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The Destiny of the Church
The destiny of the Church and God’s people is never up to the devil.
Satan does not determine your outcome or the direction your life takes unless you allow him to.
Can I tell you? Satan does not determine what happens in the earth because the devil himself is under divine order.
God may allow somethings for a season but understand after that season has ended, that that season has ended.
Did you think that Pharaoh could have kept the children of Israel bound forever? For each season there is a purpose.
You see, their bondage was only for a while and even in that moment of hardship God allowed that period a time of teaching and training for the children of Israel.
The Church, or God’s people, will never be left at the mercy of the enemy. There will always be away out and it will always be one that the enemy did not see or was not expecting.
The Bible says for everything there is a season. Understand that there are different seasons and when a season has ended a new one will begin.
The choices and decisions we make in life will always direct the path our life takes. Understand that your life will not mysteriously go a particular way without any personal input.
The decisions and choices we make on a daily basis tells a lot about what we are being led by and who we are being led by.
While a lot of what we do has a lot to do with how we were raised, understand that it also has a lot to do with our innate nature.
In other words, though your environment may have an impact on your personal development, your innate nature will be a stronger driving force than what is around you.
This is one of the reasons you may see an individual on a certain path and suddenly there life begins to take a new turn or a turn for the better.
Do not be fooled, some people cannot always be what they are and who they are forever. Some people are clearly marked by God however they may be or whatever situation they may find themselves in.
What God has divinely placed on the inside of them has a way of overtaking what is and who is around them.
Some situations and circumstances we experience are only part of destiny. If you never go through or experience them, you will never be the person you were created to be.
Did you know that what we have gone through and what has happened to us has a lot to do with who we are today?
You don’t think so?
Reflect on your life and each situation you have had to go through and notice whether or not it had anything to do with your character, strengths, ambition, goals and aspirations.
I felt this so strongly in my Spirit…. We must be a people able to think, plan and prepare beyond our current situations.
Never act on impulse and feelings. We cannot be shallow thinkers but we must be able to carefully evaluate and assess life on a much deeper and broader scale.
Critical thinking is so very important especially in this hour. You must realize that what is now is only temporary but what lies ahead is far greater.
If we limit our thinking and preparation based on our today we will fall short of our tomorrow. Never allow the difficult situations you currently face to cause you to make rash decisions by settling for what seems to be a “good” opportunity or a “good” deal because you want to gratify your flesh and because of your unwillingness to hold out or do the right thing that you forfeit your destiny.
Sometimes you are just going to have to say “no” to the quick help or the so called “good” opportunity, because sometimes the quick help or “good” opportunity presented before you is only a distraction to get your eyes off the real problem.
This is no way intended to degrade politicians in any way but a perfect example that will get my point across is the season of election in some countries.
It is often said that in the election season, as a strategy to solicit votes, politicians usually go into different communities or cities and offer food items or money to those who they know may be have a need.
On the party’s hand, this may in fact be a good thing since the strategy is to solicit votes (by the way this is unethical or illegal) but for those who are not able to think critically or think pass today they may very well just accept the token and vote for that particular political party without taking the more important factors into consideration.
I mean, after your critical analyzation and assessment of the situation, will the political party currently offering you the opportunity be able to do the same for you long term?
Aside from that, does what they offer conflict with any other personal views or expectations you have? You see, what is being offered to you short term will only last for that period but after you have used up what was made available to you, understand, that is it.
There and then it would be too late for you to undo what you have done, because then you would have already acted on impulse and cast your vote.
Then you will be the one left to face or deal with a party who may do the opposite of what you voted for. I encourage us to be critical thinkers.
Think today but think beyond your today because after today comes tomorrow and the decisions you make today will affect your tomorrow.
Think long term!
Let Us Not Be Ignorant of Satan’s Devices!
People of God, let us not be ignorant of Satan’s devices.
Be very careful of who you come in agreement or covenant with. The enemy is after your sanity, the enemy is after your peace, the enemy is after your soul and those of others, the enemy is after your finance, your influence, your authority, your family, your friends, your fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, the enemy is after your community and nation.
There are those who have sold themselves over to do great evil and are being used by Satan. You see, when a person has deliberately given themselves over to be used by Satan to do evil especial through witchcraft they see no boundaries, because they are not being held accountable for their actions…
If there was ever a time we need to ask God for discernment and wisdom it is now.
We cannot allow ourselves to be lukewarm or fall asleep because while we fall asleep there is a devil trying to take out and take over.
This is not something we can sweep under the rug or pretend is not there because this is reality. The reason some things have been unidentified and untraceable in the natural is because the enemy is warring in the spirit.
There is a war in the heavenlies over our blessings… Many have been in cycles and have felt worn out as they feel they have been fighting over the same things in prayer and have seen no results or breakthrough.
There are principalities and powers holding up what God has already released . Do you remember Daniel? The answer to His prayers were held up by the prince of Persia (Daniel 10:12 & 13).
This is why we are to be so close to God so we can hear and be given instructions and directions to the path we are to take.
The enemy does not fight fear and the weapon being used is not static. As you act there is an immediate reaction from the enemy that tries to limit or restrict any movements or progress you make.
However we are not to be surprised by any of the enemy’s tactics because the devil has no new tricks. If they appear to new to you, it is because you are not conscious and aware which may really be the reason you are losing hope and are being defeated.
We cannot be foolish because even though we get on our knees and pray by warring in the spirit, we must also be willing to act and move in the physical as The LORD leads us.
There are some doors to your blessings you will have to wrap on more than once and there are some doors you will need to kick down to access.
I pray that as we yield to God we will begin to receive strategies from heaven. Be encouraged people of God.
Remember we are victors and not victims. The victory has already been one. It is already done!
~ Shelly-Ann Powell
Shelly-Ann Powell is a woman after God’s heart, founder and director of the Impact Nations For Christ organization whose mission is to empower, strengthen and point humanity to the Savior Jesus Christ.