The agenda I’m referring to today is the plan or goal he is using against you to guide your behavior; but insists on keeping it a secret from you. The devil operates through subtle evil fashions. His style of operation is using ultimate deception against us. He uses manipulation, speculations, deception and temptations in an attempt to overtake any and all persons he can; as this is his plan to harm us then use our torment as his ultimate entertainment. Did you catch that? (Your emotional, physical, spiritual, financial, material and marital pain has the devil laughing out loud by your suffering.)
John 10:10 reminds us that the devil is a thief. It also reminds us that he is out to steal, kill and destroy. See, he aims to steal your joy, destroy anything you attempt and kill your spirit. (As a mother, when my children step out of line I use correction to break their will not their spirit. When someone’s spirit is broken they quit trying as hope is lost.) The devil aims to kill your spirit so all hope held is lost. At this time he is succeeding by changing how many of us think through world events, media, society accepting wrong as right and removing God from the head of our Nation and through many other channels we don’t hold time to get into today.
Some of you reading hold little hope if any at all. When you take a look at what your life has become; it takes every bit of strength you have left, to pick up and try to get through another day. Your will has weakened due to your spirit being broken. Where you once thought change was possible you now believe it is too late for change. Where you saw yourself heading as a young adult completely differs from where you ended up as a mature adult. Where you once held passions, you now hold regret or resentment. Your thoughts now control you instead of you controlling your thoughts. Anger and hurt consumes every fiber of your being. Despair has become your walking shadow. Disappointment is all you feel, you have left to dress in. Depression tucks you in at night and wakes you in the morning. Sickness has become the one who sticks closest to you. Mistreatment follows you through life like a loyal dog does to his master. You have learned to depend on misery accompanying you everywhere you go. Anxiety likes to ride in your pocket and tease you throughout the day. Fear won’t let you down, as fear has proven to stay with you through it all…
In the beginning of this post I asked if you were yielding to Satan’s agenda , then explained his agenda was a plan of deception and manipulation to guide your behavior. The agenda he used on some of you was he had demons sent your way to instill ultimate deception and manipulation in an attempt to destroy you as quickly as he could. ( We can be tormented by demons without being owned by them.) Demons do not operate alone they always operate in groups. Just like you and I they have to rest in order to regain strength. They often look for a place to rest in areas that are dry, as they don’t like water. They normally look for someone to host them which means they stay with them , leave and then return . Some of us unknowingly have opened our home to them and made them too comfortable. Each demon out there holds a name and the name they hold is the torment they inflict on us. This means some of us are guilty of being a host to a group of demons who go by the names of “fear”, “regret”, “resentment”, “pain”, “anger”, “anxiety”, “depression”, “misery”, “disappointment”, “despair”, “sickness”, and “mistreatment”. Keep in mind, the only way they can torment us is if we gave consent. Some of us have allowed sin in our life that allowed a door of consent to the enemy and his demons to enter our homes and torture our minds and eventually our health…
ALL ACCESS MUST BE SHUT OFF… Again, the devil is out to steal, kill and destroy. James 4:7 Reminds us to resist the devil and he will flee.
To resist the devil means we must resist the temptations he sends our way. Each temptation is an opening or consent given to the enemy. If you are tired of being tired ask the Lord to remove anything unclean that has come up against you. Ask the Lord to align the desires of your heart with the desires he holds for you. Remove yourself from any activity that goes against the Word of God. Don’t allow your eyes to look upon or your ears to listen to anything unpleasing to the Lord. Let your mouth speak words of love only.
Take back what the thief tried to steal from you. God blessed us with marriage and family but the devil has dug his claws into so many homes, that division moved in and forced commitment and love out. Some of you are so depressed you can barely get out of bed. Take your health back by kicking out anything unclean that has come up against you and reclaim healing in the name of Jesus Christ. Take back your life by surrendering every fiber of your being over to the Lord.
Tell the devil and his enemies to step off because God’s victory is on! The battle has already been won. You may have warred all this time not knowing God already defeated the devil and his army of demons. The devil’s subtle agenda was intended to make us believe he was the one in control… My friend, here’s the one area you hold control over. See, you get to decide right now who you will allow to hold control over you. The Lord or the devil and his demons? Submit to one, resist the other…