NOT TODAY DEVIL:
Connected to God’s Power
by Tyler Pieper
If we’re honest, there have been times that we know something other than God’s presence was leading us, and if we’re honestly ignorant, we’ll allow that to keep happening. I almost can’t believe how simple and tricky it is. The enemy’s number one tool is to convince you that he isn’t up to anything at all. The result? You, rolling around in guilt and shame and dirt… believing that you’re a bad person who just can’t figure out how to get it right.
Ha! Not today, devil.
Before Jesus died on the cross, we had nothing to connect to that greater than ourselves, and not only that, He killed every scheme and power of the devil in the process. Jesus’ blood that paid for our sins has left us completely drenched in God’s commanding authority. The key is knowing what power source you’re connected to. Your life, whether you’re aware of it or not, will always be connected to a spiritual power. Make sure that it’s God’s power!
GOD’S POWER = GOD’S AUTHORITY
Pastor Jesse painted this picture that hasn’t left me all week long: Your emotions, body, mind, soul- it’s all a valuable plot of land, and let’s face it – the enemy wouldn’t mess with you if you weren’t worth anything. God adorned your property with mercy, grace, and fruits of the Spirit abounding. You are a warm, loving house where good things grow – and the devil wants to move in. He shows up and relentlessly knocks on your door, he waits outside and shouts things through the windows… but the power and authority that was purchased for you knows that:
This is the exact same authority that Jesus uses in Mark 1: 21-28 to remove an impure spirit trying to take hold in a man’s life. Jesus very simply commanded, “Be quiet! Come out of him!”
We need to run toward Jesus because anything that is against your life wants nothing to do with the restoration God’s power brings to the body, mind, and spirit. Every dark force trembles at His name. God’s power in your life is God’s authority in your life. Are you going to let the devil in the door?