strong men I've been fighting keep saying to me which was basically: We want everything you have and we're gonna keep taking it from you as long as you're stupid enough to allow it. Dude.
The enemy uses us like it ain't nothing. Seriously. Here are some examples in addition to the one above.
First, I went bonkers giving last year. Patti Cake told me the other day that I give more percentage wise of my income than anyone else she knows. But, when the enemy started stealing from me I was forced to take my giving to The Lord for some analysis. Well, I had to confess and repent for some of my giving, because it wasn't a part of God's plan for my stewardship.
I had the desire to give because I'm a giver, but it wasn't The Lord leading the giving. And when that happens, I get some harvest, but not great harvest because I told God my money was His to direct and broke that covenant which opened me up to demonic devouring aka a curse. Whoo! Take a breath. You can learn all about that in Cursed with a Cursed: Finances.
Another common example is saying the mean things we're thinking and/or allowing the enemy to whisper to us and then adding, 'I'm just sayin'' or 'That's just me' to end of it as if that covers the sin. Wrong. The only things that cover sin are The Dam Yeshua which was shed in seven places, His death and His resurrection when appropriated in faith and authority.
Back to the warfare. So, we're fasting and praying - I had 90 mins in tongues done by 2 a.m. this morning and a total of 15+ hours over the last 7 days. I'm telling you it's serious. But the magnificent thing is, The Lord is showing up. He's showing up with mostly revelation right now, but the big breakthrough has to follow. And the revelation is good. He's showing a lot of where I've messed up and as a result shook hands with the enemy - ie. the unauthorized giving.
I know in the past I've said I only do what God tells me to do, but when I'm in intimate conversation with Him and He's removed earthly veils it's so easy to see how often I do what I do without consulting The Lord. This is true for all of us. We see in part, prophesy in part, have our own agendas and are self-focused not God-focused most of the time. God is demanding and high maintenance so we have to admit we're not Jesus or even close, and we still live for ourselves primarily. Which is just human nature, and human nature is hard to fight.
My mentor says people will always cause more problems in our lives than any demons, and it's true. I prefer small groups and safety but for whatever reason, God's long-term plan continually pushes me out in front of groups to get rubbed, bruised and matured. I keep reminding myself that not one of my issues - internal or external - fazes God because He's a master problem solver and heaven is solution central. Just gotta keep seeking.
That'll do it for now. Check back for updates on this warfare if you're interested. I know I'm making headway when the demons start hiding behind and throwing people under the bus. Yes and amen!
It is written: And they overcame him by The Blood of The Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
It is written: Many are the afflictions of the righteous; but The Lord delivers them out of them all.
I bless you to seek deep deliverance, uncover your destiny and possess your birthright in Yeshua's Name!