by Donna Calvin
We can get way down if we aren’t aware of how Satan works on us and how to beat the demons.
I got a message from a concerned friend today asking what he should do. I reiterated to him what my current and former pastors have taught me.
I got into depression over things too; however, I talked with Pastor Ernie Sanders and before him another of my former pastors from the Church of God, Pastor Don Knipp, and from those two I GOT IT! I am never depressed anymore about “it”.
I have learned in my heart of hearts that there is nothing more that I can do than I’m already doing — doing only what I am called to do — and nothing more. I don’t have to do it all.
Satan is the accuser of the brethren and he will lie to you and tell you that you are NOT good enough and that you’re failing and not doing enough because you don’t see changes and results. You are NOT failing because YOU are not doing the good work you attempt to do. The Holy Spirit is working in you and HE is doing the good work.
Remember, we are not responsible for the good works so we cannot boast. Not you or me, it’s the Holy Spirit in us.
Also, God is responsible for the outcome and we know He wins. If we get depressed, it shows we don’t trust Him enough to carry out His eventual outcome which may not be for a long, long time. No one knows when it will be – the final war and final victory.
God never sends us more than we can handle and if we are feeling like we can’t handle things, God didn’t move away from us, we’ve moved away from Him. Time to get into the Bible and get moving back towards our First Love, Jesus Christ.
As far as trying to hide from the evildoers, they would find you and me by what we’ve already said, it’s way too late for that, and as far as being in the closet is NOT what God wants from us. We are to fight! We are to stand firm. We cannot take the coward’s way out!
We have the Holy Spirit to make us stand boldly without fear and whatever the outcome maybe to us, we are to consider it a privilege to stand and fight for Jesus Christ and His Agenda, even to consider the persecution a blessing for being tortured for His Agenda! Read the epistles of Peter!
What we are doing here on Planet Earth is not for immediate rewards. In fact, we are going to be hated because they first hated Jesus! We are doing it because it is the right thing to do, because we know the USA cannot survive without God’s Rules Ruling, and for eventual rewards and crowns that we will get in heaven someday. Then we get to place those crowns at the feet of our Lord. Hallelujah!
Now here is the coup de grâce — GOD CONTROLS ALL THINGS! He knows exactly what He is doing! He never makes mistakes. He is never surprised! Whatever looks horrible is exactly where God has already allowed it to be! No matter how bad it looks, it is exactly what God has intended it to be! God controls all things.
Everything God has ever said He would do has come out EXACTLY like He said it would. Over 600 prophecies were fulfilled by the birth, life, death, crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Now what are the odds of that being happenstance? Astronomical! Beyond all doubt God can and has and if He did it before — making His way, His prophecies overcome all the odds, He can and will do it again! It’s nothing for God to do! He is bigger than all the odds! And He said it all way over 2000 years ago — and it’s all turning out just like He said it would!
Say it over and over and over and the depression will depart — God controls all things — like Satan running from an overcomer!
You have been through much worse than this, my friend. We can stand together, we Christians, not because of who we are, but because of what Jesus already did for us!
Don’t fall. Jesus fell on His Way to the Cross, but He kept getting back up so He could die in YOUR place.
He loves you. He knows everything you’re feeling and going through. He will never leave you or forsake you. You are as safe as Psalm 23 says you are. Read it and keep telling yourself that you will be able to face anything in Christ!
Memorize the 23rd Psalm and repeat it several times a day. I do! I repeat the OUR FATHER, the Doxology, and other Psalms and Hymns daily. When my mind gets cluttered, I repeat the song “How Great Thou Art.”
Read the Psalms. Resist the devil and he will flee.
Read Scripture. Recall how God led the Jews out of Egypt. Read the stories of victory. That’s why the Jews have feasts to recall their wins and victories!
Give ‘em heaven!
You are empowered by God’s own Holy Spirit because Jesus sent it to you at Pentecost! You are not alone.
You have the Winner of winners, the King of kings, the Lord of lords and you have nothing to worry about!
Our God wins! Our God reigns!
The Word Warriorette, Taking America Back Ministries
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August 25, 2011