Spiritual warfare strategy

You're on your mission and you're under attack. What to do? Check your sub-mission. Are you submitted to God? Are you submitting to God in the battle? Your soul is under attack. You might be tired, sad, angry, frustrated, or confused. But where's your spirit? Where's your anchor? What are you anchored in or grounded into when lightning is striking? When you're submitted to God, you are connected in the deepest place; where your enemy can never go and never touch you. The truth about God is flowing to you through that back channel. That is where your inspiration comes from.

"Submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you." James 4:7

Still waiting

Though it linger, wait for it.
It will certainly come and not delay.
Habakkuk 2:3

Some prophetic words are "now" words, but many and perhaps most are future words.
Some people have taught that after you receive your word, things will go in the opposite direction.
Some people have taught that the bigger the word, the longer the wait.
I think these are true, but you also can't trap God in a logical "system" of how words are fulfilled.
God can and does fulfill a word in a very different manner than what you expected.

So, how does a verse like this encourage us? It tells us that God is faithful and that God is good, no matter what.

When I've been waiting and it seems like it's so delayed, but God says wait, it will not delay; I have a choice to come into God's perspective. I do not go into denial, but exercise faith. I don't shut my eyes to my circumstances, but open them to God. God is my provider for everything, because he is my Father, God takes care of his own. So if he says wait, he will help me to wait. He will give me something for my wait. If it's like the bus or the train has not arrived, God gives you a bench to wait on so you can rest your legs. He gives you a place to wait in. Most of all, he gives you relationship with him in the mean-time. He shows you the future, then he stays with you in the present.

Don't let him steal it from you

I had a dream that I was in a crowded passenger car with a bunch of men. Suddenly, I felt someone pulling my wallet out of my front pocket where I keep it. I reacted and it was too late, the wallet was gone. I managed to turn around and a there was a man with sunglasses on and facial hair (beard or goatee) and I knew he did it. I grabbed his sleeve and saw a mechanical device that he used to get into my pocket. I began to tell him out loud that I know what he did and that I wanted my wallet back. None of the other men around us seemed to care one way or another. They were oblivious.

I thought of this verse: "After all, we don't want to unwittingly give Satan an opening for yet more mischief—we're not oblivious to his sly ways!", 2 Corinithans 2:11

The Greek word translated mischief means "ripped off" or "to defraud". The enemy tries to steal our joy, our peace, or our faith right from under our noses. The context of Paul's words are those of restoring the repentant and forgiving them. When we refuse to forgive, restore, and be reconciled to someone who is repenting and asking for forgiveness; then Satan will be able to steal from us and defame us.

Sky Links, 1-19-19