Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Are You a Threat?

I didn't write this, but I like it...
Devotional by Os Hillman

One day the evil spirit answered them, "Jesus I know, and I know about Paul, but who are you?" - Acts 19:15

Are you a threat to the kingdom of darkness? If satan and his demons had a board meeting and your name came before the board, what would they say? Would they say that you are one of their most feared enemies and they needed to keep many demons harassing and opposing you? Or would they say, "Gentlemen, this person poses no threat to our activities. Leave him alone. He needs no help from us."

There are millions of church-going believers sitting in pews Sunday after Sunday who pose little threat to the kingdom of darkness.

If we truly believe that we war against rulers and principalities that cannot be seen, then we must realize that their mandate is to hinder any believer who is seeking to walk in the fullness of God. However, "greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world" (1 Jn. 4:4b KJV).

If you are seeking to fully follow the Lord, you can expect harassment from the enemy. God permits temptation because it drives us deeper into the soil of God. These times reveal God's power to keep us and walk us through the temptations. Our message becomes fruitful when it is born out of obedience and suffering for His name. Do not consider it strange if you find yourself fighting major battles the more obedient you become to the Master.

God desires each of us to become a feared enemy of hell in order to affect satan's domain. When you begin to feel harassed, chances are you are beginning to affect the kingdom of darkness, and satan doesn't like this.
So, how many demons do you think are assigned to you?

Well freinds, that's definetely food for thought to chew on in our camp this week. As our ministry team increases in number, gifting and power, the devil and his hordes come marching to rob us, kill relationship and tear down all that God is building in this place. We must be alert!
"Be vigilant and cautious at all times; for that enemy of yours, the devil, roams around like a lion roaring, seeking someone to seize upon and devour." 1 Peter 5:8 Amplified Bible

For further contemplation and exploration of the ideas outlined in this devotional, check out The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis.

posted by:
Heather Dolby


Kathy said...

i loved the screwtape letters. open my eyes to a whole new realm. good stuff.

Aurora said...

This was just a recent revelation when we were praying for wisdom for our teens in Bangor...it was really hard going, and everyone in the room was having a hard time praying out loud and keeping our thoughts together as we prayed...then the revelation came that Satan LIKES these kids where they're at. He's FINE with seeing people skirting around in the shallows of experiencing God, because as long as they stay craving milk, they are no threat to him or his influence in the world....but as soon as we start digging deeper, trying to uncover those old spiritual wells of insight and revelation and authority, satan puts his dukes up, because then we start threatening his turf and taking ground! Praise the LORD! When you feel opposition to doing something good, it's probably because you're making a difference, and satan doesn't want you there! But Jesus has the victory, praise the LORD!

Seeker of The Light said...

Heather, you SO get it!

You really challenge me to step up to a higher level. Thanx.

May we all get it and start wreaking havok on the Enemy's camp!