MINISTRATION OF LIFE DEVOTIONAL.
By; Prophet Anim-Annorh Anointing.
Saturday, June 4.
REFUSE TO GIVE PLACE TO SATAN.
“And be renewed in the spirit of your mind” (Ephesians 4:23).
One of the ways Satan finds his way into people’s lives is through THOUGHTS; their acceptance of his thoughts. When Satan plants a lie into a man’s heart and the man believes and accepts it, automatically, there’s a connection between him and Satan.
Remember, you can’t separate a man from his word, likewise, you can’t separate Satan from his word. Therefore, refuse to accommodate his thoughts and words. Don’t give place to frustration, depression or sadness. Ephesians 4:27 says, “Neither give place to the devil”; you give place to Him by giving place to his thoughts and words.
Think about it: How did Jesus locate Satan in Peter? It was because Peter spoke the thoughts Satan had planted in his heart, and immediately, Jesus turned to Peter and said, “…get thee behind me, Satan…” (Matthew 16:23).
Was Jesus referring to Peter as Satan? No, He wasn’t. But Peter gave place to satan by accepting his thoughts and giving voice to those thoughts. You know, this still happens today with many people. Satan could come to someone and say, “Can’t you see how miserable your life is? This Word of God that you ‘ve believed all these years, is it really working?”
If you ever hear such a voice, refute it, for that’s Satan talking. Don’t entertain his thoughts. You see, always, the LORD says to us, “Fear not!” It’s because if you allow thoughts of fear, they ‘ll affect you negatively. Choose to think happy and excellent thoughts. When He comes with those negative, depressing thoughts– thoughts of discomfort, frustration, depression, anger, lack, etc– thoughts that are contrary to God’s Word- refuse them! Say, “No!” Then, utter words of faith, gratitude, and praise to the Lord instead and he ‘ll flee.
Oh praise the LORD!!
Loving Father, I thank you for your Word that has the ability to produce your thoughts in me- thoughts of abundance, strength, victory, success, faith and the good life. As I study and meditate on your Word, my mind is Renewed for the higher life in Christ, in Jesus Name. Amen.
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