I am sensing in my Spirit that many of you are discouraged, insecure and feeling awfully low.
This time of year, is painful for many. Many memories flood our soul of previous times that were good.
It is especially hard when we begin to miss those we love; especially those estranged from us.
The holiday season can tend to put on a lot of stress over family decisions, divisions, performance, and can make things uncomfortable even though they have been repented of long ago.
The enemy knows how vulnerable we are of past mistakes and things we had no control over.
He knows our history and loves to batter us with what life has done to us. The enemy will continue provoking us making us feel hopeless.
The devil remembers all of it! God doesn’t! God says as far as the east is from the west he remembers our transgressions no more!
See this strategy of the devil; the enemy sets us up with thoughts from our memory. Yes, those evil spirits know you and these remember and target every mistake, sin, every rejection from the past.
The enemy cannot read our mind, but he targets us using whatever memory he can dig up that brings condemnation. God watches over His Word to perform it!
God doesn’t remember our transgressions, they are all forgiven. The enemy watches our behaviors to see if we believe his words of deception, so that he can gain a foot hold.
The enemy knows those who are a threat to his plans, “Jesus, I know, and Paul I know, but who are you???!”
The enemy knows those who belong to God especially those who know who they are in Christ!
“Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth. And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so. And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye?“ Acts 19:13-15 KJV.
When he speaks he watches how we respond to his accusations. His way is to coerce us to make us come into agreement with the negative thoughts.
If we are weakened, and we forget who we are in Christ, we give the devil place. Once he sees that we have taken the bait, he strikes us hard!
The enemy wants us to believe his lies and begin accusing ourselves with guilt and condemnation!
Once he gets an opening, he will bombard us with the memories of the past, tormenting our lives with fear.
The more we are bombarded with the weight of heaviness and depression, it becomes hard to function or to even try.
He especially deceives us to feel rejected from God and with that accusation, it opens us up to self-pity. We are supposed to bring every thought captive to the obedience of Christ!
“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds; casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; and having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled,” 2 Corinthians 10:3-6 KJV.
During these holiday times we can feel so alone. The enemy knows our past, and knows how we miss our friends and families we lost.
During these times, he knows how to upset us! The goal of the enemy during this time, is to try to flood our mind with our past mistakes and sin.
His goal is to take us out! The enemy doesn’t play! When we are down, he aims at the juggler.
During these holiday seasons it is such a serious time. Beloved please take it seriously if this is happening to you or happening to someone you may know; for it is a cry for help!
Depending on how deep and isolated a person is in depression, it can get worse as the enemy won’t stop there.
When he gains an opening, he works very quickly. The enemy will bombard our thoughts unmercifully with rejection, abandonment, self-hatred, and these people will be deceived into thinking that God has totally rejected them, therefore there is no use!
The next step is the most dangerous as they will begin to think suicide and death is the answer. These battered and torn precious people are made to think they are totally unwanted and unloved.
We need to especially be mindful and recognize the signs in the believer’s life. We also need to watch out for those silent people that God reveals to us. This is a horribly tormented soul!
We much watch for the signs of those who are caught up in this horrible web of deception. The rejection of family members and the loss of a loved one is especially hard during these holiday seasons.
In closing, remember that the enemy watches how we react and studies our behaviors as he whispers his accusations and words. If you have been weakened in this area, there is help beloved.
The enemy knows some things about us, but he doesn’t know it all. If this word opened up understanding, you can receive deliverance, I am here to pray for you!
If you have no one that understands, I am here and I can pray for you.
If you know someone in this very place, be mindful to intercede and reach out.
Send a card, call them, visit them, and pray that the LORD will break every yoke over their lives in Jesus’ name!
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey
Sherry Edwards Mackey
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