Friday, August 26, 2011

Take Up Your Shield Of Faith


"No weapon formed against me shall prosper",  Isaiah 54:17. therefore, forgive what others do to you.

What others do to you has no power over you, except for the  power you allow it to have, by harboring unforgiveness.  This happens once you allow unforgiveness  to take the place of your pain.  You have no idea how much power you  give over to your enemy by doing this.   I suppose if we can remember that we are not fighting a physical enemy but a spiritual one, that maybe we can feel more compassion for the person who has hurt us.  Because,  "Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour"  1 Peter 5:8.  We did not earn forgiveness, don't make others have to earn it.  Don't allow them to control you by holding them accountable to you.  You choose to forgive them and then stop talking about what they did to you.  When you start thinking about what they did to you, remember what Christ did for you.  " But how is it to your credit if you receive a beating for doing wrong and endure it? But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God.  To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps." 1 Peter 2:20  Whenever, we handle mistreatment with forgiveness, favor from God will show up to protect us.  Wow!

Talk to the demons that are behind the words others are speaking against you .  Recognize them, speak God's words to them, it is the only weapon that is needed to fight the principalities.  "Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you." Philippians 4:8-9

God's words, are, our shield of faith.  Don't let other people have control over you by expecting them to apologize to you, take your power back and choose to forgive by faith, and watch what happens.