I have a word to share about the enemy that comes each time God is elevating you. He whispers words to you that go against what you know to be true and also what you know God said.
Today, I spoke at a service and I’ve never been to a “Testimony Service” so it was interesting. I’ve been in service where people have testified but this entire service was focused on testimonies and praise and worship, which was awesome. My background is Jehovahs Witness so I’m still not that familiar with church protocol. I’m still learning.
I went first. I have such a vast testimony that I had to condense it as much as I could. I think I did ok, but I was questioning it too, because I was saying so many different things. At least it seemed that way to me.
Instantly the enemy said, “You can’t do this. You’re no speaker. You will fail” I will be honest, I listened at first and said to myself, “I didn’t do well. I was all over the place. I should have said it this way…”
Then, I rebuked the spirit of doubt and refused to listen. It had to go! It could no longer take residence in my mind. It wanted me to believe that I can’t go to this next level that God is taking me and I actually entertained it! I became scared that I couldn’t do it. It’s new. It’s uncomfortable.
However, I said, “I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS ME.” 🙏 And I said, ” I cast down every thought that raises itself again the knowledge of God and call it unto submission.” It’s not a direct quote but they knew what was up. I just started speaking the word.
Furthermore, I heard in my spirit, “I am with you” I heard it 3 times. I started to raise my hands and praise Him.
See, I have to stay in a place of looking at Jesus so that I don’t sink like Peter. God showed me that I will see a lot more and as He continues to pull me to the front to share my testimony that I will be warring in the Spirit.
I thank God for today. I thank Him for allowing me to see and hear. It’s not easy but I’m fighting the good fight of faith!
I told my cousin what happened and she said, “Not you! You’re always so positive” and I told her that I am not immune to the enemy coming to me. He may get a hit in but he not knocking me down! No one is immune! Please believe it. But we must rebuke and bind the enemy. Cast those thoughts down. Recognize the strongholds the enemy tries to set up. That’s what he was doing with me–attempting to set up a stronghold in my mind. I thank God that I was aware. Rebuke the devil and he will flee. And most of all TRUST GOD AND THE PLAN THAT HE HAS FOR OUR LIVES.
Three ladies came to me directly letting me know my testimony helped them. Glory! Because even if one person was encouraged I feel great about that.
The enemy wants to silence my testimony but he can’t. The Lord has been too good to me! God has gone before me and set my path straight. The Lord will continue to develop me and all I say is, “Yes God to your will and to your way”
In conclusion, it was a blessing. Jesus was magnified! I was blessed by the testimonies that I heard. And I appreciated being included.
The word says at Revelation 12:11
“And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.”
Be Blessed! ❤️