The further up you go, the more you will experience pressure, resistance and opposition.
However, pressure, resistance and opposition can work for you if you have the mind of Christ. It is only with the mind of Christ that you can understand, see and move at a certain realm or dimension.
The initial stages of your elevation will always be intense, because you are becoming a force rising from your normal state or position and breaking ceilings, caps or limitations that you have been under previously.
Sometimes when God begins to elevate His people, and they begin to experience opposition or resistance, they will come under attack, because the forces of darkness are seeking to keep them under, what God is trying to take them above.
To the carnal person, you may be cursed or have done something wrong, when in fact it is not that you have done anything wrong, but just that God is taking you up.
I believe one of the things we are going to have to do, is to allow God to transform our minds and open our eyes, because how we perceive and think, has a lot to do with our position and momentum.
This is why it is crucial to surrender to God and allow Him to elevate you, because when He elevates you; He authorizes you, reveals to you and teaches you things that were unknown to you.
God will allow the enemy to attack you. To the enemy it is a good thing, but God has a better purpose for what you are seeing and what He is allowing.
Have you not heard? All things work together for the good of them who love God and are a called according to His purpose. If you are called by God and you love God, it will work for your good.
Listen, people of God, the best thing you can ever do is wait on God and allow Him to lift you up. Refuse to fall in love with platform, popularity, money or the things of this world but instead fall in love with Him.
When you fall in love with Him, He will give you the world which is what the enemy fears by the way. When God anoints you, you become a weapon in God’s hands.
Just know that hell knows of it and are now threatened by you. Because witches are spiritual (spirituality does not necessarily mean God, it can be God or the devil) they often detect the spiritual.
They can use witchcraft to influence a situation and astrology to keep at a certain pace to try to control a situation or condition.
These are used with the intention to try to overthrow or work against the person they are intended on TRYING to keep down.
Sometimes the normal person may think everything is against them or everyone is against them (friends, family co-worker) when in fact that is farthest from the truth but the influence of the demonic will try to orchestrate situations to their advantage but to your disadvantage to bring forth an agenda or goal.
You cannot be led by flesh and now I am really beginning to understand what God means when He says this, because sometimes people will react, or respond to you or a situation in a certain way, and you may get offended, because of the way they responded, not realizing what they said or did has nothing to do with you, but it is only the operation of the demonic to push forth it’s agenda.
Those working in darkness do not like the light, and so their goal is to remain neutral or operate in the grey areas, in order to blend in with the natural occurrences of life, so its motives or intention are hidden.
Its aim is to make you desensitized to the situation being created, so you will not take action or move against them, but in unison with them.
This is why you cannot be led by circumstances or emotions, but only by His Spirit.
You cannot allow yourself to be fooled by what appears, but you better know God for yourself, because the enemy is a deceiver and a counterfeiter and will transform to try to fit what you desire or like.
Some people get trapped because they allow the enemy to seduce them. If you think the devil likes you, or has your best interests at heart, you will be disappointed, because he only comes to kill, steal and destroy.
You see, the devil studies you; he will try to figure out your likes and dislikes based on how you react outwardly. Because the devil can only judge your actions and cannot get past seeing your heart and read your mind, he will try to analyze you based on how you react to persons or circumstances.
This he can then use against you! This is why God tells us to walk in the Spirit and not in the flesh. When you are walking in the Spirit, the devil cannot figure you out.
John 3:8 says “You become like the wind and he knows not the direction you come or go.”
You see, growth is important. When you are constantly growing and changing, your likes and dislikes will constantly change. Growth is a powerful thing! The best thing you can do is grow and develop.
The demonic influence moves in tandem with its victim, the victim may think everything is working against them based on what appears in the natural.
Sometimes it is not that everything is working against them, but the person who is using the witchcraft is using it to control the situation to work against them.
Sometimes, if you are not so spiritually conscious or aware, you may think it is you, but it isn’t you, but rather what is against you.
Sometimes persons get trapped or fall into certain situations, because they are too quick to move or get involved, not realizing that there is a devil who is working twenty-four-seven, seven days a week, to overthrow you, especially if you are chosen by God.
However, when God’s hands are on you, you need not to worry for He will do what is necessary to protect and guard you.
~ 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.