Dear Fellow Believers,
Last night I had a dream, barely more than a snapshot burned in mind. So I am sharing it with you. Let the Holy Spirit speak to you.
I was standing on the rooftop of the tallest building in a city. I could see a body of water off in the far distance. But at eye level, far away from where I was standing, I saw a man who looked like a jester. He was in midair, above the city as if he were standing on a glass floor. He was in a frenzy, dancing and laughing; running around chaotically. He was giddy with delight, even jumping up and clicking his heels together. He never advanced toward me and didn't even appear to notice me. I just stood watching him. He was drunk with happiness over what was going on below him.
That is Satan right now over this world. If it seems he has "kicked it into high gear", he has. He is a master of misdirection. He wants to keep God's people distracted. He knows the power that works within God's people, even if they don't.
This is a short message. We, God's born-again Believers, must rise above all the horror, chaos and insanity of this world to walk and speak under the power of the Holy Spirit within us! We must focus on the eternal and rise above the temporal. Focus your spiritual eyes. Pray in the Spirit, Walk in the Spirit, Speak in the Spirit, Live in the Spirit. Rise up! You are no longer of this world, but a joint heir with Jesus. Satan may have been laughing in my dream but when we wake up and understand that he is under our feet; that he has no more power than we allow him to have--he won't be laughing anymore.
Everything that has been unleashed on this world is a distraction from the real battle, real enemy, and real goal.
Remember, God's Word says that Satan prowls around LIKE a roaring lion, not that he actually is one!
So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time He will lift you up in honor. Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you.
Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:6-8 NLT
And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. Romans 16:20a
“I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in Me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father. You can ask for anything in My name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. Yes, ask Me for anything in My name, and I will do it! If you love Me, obey My commandments. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive Him, because it isn’t looking for Him and doesn’t recognize Him. But you know Him, because He lives with you now and later will be in you." John 14:12-17 NLT
A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.
Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Gospel so that you will be fully prepared. In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.
Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere. Ephesians 6:10-18 NLT
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