“A thief has only one thing in mind—he wants to steal, slaughter, and destroy. But I have come to give you everything in abundance, more than you expect—life in its fullness until you overflow!”—John 10:10 The Passion Translation
I love this passage… and this morning, as I thought of what’s happening in the world around us right now, in our country…
I heard these words pounding in my heart…
“A thief (your enemy) comes to steal, kill, and destroy“…. but I have come to give you life in abundance!” (which comes from John 10:10)
That yes, the enemy, like a thief, is known to steal, he’s known to slaughter, and he’s known to cause destruction….. But God….
Jesus has come to give us fullness of LIFE!
Did you know that in Christ, in His authority, we can silence the enemy’s noise in our ears, and we are given heavenly solutions to be able to deal with the enemy’s schemes —eyes to see right through them… the enemy may be laying low and playing hard to see, but God sees all things, and He gives us the sight we need to be able to see through it all.
“Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me.”—Matthew 28:18
There will be attempts…
…attempts to steal from your life, from your family, from your purpose in Him…
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”—2 Timothy 1:7
He lives within us. ?
And He’s raising us up to do a mighty work, in Him!
“Now you understand that I have imparted to you all my authority to trample over his kingdom. You will trample upon every demon before you and overcome every power Satan possesses. Absolutely nothing will be able to harm you as you walk in this authority. 20 However, your real source of joy isn’t merely that these spirits submit to your authority, but that your names are written in the journals of heaven and that you belong to God’s kingdom. This is the true source of your authority.”
21 Then Jesus, overflowing with the Holy Spirit’s anointing of joy, exclaimed, “Father, thank you, for you are Lord Supreme over heaven and earth! You have hidden the great revelation of this authority from those who are proud, those wise in their own eyes, and you have shared it with these who humbled themselves. Yes, Father. This is what pleases your heart and the very way you’ve chosen to extend your kingdom: to give to those who become like trusting children.“—Luke 10:19-21 TPT
Isn’t this so beautiful? ✨
How it shows us so much into the heart, and the character of our Heavenly Father—Almighty God! ?✨
What a treasure it is to get to see this and know this and understand this about Him. ?☀️?
Thank You, Father. Be with us, and help us through these days we are living in. Give us eyes to see, that we may be able to discern the schemes and lies and attempts of the enemy, as Your light SHINES into the dark places, to reveal all that is hidden, all that is being attempted. ALL victory belongs to You!
“What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? …” —Romans 8:31-39
Yes, we’re living in a tumultuous time, but we’re also living in a time that was created and designed by God Almighty for us to live in. He knows what He’s doing.
Hang onto Him. Rest in Him. ??
“And everything I’ve taught you is so that the peace which is in me will be in you and will give you great confidence as you rest in me. For in this unbelieving world you will experience trouble and sorrows, but you must be courageous, for I have conquered the world!”—John 16:33 TPT