Of the 40 Day Challenge I decided needed to be a corporate word not just for those in the Holy Healthy His community…that said…
TODAY the verse is:
“8 Be sober [well balanced and self-disciplined], be alert and cautious at all times. That enemy of yours, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion [fiercely hungry], seeking someone to devour. 9 But resist him, be firm in your faith [against his attack—rooted, established, immovable], knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being experienced by your brothers and sisters throughout the world. [You do not suffer alone.]”
NO FEAR…get your “crowns” on children of the KING of kings! YOU have been given inheritance of JESUS and AUTHORITY OVER ALL …ALL the power of the enemy! As a Royal….Priesthood and Family OF God…we need to act like who we really and truly are now that we are IN HIS FAMILY BORN AGAIN BY HIS SPIRIT AND RECREATED, REDEEMED, RESTORED and RECONCILED TO GOD OUR FATHER!
“9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a consecrated nation, a [special] people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies [the wonderful deeds and virtues and perfections] of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” I Peter 2:9
AND the word “nation” is “ethnos” in the Greek specifically means gentile! THAT IS YOU AND I unless you are Jewish…obviously YOU are included!!! The portion here is meant to INCLUDE everyone as in gentile.
We are ROYAL…we have authority…do NOT in this season act like you are poverty stricken paupers with no “voice” because if you are BORN AGAIN HOLY SPIRIT FILLED IN JESUS NAME…YOU…are NOT poor, poverty stricken paupers with no voice!!!!!! YOU ….have been given a voice to speak what the FATHER speaks. (See my blog-post that teaches on that subject).
BE alert…and what? VIGILANT…why? To help one another! A King or Queen acts like they are…when you LIVE IN the palace of GOD…you don’t have to be told “who” you are…you KNOW you are WHO you are and you KNOW WHO your Father IS!
YOU KNOW the power AND authority you have as a Child of THE King!
And the Father has expectations of His kids…HE expects them to believe they are who they are and DO what they have power and authority to do in HIS NAME for HIS KINGDOM sake!
THE Word says it like this: “HIS KINGDOM COME AND HIS WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN”!!!
NOW beloved the question is…do YOU believe??!
DO YOU believe WHO you are?
IN this hour of darkness Isaiah prophesied it is TIME to ARISE AND SHINE and guess what? The portion of scripture that mentions darkness is only a verse and the rest is telling of WHAT it is to RISE AND SHINE!
Will you choose to be in fear over the elections or believe meaning a change in the way you think, speak AND act…that is DOING as well as trusting!
Will you choose to dance WITH darkness on halloween allowing your children or grandchildren you are caring for to dress up like ghoulish monsters and celebrating a horribly evil event? COMPROMISE is when we justify what we do in order to appease another…are YOU compromising?
OR WILL YOU CHOOSE to SERVE and OBEY and BELIEVE GOD in who HE says we are DOING what we are equipped and empowered TO DO for HIS KINGDOM to be seen on this earth?
THAT beloved IS the question over this day and the next 8 days! I pray you will BE IN the right camp!!!
Love and blessings to each of you…
Pastor Lori Lynn