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13 October 2016

Psalm 37: Part 8 - It's Not Your Fight

Psalms-37--Part-8I’m going to be honest with y’all (you all).  It has bothered me that I have not kept my regular schedule of posting BUT every time I’ve tried to write under my own strength, I struggled.  Nothing would come.  It just didn’t flow.  I’ve asked God why and He said, not by might, not power, but by His Spirit and His Spirit only.  So I trust that these words are straight from Him and if He doesn’t give me something to share, then I absolutely cannot share.  So….

The wicked plot against the [uncompromisingly] righteous (the upright in right standing with God); they gnash at them with their teeth. The Lord laughs at [the wicked], for He sees that their own day [of defeat] is coming. The wicked draw the sword and bend their bows to cast down the poor and needy, to slay those who walk uprightly (blameless in conduct and in conversation). The swords [of the wicked] shall enter their own hearts, and their bows shall be broken. Psalm 37:12-15 (AMP)

Let me describe what I see.  I see a righteous person (in right standing with God)walking and I see some type of animal like hyenas or ravenous dogs snapping at the ankles of this righteous person.  As the person walks, they never waver.  They never change.  They keep their eyes forward, and they continue to walk.

Above this person is God, prompting them forward.  Reminding them that He did not give them a spirit of fear, but of love, power, and a sound and disciplined mind.

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. II Timothy 1:7 (KJV)

The wicked are like these dog-like beings snapping at your feet.  Everywhere you turn, they are there trying to pull you down, trying to keep you in the negative vein they seem to stay in. And if you don’t join in, then you are immediately the enemy.

Let me give you a prime example.  A friend of mine called me. They described several situations that have been identified to be controlled by an oppression spirit.  But one piece of the conversation was a new revelation.

There is one individual who seemed to have the power to command the ‘weaker’ ones to their will.  Whatever this stronger person wanted people to think, that’s what they thought.  Somehow, they’d even convinced a room of people that something that was a VERY good thing, was a bad thing. We also spoke how certain people around this ‘stronger’ individual easily picked up similar mannerisms and characteristics of this person in very short periods of time.

As they continued to describe situations, I immediately begin to ask God how I should help and if I should help.  At some point they began to describe a particular situation with the ‘stronger’ person.  Flabbergasted, I begin to wonder what spirits this individual allowed to use their body as their hotel.  Rather than say this out loud, I simply thought, “I could easily ask God, and He’d tell me.”  But I didn’t ask. Instead I continued to listen in a state of shock as the person described what was going on.  I’d say about 45 seconds later, I heard the words as clear as day: Jezebel.

Astonished, I interrupted my friend and told them what I just heard. Jezebel. And honestly, I was shocked that He would say this name.  I mean, I know this ‘stronger’ individual.  Not very well on a personal level, but well enough in the professional realm, and I recall wondering for years what spirits the person housed.  In this brief moment, He quickly shared with me that this person was a host for Jezebel spirit.

So as I shared this with my friend, I showed the correlations of the two:

  1. Jezebel was able to convince a whole room of people of what she says is truth, even if it went against the word of God.
  2. Jezebel was able to convince the King, who loved God before, to turn His back on God.  She was able to convince him to turn his back on what he believed.
  3. Jezebel, somehow, was able to scare ALL the prophets into the hills to hide out.
  4. If you did not go along with Jezebel, then you were her number one enemy.  You became a target and she made it her business to torment you all the days of your life. 

As each of these situations were described, my friend was able to see exactly how this spirit controlled the person.  But more importantly, my friend would not bend.  She refused to say good is bad, beautiful is ugly, and to go contrary to the Word of God.  And my friend is a target.  Jezebel has set her claws into my friend and because my friend would not change her course, Jezebel has decided to make my friend her number one target (the other believers are targets as well, also under brute force attacks).

So what can my friend do? I told her she now knew what she was up against, but Jezebel was already defeated.

The wicked plot against the [uncompromisingly] righteous (the upright in right standing with God); they gnash at them with their teeth. Verse 12

The wicked ones in your life are plotting against you and that’s ok.  You are the righteous and are covered under the blood.  But also remember:

No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the Lord.  Isaiah 54:17(NKJV)

This is a promise for the righteous!  The weapons will form, but they won’t prosper.  Every word spoken against you will be shot down.  You don’t worry about them.  The battle is not yours!

and he said, "Listen, all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem and King Jehoshaphat: thus says the LORD to you, 'Do not fear or be dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours but God's. 2 Chronicles 20:15 (NASB)

If you recall, when they looked out, there was a great army coming. But God told the prophet Jahaziel to tell King Jehoshaphat that they didn’t have to fight.  Read this chapter for the back story, but instead of going to fight, they bowed their heads and worshiped God (verse 18). When Jezebel or any demonic force comes, worship! It’s spiritual warfare.

The Lord laughs at [the wicked], for He sees that their own day [of defeat] is coming. Verse 13

And the Lord laughed when this multitude thought they had won. They came with a massive army!  But they were defeated before they ever left their camps.  The multitudes came. Two armies fought against the third, and once the third was defeated, the two destroyed one another.  Not one had escaped!! And this happened as the people of Judah praised!! (Verses 21-25) The weapon formed BUT it did not proposer.  Instead…

The wicked draw the sword and bend their bows to cast down the poor and needy, to slay those who walk uprightly (blameless in conduct and in conversation). The swords [of the wicked] shall enter their own hearts, and their bows shall be broken. Verse 14 and 15

They came against the man and people of God, and instead, turned against them self.  You don’t worry about evil doers.  Let the wicked destroy themselves.  Fear not, for he is with you!

Do you have an oppressive spirit floating around your workplace? Home? Place of fellowship? Have you been able to identify what's in your environment? What are you doing to rid the atmosphere of these dark spirits?

He got you!! You leave it to God, praise and worship in the meantime, and watch Him WORK!!!!

Shalom,

Keiyia JOYet George

Do you think you are able to seek God on every decision in your life?  Why?  Why not?  Let's start a discussion below.

Psalms 37 Series

Part 1 -  Evildoers

Part 2 - Do Good

Part 3 - Heart's Desire

Part 4 - The Son Will Rise and Shine For You

Part 5 - REST

Part 6 - Soar Like an Eagle

Part 7 - Seek the Kingdom

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    This piece was just what I needed to read today. On point!
    10/17/2016 3:52:08 PM Reply

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