by Tammy Phillips
February 3, 2021

Holy Spirit loves to get my attention in the REST room, be it shower or water closet.  I hear Holy Him so clearly in those spaces.  I was recently showering.  Out of nowhere, the Holy Spirit showed up.  I was reflecting on the words of a sweet sister’s text, “I feel like the devil is trying to come in.”

Loud and clear, I heard Revelation 12:1, And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation(!) and strength(!) and the kingdom of our God(!), and the power of his Christ(!) for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.  

HELLO?  According to John 10:10, Satan’s mission is to steal, to kill, and to destroy!  He knocks on our door all day, every day and night!  If he isn’t, there may not be anything he needs because we are already helping him out enough.

HELLO?  He is after us!  We have an enemy!  He does not go away!  Sometimes, he might be quieter than others, but do not be fooled into thinking that he is not in pursuit.  He is trying to shake us. He is trying to distract us. He is trying to steal our joy. He is trying to kill us!

Here is the GOOD NEWS!

Jesus’ mission was to SAVE us in every situation not just eternally.  The good news is He won! His mission is complete.  Satan is defeated.  Jesus won and wins every time!

I asked my Intercessory prayer warriors: “How do you keep a poker face in the front of the enemy?” We came up with three things:

Pull out the sword, the Word, and use it.  There is an answer for every situation in the Word of God. Find it.  Deposit it.  Use it.  Say it.  

“No weapon formed against me will prosper!”
“Peace! Be still!”  which translated can mean, “Hush! Put a muzzle on it!”

“Raise a hallelujah!” David did it best. Pick a Psalm or any song.  Sing it to the top of your lungs or quietly in your spirit.  Resist the devil and he will flee.

“Devil not today!  Fear you don’t own me!”

The book of James says we are to consider it nothing but joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you fall into various trials.  Why?  We should never let the enemy see, nor hear that we are moved from our resolute stand with the Lord.  

“Strength and dignity are her clothing, and her position is strong and secure; And she SMILES at the future!”  (Proverbs 31:25)

I enCOURAGE you today, every day, and in every situation: WORD UP!  SANG!  LAUGH! 

It’s your choice.  When you cannot hold up that sword alone or sing or laugh, call on assistance because we are doing life together.

Lastly, turn on your ears!  You never know what you might hear in the REST room!


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