“ The Evil One has had a hand in all that has happened to you. If he didn’t arrange for the assault directly - - and certainly human sin has a large enough role to play - - then he made sure he drove the message of the wounds home into your heart. He is the one who has dogged your heels with shame and self-doubt and accusation. He is the one who offers the false comforters to you in order to deepen your bondage. He is the one who has done these things in order to prevent your restoration. For that is what he fears. He fears who you are; what you are; what you might become. He fears your beauty and your life-giving heart.
Satan does not want my heart restored, nor does he want YOUR heart restored. He wants to keep us consumed with pain and self-doubt, bitter and unable to forgive. Why wouldn’t he try to sabotage any effort I make to help others crawl out of that pit?? The battle has begun. But I will not stand back and wait. I am running full speed ahead to engage him in this spiritual battle. Like little David when he had to face Goliath. He didn’t wait… he charged the battlefield with all he had, running towards that giant. I will not back down. This is my giant and I am charging the battlefield.
One last word from John and Stasi Eldredge…
“You are passionately loved by the God of the universe. You are passionately hated by the Enemy.” - Captivating
This really helped open my eyes even more to the spiritual battle all around us. The Enemy will do all he can to keep us in darkness. We have to fight.
“Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you.” Luke 10:19
“Therefore all who devour you shall be devoured, and all your foes, every one of them, shall go into captivity; those who plunder you shall be plundered, and all who prey on you I will make a prey. For I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal, declares the LORD, because they have called you an outcast: 'It is Zion, for whom no one cares!’ Thus says the LORD: Behold, I will restore the fortunes of the tents of Jacob and have compassion on his dwellings; the city shall be rebuilt on its mound, and the palace shall stand where it used to be.” Jeremiah 30:16-17
Walking in Freedom,
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