Wednesday, February 10, 2021

False Threats Lead to A Real Crisis

 Wednesday, February 9, 2021  Some material taken from Many Are My Foes 

Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:8

False Threats Lead to A Real Crisis

Satan loves to fill our heads with all kinds of false threats that create a crisis in our hearts and minds when there is actually no crisis at all. Has that ever happened to you? Maybe you thought someone said something about you, or you misinterpreted what someone said or a reaction they had to something you said. This is an open door. This is how the enemy gets in and attacks us and starts a crisis. He uses a false threat to start a false crisis that we turn into a real crisis that causes us fear, worry, anxiety, depression, and even breaks down our relationships if we let it go that far.

This past Sunday Brother Van told us some of the false threats that Satan uses:

Rumors“They said…”  IL. “Sounded like 50 frogs”

Exaggeration“There were thousands of them”

LiesSatan is a liar

IgnoranceWe fear what we don’t understand

PrejudiceWe believe the false truths about people

The UnknownWhat will they think of me?  How will they act?

It is so important for us to wear the Armor of God every day. The Armor helps to protect us from Satan coming in any of these open doors – or “chinks in the armor” he can find. Satan will find that one weak link, that one unprotected area, and he will attack. He is always looking, and he is always ready to shoot flaming arrows at us. But God has given us all we need - In addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.  Ephesians 6:16

To extinguish the flaming arrows of the evil one.  The Shield of Faith - Our growing faith in God shields us against attacks in the form of setbacks, insults, and temptation, and all those listed above. We must realize that the ultimate victory is ours with God. Faith acts on the great truths of God’s Word. Faith talks. Faith argues with Satan. That That is the shield of faith. It always calls for action.  Hold strong to your shield and your faith.  Never lay them down.  By faith you can resist the devil and his “fiery darts” and he will turn tail and run.  God will be victorious! What happens when a flaming arrow gets through?

What will overcome fear that has broken through our borders?

Reason overcomes fear.

Experience overcomes fear.

Faith overcomes fear.

Confidence from the past overcomes fear.

Protection overcomes fear.

Knowledge overcomes fear.

Prayer overcomes fear.

God's sufficiency in trial!

We are not meant to dodge flaming arrows or fight any battles by ourselves. That was never the plan. Our God is sufficient in all things and most of all in handling our trials!


I am not ashamed; for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that He 
is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until that day. 2 Timothy 1:12

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