Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Scared Silent

I went to elementary school in the late 70's/early 80's and there was a program in our school called Scared Straight. They would get convicts from the local jail and get them to talk about their lives and how terrible and horrible life in prison was for them. We were told about the program weeks in advance and as we walk in the gym the morning of the program the men would just sit there and stare menacingly (as I am sure they were told to do) with all of us little kids shaking in our shoes. The premise of the program was to frighten you to the point that you never consider entering a life of crime.
Right now in the for the body of Christ the enemy is trying to use those same scare tactics. He tries to POST our problems up in our face for us focus on them and then he whispers to us how terrible and horribles things are for us right now. The agenda of the enemy is for us to think, feel and then verbally agree with his lie about how bleak and impossible they look to the point that we become scared silent.
Some of the physical and emotional symptoms of fear are tightness in throat, dry mouth, breathlessness and shock. When those symptoms appear in your physical body then it is hard to speak out your faith. That is why you need to be so FULL of the word that THE WORD presses itself from your heart through your spirit and out of your mouth. Now is NOT the time dear friends to falter under the weight of your situation but instead meditate on the word from 2 Corinthians 6:2b I tell you, now is the time of God's favor, now is the day of salvation. If you are going through warfare that is because POSSESSION is closer than ever before. You are stronger than what you are going through. God is for you and YOU can't lose.
Father God, In Jesus Name your body of children cry out to you needing you NOW. That Lord wants me to tell you NOT to give up NOW. Again I tell you that You are stronger than whatever is up against you. The GREATER is in US and not in the world.
Confess aloud that Jesus is greater than my problems. Jesus is greater than my worries, Jesus is greater than my fear. Jesus is greater than any impossible situation in my life.
Saints its time to PUT the word on that problem NOW and speak out your faith. There is life and death in the power of the tongue.
Psalm 20:6 Now I know that the LORD saves his anointed, he answers him from his holy heaven with the saving power of his right hand.
Luke 6:21 Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.
Ephesians 3:20-21 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
Stay Strong, Manie