The deVIL[e] has been scheming.
Oh, it’s true alright. . . he has never ceased in seeking to steal, kill and deSTROY God’s beloved. But he’s been maybe more cunning, more strategic of late.
Obviously his deMONS have been busy in this land of de-VISION.
We’ve been told he is like a roaring lion, seeking someone to deVOUR. 1 Peter 5:8 That we should be self-controlled and alert. But he has many of us on the deFENSIVE toward our fellow man.
Our battle is not agains flesh and blood, but against the rulers, principalities and spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12
To discern if one is being influenced by a deMON: test the tongue. [This is beneficial both for testing your own words and the words of others. To stay free from the opinions of man, to keep our own hearts tender and restorative instead of defensive, to remember that the deVIL is the accuser. In Christ we are free!]
Are the words rolling off the tongue as a tool for REbuilding? Or as a weapon of mass deSTRUCTION?
None of us is immune to the venomous poison-potential of our one little member. Just because it isn’t visibly forked doesn’t mean it’s not hissing death. Proverbs 18:21
How will we ever move on from here unless we find a little faith? Exercise large doses of grace? Look up to the Heavens from where our help comes? . . . Psalm 121:1
We need . . .
To look UP.
To look TO.
To SEE the One who put the stars in place, Who calls the things that are not as though they are. Romans 4:17 Who is able to perfect that which concerns us. Psalm 138:8 KJV
Jesus is in the business opposite of deVIL. Jesus REstores. REnews. REbuilds. REvives REdeems.
And greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world! 1 John 4:4 Let’s let the Light shine! Lets be like stars in this dark universe, let’s let Him have His way in us. Let’s let mercy lead us.
Love & Prayers,