I felt turmoil inside as I was waking up from that dream. So, I prayed to God to give me the revelation of my dream.
Like a thief in the night, the enemy looks for something valuable to steal from us. It could be our family, relationships, money, health, job, ministry, etc. When the enemy finds those areas which are near and dear to our hearts, he then takes residency there. Our "secret" and unconfessed sins give the enemy legal right to invade those areas of our lives. From then on, the enemy's whispers in our ears get louder and temptations get stronger influencing our decision making. The battleground is in our minds. The enemy robs us of our peace, joy and contentment through the open door as a result of our "secret" and unconfessed sin and replaces them with a feeling of guilt and shame. No wonder we become anxious and worrisome.
There are three voices we may be hearing: our own, God's voice or the enemy's. We need to be grounded in the WORD of GOD because this is the only filter we have to determine if we are hearing ourselves, God or the enemy.
If we don't have the filter in the WORD of GOD, we can get easily deceived. When we are deceived, you can be sure that our decisions and choices are affected and those areas of our lives could begin to spiral down fast. The enemy's goal is to steal, kill and destroy us.
he will flee
from you! ~ James 4:7
On the other hand, when someone wrongs us, forgive. Unforgiveness gives sanctuary to bitterness and anxiety. These are negative emotions that we shove down in an attempt to forget them. When we do not deal with our negative emotions, they create mental, emotional, and physical STRESS, which affects chemical imbalance in our bodies that eventually manifests itself as disease, i.e. Fibromyalgia, Global Pain, Insomnia, Dizziness, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Autoimmune Diseases, Migraine Headache, Allergies, Peptic Ulcer, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Constipation, or even Cancer to mention a few.
If we don’t forgive the wrongs of others, then our Father in heaven will not forgive the wrong things we do. But, if we forgive, He will give us one heart and a new spirit; He will take from us our hearts of stone and give us tender hearts of love. When we forgive, something is transformed inside of us...we shut the door that gave the enemy access to areas of our lives. The enemy's legal right to torment us and control those areas of our lives are now null and void. We now have the authority and legal right to evict the enemy. We can command all his maneuvers and ploys to fall to the ground to be of no avail and shut the enemy out. Then, we can attain PEACE in our lives. While the devil is our accuser, Jesus is our defender.
Jesus Christ died on the cross for us so that we may live and live more abundantly. His resurrection gave us victory in all aspects of our lives.
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