Don’t Listen To The Enemy

Dear Church Family and friends,
I am convinced that the enemy both whispers directly into the ears of people and uses people ( who willingly team up with him in their unbelief, to bring complaining , discouragement and depression into the lives of Gods people. The children of Israel were discouraged and tired of being in the wilderness for 40 years. They weren’t getting what they wanted. They were tired of the trials, tired of the problems and tired of the food! They were so close to t he promise! Don’t let anyone’s old attitudes of unbelief limit God and keep you back. What we don’t realize is that many of them were from that generation who spoke doubt, discouragement and fear, 40 years earlier. They were still among them!  Don’t let old habits and hang ups keep you back from what God has for you. Read the story in Numbers 21:4-9….4-5. They set out from Mount Hor along the Red Sea Road, a detour around the land of Edom. The people became irritable and cross as they traveled. they spoke out against God and Moses: Why did you drag us out of Egypt to die in this God forsaken country? No decent food, no water – we can’t stomach this stuff any longer. 6-7 so God sent poisonous snakes among the people, they bit them and many in Israel died. The people came to Moses and said, We sinned when we spoke out against God and you. Pray to God. ask him to take these snakes form us!  Moses prayed for the people- 8 God said to Moses, Make a snake and put it on the flagpole: whoever is bitten and looks at it will live. 9 So Moses made a snake of fiery copper and put it on top of a flagpole. Anyone bitten by a snake who then looked at the copper snake lived. Numbers 21:4-9. 
If  you are going to survive the trails you have to learn to walk by faith. Look at Gods grace, mercy,faithfulness and provision. The test for them and for us is trusting the faithfulness of God in times of adversity. Practice,
worshiping God
Claiming his promises
Claiming his healing
Walking in the victory Jesus procured for you and pray, pray always. Don’t die in the wilderness! Tap into the resource of God. There is victory through Faith.  Be quick to repent from complaining and blaming others for the lack of your spiritual success. Praise God when you feel discouraged and tired. Bitterness and un-forgiveness are areas of our life that the enemy can use to enter in. Close those doors. Look to Jesus who hung on the cross for your victory over the Devil. Learn to praise God continually , speak faith, speak healing, speak victory and speak out the promises of God and Victory will be yours.
God bless.