There’s something about our confident proclamation of faith that just changes our circumstances.
I had a case of recurrent sleep paralysis this morning. Maybe there’s a scientific explanation for that but it does not take away the fact that my experience came as it has before with fear, a sense of total loss of control, and the feeling of an otherworldly presence. None of these are of God.
I struggled to get myself out of it, and this might not make sense to everyone, but I said the Name of Jesus and spoke in tongues. I got out of it, but I still felt fear and concern that this should happen the way it had.
I sat up in my bed, and remembered, “Wait! I have the Holy Spirit! God surrounds me completely as the mountains surround Jerusalem. It doesn’t make sense for me to be oppressed. I have angels at my call. God hems me in before and behind and He places His hand on me. How can the enemy get in?” And then I said, “Angels. I charge you. No more oppression in this house. No enemy is getting in. I’m going to have great sleep. And that’s that.” And then I kept thinking, “I dare the devil to try.”
So I slept smiling, sure that I would have a good night’s sleep. And I did.
There’s something about acknowledging who we are, and the things the LORD has made available to us. I know that I will be tempted to fear. But I also know whose I am, who I am, and what I have. I don’t get to be oppressed of the devil in any way shape or form. And if he comes in like a flood, he’s going to face God’s music.
That’s the authority we have in Christ Jesus. And we can take those simple steps of faith. Even when we don’t feel like it. Faith acknowledges truth, and that’s powerful.
I know this may not sit well with everyone, and that’s okay. This is a platform of no judgement. But we will speak the truth, and we will speak the truth in love.
Have an amazing day! And God’s grace to you as you take another step of faith today. You could also take your first step of faith today! That’s would be awesome. Cheers!