How can we release the pressure? The devil has two tactics. He’ll try to either pressure you off the Word and hit you with depression, unworthiness, stress, condemnation, accusations from past sins and eventual unbelief, or; he’ll try to pleasure you off the Word with temptations and distractions. Have you felt an increase of pressure? Would you like some peace?
Believing is a conscious decision of the brain. It is also a potent weapon. If this were a physical battle, believing would be a nuclear warhead. Your believing/faith is what the devil wants to disable, distract, or steal from you. He does this by feeding you lies. He is the Father of Lies so that is no big surprise. But how do we keep our believing safe? How do we restore it, when it’s under attack? How do we use it as a shield when the fiery darts of discouragement come? Stop looking for the lies and first…
Believe the Truth!
Truth like what?
“I sought the Lord and He delivered me from all my fears.” Psalms 34;4
“Trust in Him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us.” Psalms 62:8
“Behold, God [is] mine helper: the Lord [is] with them that uphold my soul.” Psalms 54:4
“It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect. HE maketh my feet like hinds’ feet and setteth me upon my high places.”
“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Phil. 4:19
Who supplies your need? Your job or business? Is it your Grandpa? Is it your father, mother, or any human? NO. Believe the truth. God’s Word is truth. Who girds you with strength? Who delivers you from fear? Is it the doctors or the nurses? Is it your financial portfolio? Is it the equity you have in your house? When we believe the world’s opinions over the Word’s truth then the devil has stolen our most potent weapon. And he uses the sneaky little distractions. Who do you believe? God the maker of all the universe? Or a liar, a thief and a destroyer of man’s hearts? Be a believing believer.
“In whom the god of this world (the devil) hath blinded the minds of them which believe not,(with lies) lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” 2 Cor. 4:4
Look at these incredible next few verses! WOW!
“For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to [give] the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, (the gift of holy spirit) that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. [We are] troubled on every side, yet not distressed; [we are] perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed…
17)…For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding [and] eternal weight of glory; While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen [are] temporal; but the things which are not seen [are] eternal.” 2 Cor. 4: 6-10; 17-18
The second tip is…
God did not leave us without a spiritual weapon. Look at the verse above where I highlighted the scripture in bold. We have a treasure in our body! Remember the nine fruit of the spirit? Love, joy, longsuffering etc. Well, peace is one of them. We get peace, a fruit of the spirit, from operating the spirit. Why? Because one of the operations of the gift of holy spirit is discerning of spirits. If you suspect that evil is messing with your peace, ask God how to handle it. He may say bind them in the name of Jesus Christ. The name of Jesus Christ makes their knees bow and their tongues confess. The devil’s tremble at that name. Use it, because Jesus Christ won the war for us. Now, we win the daily battles with God’s mighty power. We do not fight a battle of flesh and blood. We fight against spiritual forces. Discerning of spirits is our night vision goggles. Once they are out of the scenario, then enjoy the peace!
Have you felt an increase of pressure? Is this a timely post? I’d love you’re feedback, and it only takes a second to comment below. Thanks and God bless you today!