Monday, June 7, 2010
How to discern the voice of the enemy
Recently, I've come under heavy spiritual attack. Why, I have no idea, except I must be doing something good for God's Kingdom. During these moments, I've paid close attention to what the voices are telling me, and I'm beginning to be able to recognize the voice of the enemy instantly. I thought I'd share with you my observations in the hope they would help you in your own spiritual walk.
The voice of the enemy is
Critical and judgemental -- of you or of someone else
Causes you to become angry or frustrated
Puffs up your pride or makes you feel worthless
Always carries some truth
Steals your joy
Causes you to lose your peace and feel agitated
Asks you to compromise your values for the sake of your rights or fairness
Focuses on You and what You deserve. It's You centric
So, if you find any of these conditions happening, stop and ask yourself what thoughts have been going through your mind? And the next time, you'll catch it sooner, and pretty soon with practice, you'll be able to tell Satan and his lackeys to shut up as soon as they start!
Remember Satan's job is to steal all that God has given you (joy, peace, love, hope, purpose), to destroy you and your life if possible, and to kill you, if he can.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full John 10:10
Next Monday, I'll be talking about how to hear the voice of God.