Sometimes your interrupted sleep may be an angel. It may be the prayer prayed or the fast you have committed to. Answer it. Get out of your bed and pray a short prayer of your desire. If your are with your spouse in bed, go downstairs, bathroom, or hallway. You need not take to long. The angel is busy. Pray and then go back to sleep. I assure you, the nudge you experience will be no more. Do not miss these opportunities.
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The clock is two-minutes to nine. The time allotted for the test is almost complete. The sweat on the brow drops onto the test paper and mixes with the graphite of the pencil and thoughts of failure begin to emerge. I have five questions left and not enough time. I need more time. The buzzer goes off and pencils down. Will I make this promotion? Will I have the victory or will I have to repeat this test again?
I have just been tested. As I carry myself outside the testing room, I am overcome with the sense of another test. This test is so much more difficult and yet a test for which I cannot escape. This test comes with promotion and a study guide as well. This test is for all mankind. No one escapes this test.
Jesus was tested. When taken by the Holy Spirit into the wilderness and fasting 40 days and 40 nights, as to be expected, he was hungry. Satan comes to test his loyalty to the Father and demands that he turn stones into bread. Jesus spoke the words recorded in Matthew 4:4 “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” Similar words given in Deuteronomy 8:3 “that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord doth man live.” This was a test.
The people of Israel where starved by God (Deut. 8). He was testing them. He was proving whether or not they would stay the course. Our tests are different. Our challenges are different, but they are all used for the same purpose. Whose voice will we listen to? Will we listen to the familiar spirit? Will we listen to the ungodly friend trying to get us to sin against God? Will we listen to the person with good intentions, but ungodly advice? Will we be promoted into the kingdom of God?
Choose God’s word over every other voice. Live free. Get promoted!
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Soldiers are trained in all known aspects of warfare. They are trained to battle the enemy on the land, sea and air. These are the words a recruiter might say to a new military recruit. I want to make a comparison to the training they receive which prepares them to look for landmines and our Christian walk.
A soldier will have a tool that they use to sweep the ground before they walk on it. These landmines secretly planted by their enemies are just under the earth and sometimes hidden within dead animals. If they step on a landmine it will either kill them or lame them for life. They are used by the enemy to disable any person or vehicle by an explosion of fragments that are released at high speeds. Landmines can remain active more than fifty years after they are planted in the ground. Fifty years, can you imagine that?
Do you see where I am going with this?
Our enemy Satan and his hoard of demons started setting landmines before we were born; they set them for our grandparents and their grandparents, and so on. Some of those landmines went off in our families past and we see the results in some of our lives. However, remember, they are still landmines that we ourselves have to be aware of on a daily basis.
Sure these landmines are spiritual and can’t be seen with our natural eyes, but we still face the consequences, if we over look them. Sin in all its varieties are landmines to destroy us. Believers in Christ are made aware of sin landmines and must guard themselves from the temptation that so easily besets us’.
I have good news to tell you! The Holy Spirit is our landmine sweeper! We must follow his guidance and leading…keeping our Spirit in tune with the Holy Spirit allows us to know things much faster than our mind will. The Holy Spirit as the Bible says will ‘guide you into all truths’ and he will protect you because he walks along beside you, but you must LISTEN to him!
Don’t lose your communication with the Holy Spirit, you need him minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day, week by week, year by year… You need him until you pass from this life and awake in Heaven. You keep him foremost in your life and the landmines won’t destroy or harm you; you will be alerted to them before you fall into their trap because of God living inside of you!
by Sheila (Guest Post)
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