MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!
(Or, You Get What You Pray For!)
by Pam Clark (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The innocent bear the burden of the unrighteous until they stand up to it and demand a change. When the cup of our prayers are full before God, He will respond to our prayers out of His great Love. Then we will see a move of God. You get what you pray for! So be careful how you pray!
There is God, and there is you, and there is the problem (what ever that may be – we will call him the devil.) God has a desire and the devil has a desire and you have a desire or 2 or 3…if you are like me. God made us for fellowship so we have been given our personalities. Now, we have to figure out how to make it work and display the teams!
We don’t totally sacrifice man anymore than God totally sacrificed Jesus. He died, but He also rose again. That power of an endless life is strong. We just have to make sure we don’t try to take the devil with us, as he will hold us back from the blessings!
Many want to act like there is no demand on us spiritually, but there is! The move of God will be the display of His righteousness. If you have no good thoughts about what His righteousness is, the move of God will happen and you won’t even see it!
If you identify yourself with evils, you will be judged with evil. And as you identify yourself with God, you will receive His power and reward. See, there is a place that Jesus knows that can hide and protect Life.
The flaming swords keep the devil out. Will they keep you out too? I hope not! We are counting on you for the Team! People may mock the nice guy, but they win!
Who Is Really in Charge?
We do not have the Supreme will, nor does the devil. If we teach it that way, we are wrong. God does and He has His own ways of going about things. Do you know Him? The more you do, the more you understand, and it’s a challenge for all humans but not impossible! He receives the asking heart. Ask the thief beside Jesus on the Cross.
He who repents well has favor. He who betrays that repentance will suffer greatly. The Spirit and the Truth will set you free.
Some suffer without cause because of the failures of others – going all the way back to the Garden. This is one reason why prayer is so important. He hears! If you condemn your parents, you condemn your life. Instead, condemn the sin and the sinner the devil, since Jesus did. You are here because Jesus wants you here, alive in Him.
Obviously we all have had encounters with the devil, and most if not all were unwanted. But that does not make us God . In is IN Him and THROUGH Him and BY Him that we have all things good. When we are in Christ, we are in His power and anointing.
The Right Understanding
If we don’t understand good, we will not know how to defeat the devil. This is a Spiritual thing- which means it is an abiding thing. It’s a life choice in other words.
When we do not value the devil, he has little power, especially if we know how to confront him. This is what scares many people, they don’t know God or understand His evidence, so they fear and retreat. Now we have two problems on our hands! His people perish for a lack of the knowledge of Him!
The Kingdom push shortens the time of suffering. So people must be equipped and even skilled in their ministry gifts! It’s not a badge you wear on your lapel. It is a spiritual force.
You will suffer for your gifts, because Jesus did, but you will also win and get rewards because you endured. When they seem to fail you, look up to see the bigger picture. God is always willing to adjust us for a greater strategy.
And Then the Power Comes
When the sleeping Church wakes up to this, we will scare a lot of people. When the cup is full and Power responds, He will claim the territory of those He loves. Proclaim Him always! And be grateful for the Blood of Jesus.
When our spirit, choosing God, confronts government, we will see changes. We don’t hide and wait, waiting for the devil to manifest. Then he plays his rule and it’s not pretty. But that rule is limited by the educated fearless saints. What do you think has made America (and other nations) great?
You love and care for one, and then one more, and then another and another. That is how you grow. Some take a lot of love and care, but God understands that. Some have a public gift for caring. We just have to respond with our heart so that God sees.
Maybe all you can do is give a little, but it can be big in His eyes. However, He is looking for how you spend your talents. (Read the parable.) Our expression in and through Him is a big deal. You can’t hide behind or live behind another. YOU have to see God and support that.
God is not impressed when you just squawk about the problem. Sometimes you do have to make a noise. But it’s what you DO that makes a difference to Him and how He will respond. Don’t paint the devil so well that God is not seen. Rise up and lift up the right banner!
Today we have a bunch of Gideons with skills and talents hiding from the enemy! When they organized and recognized the right things, it made a difference. Mistakes happen but so do victories and miracles. It is The Force that wins!
May The Force be with you!
22 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:
23 “Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, ‘This is the way you shall bless the children of Israel. Say to them:
24 “The Lord bless you and keep you;
25 The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
26 The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.”’
27 “So they shall put My Name on the children of Israel, and I will bless them.”