What astonishes me about Christians, believers, etc. is that we have the greatest power, walk with authority, can take down enemy camps, move mountains, defeat demons, but we tend to act like the weakest link.
Have we forgotten who we are? Have we forgotten who we serve? How is it that every time the enemy attacks us we stumble in our faith, we question if God loves us as if he only loves us when He is blessing us? We have it so messed up in our understanding.
Trained behavior tells us when bad things (demonic things) are happening to us and keep coming like a series of overwhelming attacks we waver in who we are, who God is when we should be rejoicing even through the pain, even though the suffering, even when we don't want to, find it hard to.
Those are the very times that our praise level should be rising. Those are the times when we should understand, that we must be doing the will of God for the enemy to think enough of us to attack us.
It's when things are at their best and we are so happy and content that our faces should be to the ground in prayer because that means the devil is happy with where we are. That means he's content with the fact that we are not disturbing his kingdom.
We have to break-through some of our past training, teaching, patterns.
This message is for those who are no longer drinking the milk of the word, but are established in the meat of God's word. 1 Corinthians 3:1-2 And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. 2-I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. Hebrews 5:12-14 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principals of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not strong meat. 13-For every one that useth milk is unskillful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. 14-But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
So what say you to the above...
Some will say I lack compassion. I don't understand what others are trying to say. They need to vent. They are really hurting and suffering. They have had their hearts broken.
I will say...Distractions. Distractions. Distractions. I will say greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world. I will say lift up your heads oh ye gates and let the everlasting King come in. I will say..."We have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast, down, but not destroyed; Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.
I will remind you that we have presented our bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is our reasonable service. I will remind us that nothing shall separate us from the love of Christ. Not tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? She will remind us that we are killed all the day long; that we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. I will remind us to say, Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. I will remind us that we will remain persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
I'm out...Love you with the love of Christ.