A video was showing two antelopes fighting in a field in Africa. They locked horns and fought continuously, whirling around in circles, while locked together, each seemingly trying to get the upper hand (or paw).
Other animals were watching them as they fought.
Suddenly in the distance, a female lion is running at full speed from a long distance away toward the antelopes as they were focusing on each other in the fight. Neither one saw what was coming.
She sprung upon them both, grabbing with a smothering hold of one while the other one sprang loose.
Many of us become offended by members of the Church, hearing words spoken, whether directly, or from a distance that seem to imply that you are less than the kind of person you really are.
The thoughts you may have as a result can cause you to have not only second thoughts about that other person, but can reek havoc concerning your value to others; bringing self condemnation, even angry thoughts about those who treat you and others in an unseemly way.
That is precisely the trap the devil wants to entangle you with to pry your focus from God onto yourself and on other people.
If he can do that to your life, he has succeeded in keeping the power of God from being effective in you. He has stolen your joy..
You have a mighty calling, a high calling of God in Christ Jesus. He has anointed you and set you in ministry. He has enabled you with power because the Holy Ghost has come upon you.
He has given you the Word of Reconciliation that breaks the bands of wickedness, breaks every yoke of bondage, and lets the oppressed go free, and the one offense that has been derailing you is what the devil has used to cause you to lose your focus on what really matters.
Break yourself free right now, in the Name of Jesus, from the offense! Then go on the offensive yourself in the Spirit against those thoughts that exalt themselves against the knowledge of God.
Resist the devil and he has to flee from you. You have been given the Keys of the Kingdom, and the gates of hell can not prevail against you.
You are of God little children and that evil one touches you not. For greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.
All authority has been given unto you.in the Name of Jesus.Christ. Whatsoever you bind on earth will be bound in Heaven. Whatsoever you loose on earth will be loosed in Heaven.
It is your Father’s great pleasure to give to you the Kingdom.
The LORD has called you by name and you belong to Him.
Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full into His wonderful face; and the things of earth will grow strangely dim, in the Light of His Glory and Grace.
~ Thomas Downes
Thomas Downes. Walking with the LORD for over 40 years, Thomas runs “The Voice of the Writer” a Prophetic Ministry. His purpose is to present the Word of God and the Love of God with the prophetic heart; the heart that desires to hear the Voice of the LORD, and present His Word for the encouragement of others.