There are so many people in the world that are capable of doing the
Lord's work, but they have a problem with discouragement. This is the
enemy's number one weapon and he is more successful with it then you
may think. You would not believe the attacks and numerous times satan
tried to discourage my heart to do what the Lord put in my spirit to do.
My mouth is what kept me victorious and that is what I want to share
with you today.
Our mouth is the most powerful weapon we can use when fighting spiritual
battles, but it isn't in our own strength that we are victorious but in
the Lord's. The Bible says that life and death are in the power of the
tongue and we shall eat the fruit thereof (Proverbs 18:21). Always be
quick to speak words of life, blessing and prosperity. When life gets
tough and you start speaking negative words, eventually that problem will
get worse because you are giving the enemy the authority to stick around.
The enemy comes to us slowly and tries to plant a thought in our mind and
then sits back to see where we will go with it. It is then up to us to
accept it and pursue that thought or cast it down and speak words of
authority over the devil. You do have control over your mind and are
completely capable to defeat satan and the plans he has for you.
If you have been washed by the blood of the Lamb and have opened your
heart to the Lord Jesus Christ, then the devil has no business hanging
around you. You must renew your mind and realize that satan must flee
when he's commanded to in the name of Jesus Christ. (Mark 16:17)
I want you to do something that I believe will help you understand
that you do have control over your mind and the things that enter it.
I will give you a sentence that I want you to repeat in your mind 4 times
and when you are repeating this the 4th time I want you to start counting
to ten out loud.
Are You Ready?
Repeat in your Mind this sentence: Nothing is working right and I should
just give up.
Now start counting Out Loud --- 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Ok. What happened when you started counting out loud? The thought
that was being repeated in your mind stopped the second you opened your
mouth and started counting the numbers. Every time the enemy comes with
words of discouragement and defeat, we are to stand strong and speak the
scriptures. In 2 Corinthians 10:5 the Bible declares "Casting down
imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the
knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the
obedience of Christ." Every thought that is not of God, we are to bring
into our control and overcome it by speaking words of life and not death.
The second the devil gives you a thought of discouragement or to quit a
certain task the Lord has given you, you should be quick to speak words of
authority using the scriptures.
You are to weak to handle this situation; you are to open your mouth and
say " I am strong in the Lord and in the power of His might"
(Ephesians 6:10). "I will overcome every obstacle with the help of the
Lord and nothing shall overtake me." (Deuteronomy 28:1-3)
You are not smart enough to handle this problem; open your mouth and
say "God will give me all wisdom to handle any situation" (James 1:5).
You are not going to beat the cancer; you are to open your mouth and
say "By His stripes I am healed" (Isaiah 53:5).
You will never be able to pay all your bills; open your mouth and say "God
will meet all my needs according to His Riches and Glory. I will lend and
not borrow and the Lord will make me the head and not the tail"
You will never see your children and grandchildren get saved; open your
mouth and say. "Me and my household will be saved in the name of Jesus"
I have written these things to you for one reason. I want you to be
encouraged to do all that the Lord has put in your heart to do. Never
think that you are not good enough or do not have the skills to do the
work of the Lord. The Holy Spirit will put in your heart every step that
you need to take so don't worry about that.
Jesus says in Matthew 10:19-20 "But when they deliver you up, take no
thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same
hour what ye shall speak. For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of
your Father which speaketh in you." KJV
I encourage you to search Gods Word and write down all the scriptures that
are relevant to the problem or situation you are going through. The devil
is not afraid of you but he is terrified of Gods Word and must obey when
commanded to in the name above all names, Jesus Christ.
Remember This: Jesus doesn't call the qualified; He qualifies the called
In Christ Service,
Gods Work Ministry