Food for thought   10th July 09

Hy Shirley here.... just want to apologise to everyone. I've been off the Internet for a couple of days, so couldn't update.
But Praise the Lord! We're back on... so here goes.....



The Lord is saying...

Fear not, you have gathered strength and I have shown you how to fight effectively. Carry on and do not falter for you shall see your enemy falling every side he has attacked you on. Learn the lesson well... You have authority over all the works of the enemy and you do not have to put up with his thievery and shenanagins. Use your weapons wisely and never against people for they too have been deceived and wounded.



I dreamt yesterday that I was in authority in a class of some description and was being unfair to a student deliberately to show them they had put up with being unfairly treated, as though this female I was teaching, had been walked all over by a boyfriend or someone. Then yesterday, later on in the day, to my surprise Worf on Startrek (Its amazing how many ways God uses to speak to us) was taking a karate class and put a blindfold on a student and told her she was up for promotion but had to pass a particular test. He floored her 3 times and told her she should try harder at anticipating his attack. After the third attack she tore the blindfold off and said she wouldn't go any further because it was unfair. He told her she had passed the test for being brave enough and standing up for herself when something was not right. Many times after that yesterday, I saw or heard the word "unfair" I really believe God is trying to tell me something. Strange how I've always been a great enthusiast for the 'blessed are the meek'. But it seems that God doesn't like His children being messed about by the devil, and there is a time for saying a resounding "NO..ENOUGH IS ENOUGH"

And so as I brought the dream before the Lord this morning, He showed me that it was the enemy that I needed to stand up to and not put up with the things he has done against me. We think its God when things go wrong but it can be our own fault for not standing up for ourselves, for He has given us power over "All the works of the enemy". I felt that in Isaiah and in the New Testament the piece that reads ....

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, luke 4 18 much do with Christ's ministry in destroying the works of the devil and that is what we are called to do, to be as Christ in this world. We need to get angry and to do something about stopping him from stealing killing and destroying. Jesus came to give us life and life in all of its fullness. The enemy came to steal kill and destroy. We have to bind his works up and destroy his works from others lives too...
Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke? Isaiah 58 6

I love how Smith Wigglesworth puts it... That He that is in us is greater than He that's in the world. From the Kingdom within us, we take authority in the nature and name of Jesus Christ and tell the enemy, in whatever form he is attacking, to desist. Smith says that every, every every sickness is of the devil and comes to try to steal our peace that is rightfully ours in the Kingdom of God. Its time to resist the devil and submit to God.









Song spot

I'll soar like an eagle

Shirley Howitt