“You will spread out to the right and to the left.” Isa 54:3 NIV
Has all the gloom and doom in the news caused you to become fearful and begin to pull back? Take a moment and read this: “Sing, O barren woman, you who never bore a child…shout for joy, you who were never in labor; because more are the children of the desolate woman than of her who has a husband…Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes. For you will spread out to the right hand and to the left…Do not be afraid; you will not suffer shame. Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated. You will forget the shame of your youth and remember no more the reproach of your widowhood” (vv. 1-4 NIV). Satan will try to plant all kinds of fear in your mind about things that are not even likely to happen. He will tell you that your children are going to be lost; that because cancer, Alzheimer’s or heart disease runs in your family, you too are going to get it. His goal is to stop you dead in your tracks. He knows God’s plan for you is to “spread out to the right and to the left,” not pull back. “How long will this attack last?” you ask. At least as long as the longest stand you’ve taken against Satan in the past! What can you do? “Take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day” (Eph 6:13 NKJV). Stand squarely on God’s Word and refuse to pull back.
I thank God today and everyday for His Word and I thank Him for Dr. Wilton and the Encouraging Word staff. Today's TEW hit home in so many ways. My mother, father and grandparents died from the illnesses mentioned and I had accepted that my death would probably be from one of the same illnesses. I thought it was acceptance but I had no idea it was satanic control. I've suffered mini-strokes and vertigo that affected and limited my capabilities but today I make a stand to fight back and with God's help I can overcome and be a winner! I will not give in! Praise God for the Word!
Mon, February 27, 2012 @ 10:53 AM
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