Stop Chasing Butterflies

I receive many questions from people who want to know how can they tell if someone is the one for them. We’ve made a YouTube video about the concept of “the one” and wrote a blog about knowing how you can tell if they’re the one for you, you should check it out if you haven’t already. However, it confuses me when someone says they’re with someone who’s amazing and loves God, treats them right, but something is missing.
“Well…. what’s missing?”
“I don’t know. I just don’t have those butterflies I’d expect to have.”

“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” (Jeremiah 17:9)

Can I tell you something that you know, but can easily forget? Your feelings will destroy you. Your feelings will have you running back to relationships that God delivered you out of. Your feelings will have you running back to abusive relationships, because you’re focused on memories instead of reality. Your feelings will have you thinking it’s okay to to let your flesh take control, but you know in your heart what God is telling you to do.
DO NOT ALLOW SOCIAL MEDIA, FRIENDS OR TELEVISION TO TELL YOU WHAT TRUE LOVE IS.
If you want to know true love, look at the Bible’s definition of it (1 Corinthians 13). Too many expect life to be like Love and Basketball or The Notebook. All of these Disney and movie fantasies will have you ignoring your blessing that you’re praying about. Many people want a godly relationship, but when they have a godly person in their lives that’ll correct them when they’re falling or lukewarm, they take it as judgement. So you want a godly relationship, but you don’t want God? Some people claim they want true love, but they really just want someone they can post on social media. Just because all of your friends are dating or married, that doesn’t mean God is telling you to do the same.
Don’t get me wrong, I love being married, but I honestly believe many of us don’t understand that marriage is way more than we think. We have to understand that marriage is a ministry as well and God has to prepare us for it. I honestly believe our motives are what causes us to have our blessings delayed (read more about that here).

“(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)” 2 Corinthians 5:7

I’ve learned that we live in a generation of people that are driven by emotions (see Provers 30:12). We disregard the word of God, and we go by opinions instead of scripture. We don’t like correction, because our feelings are placed higher than God at times.

“There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.” (Proverbs‬ ‭30:12‬)

There are days when my marriage isn’t all sunshine and roses. I absolutely love my wife and our marriage is great (she said so as well, so don’t think I’m being dramatic lol). However, that does NOT mean we are happy every single waking moment of the day. There are some days when it’s like she can’t wait to hug me, and there are some times when I’m sure her hands just want to hug my neck. If we go by those days when there are no “butterflies”, we’d foolishly think God didn’t bring us together. When we don’t feel those “butterflies”, does that mean it’s time to jump ship? No. It’s time to keep cultivating our love so it doesn’t die out.
Does that mean I’m telling you to settle? NO, PLEASE DON’T SETTLE. I get butterflies when I’m around my wife still. But you have to understand feelings should not dictate your future. Pray regarding that person. If God gives you peace regarding them and He gives you confirmation to keeping the relationship, then don’t give up on them just because you don’t feel happy all the time.
Grace and peace.

Are You Insane?

Are you Insane?
There are a few things I’ve learned from being a child, playing sports, and just life itself. Those who work harder get better results. Students and children who obey their parents and teachers tend to be on their good side and can usually ask for whatever they want and get it. That should make sense to us why Jesus said, “If ye love me, keep my commandments.” (John 14:15), and previously just told the disciples, “If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. (John 14:14). There’s a direct correlation between obedience and favor. When we obey God, He is always willing to work things out for us. Even as an athlete, I remember the first time lifting weights and I could barely handle anything in that weight room. However, I noticed that the more dedication I gave it, was the stronger I became. Not just me, but those who are Olympic medalists today. They train vigorously in order to be able to compete and be some of the greatest to ever run.
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. – Albert Einstein
The problem in today’s church, is that most of us are insane! We expect to make disciples, but won’t invite anyone to church. We expect to be used by God but spend no time with Him outside of the church building. We attend church camps, conferences or revivals and get on a “spiritual high” for a couple months if we are lucky, and then go back to the same lifestyle. Why? Most likely they didn’t plan to apply what they learned, just wanted to hear a nice message to make them get excited. Some of us even stopped caring whether or not our worship was in spirit and in truth, and now we are more concerned about not messing up our new outfit or shoes.
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. (John 15:4)
We have Jesus as our example of how to live on earth. Jesus prayed for hours, sometimes He would pray alone or at “inconvenient places” (Luke 5:16). When Jesus finished those long hours of prayer and fasting, he could cast out a demon with just one word. When Jesus finished praying He was able to heal, deliver and change lives. Now let me ask you this: if you aren’t willing to dedicate more of your life to God, why do you expect God to use you? If Jesus humbled Himself and relied on His Father daily, why won’t we learn to be more dependent on God’s presence and power? Abraham said to God he didn’t want to go anywhere without God’s spirit guiding him (Exodus 33). Are we really that crazy to think we can do anything by ourselves? Am I that insane to fight a spiritual battle against the devil with carnal weapons (Ephesians 6:12)? If Jesus defeated the devil with the Word of God (Matthew 4:1-11), why would I be insane enough to not study my bible and expect to overcome? God has our back, but God cannot defend us if we don’t even have a relationship with Him.
You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons. (1 Corinthians 10:21)
A major problem in today’s church is that we don’t believe God called us to sacrifice things we love. We find scriptures to justify anything we want to do. God wants to change our lives through His Word, not have us twist His Word to fit our lifestyles. Many say “I want to be like Jesus”, but listen to artists and watch movies/shows that go against His Word. No one can say that after watching pornography, listening to all these filthy, perverted and materialistic shows or artists that they just feel the urge to worship God. Let’s not fool ourselves. Artists can say “I want you to go to Hell with me” on a nice beat and people are so foolish that they’ll set it as their ringtone. We have to understand the agenda of the devil (2 Corinthians 2:11). Whatever you put inside of you will come out. You can’t listen to garbage and expect to produce something pleasing to God. Jesus said you will speak what’s in your heart (Matthew 12:34). Are we that insane to believe what we listen to doesn’t affect us?
Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. (1 Corinthians 15:33)
We cannot admire and look up to people that contradict the lives we are called to live. If you’re aiming to be a Virtuous, Proverbs 31 woman, you cannot spend your time looking up to Beyonce, Nikki Minaj, Rihanna, etc. They may be “good” people, but they contradict the life God has called you to live. Men aiming to walk upright and walk the way Jesus did cannot be looking up to men like Chris Brown, Jay-Z, or even president Obama. These men blatantly go against our God and His Word. Whoever you spend the most time with, you will act like. That’s why many of us have traits like our parents, friends and family members, because we spend so much time with them. So if we want to live Godly, why should we feed ourselves junk? If you want to be virtuous, why do you admire women who promote lust, sexual behavior and are promiscuous? It’s time to cut the excuses, “only God can judge me”, “no one is perfect”, etc. We must understand that God doesn’t want our excuses, He just wants our obedience and faithfulness.
Shall we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he? (1 Corinthians 10:22)
Who do you want to be like? Do you want to be more like Christ or the crowd? Are you still conforming to the world? Trying to see how much you can sin and still be saved. Have you really given your life to God? Or do you think because you pray, read your bible and attend church then you’re good to go? God doesn’t want the same tired ritual. No one will marry a man or woman that claims to love them and goes out and sleeps around. That’s just disrespectful isn’t it? Well that’s what you and I do to God every single time we sin. We claim we love Him but we rather watch Scandal and sports, rather than read His Word. We claim that we have faith and God answers prayer, but yet we pray for five minutes and text for hours. We rather take pictures for Instagram and tweet all day, rather than doing something productive. Do you want to be like Jesus or be popular? Jesus didn’t seek fame, He took the role of a servant. If we want to do great things for God we have to be servants, not try to be served.
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. (Matthew 16:24-25)
I pray for every reader that we will quit being insane. Insanity is living a lukewarm life and saying grace covers everything. Of course God’s grace outweighs sin, but it is no license to sin. Insanity is not praying and expecting a change. Insanity is being a part-time Christian and expecting full-time benefits. Are you insane? If so, go to Dr. Jesus and allow Him to work on you.
God doesn’t want me to visit Him on Sunday, He wants my heart daily.
– Tovares Grey

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Get Up and Go

Sometimes I wonder if we believe in Hell. I wonder if Christians understand what it means to “love our neighbors as ourselves”. Many are becoming so comfortable in their lives of luxury. We have homes, cars and love to attend church quite faithfully. However, there are 7 billion people on this earth and not many of them know about Jesus. 32% of the world’s population (2.2 billion) claim to be Christian. So where do the rest end up when they die? What about the homeless people that feel abandoned, unloved, overlooked and insignificant? I don’t think many of them know about Jesus, and if they do, they probably don’t get much help from us believers.
And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! (Romans 10:15)
There are people dying without knowing God’s love for them. People are dying without ever hearing someone loved them to die for their souls not to go to Hell. People are dying that have never been baptized and never even experienced God’s spirit within them. Can we blame them? No! We cannot keep blaming society for the way the world is. The church is supposed to influence the world, I don’t know why many are being influenced by it. It is our voice that should bring change, deliverance and healing to a lost world. Of course, you cannot reach everyone on earth! However, you can reach one. That one will reach another, and the chain will continue. You must be willing to be the change you want to see. Lord, please start a revival in my heart!
By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. (John 13:35)
Silence is deadly. How can we have love for humanity and watch souls dying everyday without speaking up or helping? We have to cut out the, “my lifestyle shows Christ” talk. There are people genuinely nicer than Christians. It’s not just how you dress or look, it’s about your standards, your social networks, your giving and even how you respond to negativity. Our pastors are not the only people called by God to make a difference, you have a purpose as well. Don’t let your life be in vain, bring your family and friends to Christ.
And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them. (Luke 9:5)
Recently the youth group went out at my church to do some evangelism. We went to different parking lots and stores offering prayer and inviting people to church. The youth seemed afraid at first, but eventually became pros haha. They did not let the fear stop them. Some rejected us, some took prayer and some accepted the offer to church. You see, we cannot let our fear stop us. If they say “no”, they’re rejecting Christ, not us. But we must do our part by planting the seed. We do not save, Jesus does. We just have to be willing to step out and help a dying nation. Sometimes people won’t change or join you, but God is with you and your labor is not in vain.
I just want to encourage the body of Christ to not be complacent any longer (Amos 6:1). We all have a command to follow: win souls, not just get fancy churches, dress nice for Instagram pictures, or have “Christian music” on our iPods. We are able to change the world, God has empowered us. So to every reader, get up and go!
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. (Matthew 28:19-20)
– Tovares Grey

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Imperfect, but Chosen

If you ever search throughout scriptures or simply read a few books in the bible, you will find that God chooses simple, uneducated, sinful people to go out and reach a broken and lost world. We often feel as though we are inadequate and not able to fulfill God’s plan for our lives because of our past or even because of our consistent mistakes. But God is more concerned about your obedience and your willingness, not your weaknesses.
Lets look at Biblical examples:
– Abraham was old
– Moses had a speech impediment
– Peter denied Jesus three times
– Paul used to kill Christians
– Lazarus was dead
– Leah had strange eyes
– Noah was a drunk
– Jeremiah/Timothy was young
– Samson was a womanizer
– David killed a man and committed adultery with his wife
– Jonah ran from God
– Jesus’ “inner circle” of disciples fell asleep during prayer
Now trust me when I say this, your circumstances doesn’t stop God’s plan for your life. God’s purpose for your life is bigger than your mistakes. No matter where we are coming from, God’s grace is strong enough to use us. It doesn’t matter how we look or where we grew up, God is able to use anyone for His glory. Never feel as though you can’t do something for God. Just make yourself available and watch God work.
And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. (Luke 9:23)
– Tovares Grey

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Desperate Christians

I am really grateful that Jesus Christ would come on this earth to die for my sins. However, I don’t think Christ died just for me to attend church. Many do not understand what it means to “accept Christ”. It is more than believing He exists. It requires total dependence on Him and having an actual relationship with Him outside of your church. When Christ died he wasn’t only making a new covenant. He was also providing the gateway to Heaven. In John 14:6, Jesus said He is “the way”. That wasn’t only signifying getting into Heaven. Jesus is the way to our destiny, he’s the way to eternal life, and he’s the only way we can live above sin.
Unfortunately, many Christians have become comfortable. Souls are dying without knowing Christ, but instead of us preaching the gospel to them we rather be in our phones all day. We cannot say “Jesus is the best thing that ever happened to me”, and then we hide Him from people. We sing songs like “To worship You, I live. I live to worship You(Jesus)”, but we forget about Christ during the week. Jesus wants to be in every part of our life. We cannot pick God up for church services and put Him down at school, around friends, or at work. Jesus didn’t come on earth and die for us to just go to church and wear long skirts, nice hats, fancy suits, sing a few songs, hear a well put together sermon to leave and live like an atheist. Being a Christian is not just speaking in tongues, it is living the way Jesus did.
God is looking for someone desperate for more of Him. Someone willing to seek Him in the good and bad, money or no money, car or on the bus, new clothes or borrowed clothes! A man or woman that will read the bible to know more of God, not just a couple times a week. Someone willing to pray before they get a bad report. It is time to go beyond the external and get a hunger for the One, true Living God!
Jacob wrestled with God all night. God had to touch the hollow of his thigh, which basically dislocated it, to get Him to stop. Jacob’s response was that “I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.” (See Genesis 32:22-32)
  • Jacob ended up getting the blessing, all because of his persistence. So many would’ve probably just let go once we were asked, but Jacob was determined to get something from God.
  • After this experience, God changed His name from Jacob to Israel and changed his body. So we see here that any man who has a real worship experience or something intimate with God, will not walk the same as before and will have a new identity.
The woman with the issue of blood could have accepted her sickness and just died, Matthew 9:20-22.
  • Doctors could not help her at all, for 12 years. She could have just accepted that and died.
  • She had a need and was desperate for it to be met! She knew Jesus was able to heal her and she had faith to just touch the hem of His garment. By faith she was healed.
  • Many were bumping into Jesus, because it was packed. What made her any different from anyone in there in need of deliverance? Her faith and desperation!
The reason why many of us aren’t filled with God’s spirit, is because we are not hungry or thirsty enough yet. It is a promise from God that everyone hungry or thirsty for righteousness will be filled, Matthew 5:6. And the truth is, if you aren’t hungry for God, you have your affections on something else. There should be no idol in our lives, God is a jealous God. We have to desire more of Him and stop settling on being mediocre Christians, it is time to seek Christ like never before. No matter what we do in life, if we don’t give it our all, we are wasting our time. Now you tell me, are you desperate for more of Jesus?

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No Excuses

God desires a relationship with each and every one of us. Not a Sunday affair, not a quick prayer here and there, but a intimate relationship with each and every person on this earth. Too bad one can’t force anyone into a relationship or force their love on anyone. God is a gentleman, He only gets intimate with those who are willing to give everything to Him.
There is always at least one thing that hinders us from getting into a committed relationship with Jesus. I call it our “excuse”. One thing I have learned growing up in life, is that every one has an excuse, but no one ever likes them. Some say “excuses are for the weak”, and some say “I have an valid excuse” for whatever the situation may be. However, when it refers to God, excuses really don’t mean much. No background or failure can stop God from using you for His glory. Of course some things we may have done were outrageous and sinful, but that does not matter to God. Man is concerned about what they can see, God is more focused on our hearts. Yes, it is true that God is a holy God and His children should live holy, but we have to understand that God is also our father. Parents, no matter how bad their children sometimes act, will always have a love for them that cannot be broken. All Christians must know that the love of God looks beyond our past and our present, and will love us into our futures. Mercy is not hindered by circumstances, mercy changes circumstances. God will always accept us the way we are, but He loves us too much to leave us that way.
Jesus had Calvary in mind before He created you and I. Therefore, God knows every sin that we would commit before we were born. Even the ones after being saved and we cry about at the altar, yet still go back and do them over and over. So that leads me to believe, that no sin we commit is strong enough to override the plan of God for our lives.
Even in the bible, the greatest men had serious problems. Sin doesn’t change, it may have different disguises, but it’s still the same tests from the devil that we all face. The exact same struggles you have, men struggled with them before.
– There hath no temptation taken you but such as is COMMON to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. (1 Corinthians 10:13)
– …..And there is no new thing under the sun. (Ecclesiastes 1:9)
Quit with your excuses! Seriously, just stop. It bothers God and it wastes valuable time that you could be using for God. Jesus is not concerned about your weakness or shortcoming, He already said in 2 Corinthians 12:9, that “My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness”. David was the only man said to be after “God’s own heart”, yet he committed adultery and had a man murdered. Paul used to persecute Christians, but God turned Him around to win many souls for the kingdom of God. Peter denied Christ and yet God allowed Him to preach salvation on the day of Pentecost, Acts 2:38. The list goes on and on, you cannot keep using excuses. The men in the bible had faults and disabilities like you, but we see that by faith God still managed to use them.
I pray today that you let go of whatever it is hindering you from submitting completely to Christ. Jesus knows your past, but He is more concerned about your future. Nothing you did before can cause God to love you less and none of your mistakes can cause God to revoke His plan for your life. Living a life of sin or rebellion will of course delay God’s plan for your life, but if you just decide to let God have his way, then nothing will stop you from being great.
“God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called” (Anon).
– You do not have to be perfect to come to God. Those who believe they are perfect won’t see the need for God.
– God came to heal the sick, not for those who feel they have it all together.
– And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. (Luke 5:31-32)
Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.
– Never count anyone or yourself out.
– With Jesus, there’s always hope.
Nothing you struggle with is stronger than Jesus Christ. Jesus conquered the grave for us to conquer sin. With His spirit within us, we can quit with the excuses and start to live completely for Him and above our sin.
Prayer:
Heavenly Father, I thank you for your love and grace towards me. I pray that everything in me that is hindering me from my purpose and my calling, that you will help me to let go of it or them. Even the sins that I do enjoy, help me to give it up because I love you more than anything. The same way you helped many in the bible, is the same way you can help me. Lord, I am broken, but I know that I’m still on the potter’s wheel. So mold me into whatever it is that you want me to be. In Jesus name I pray, amen.
God bless you,
Tovares Grey

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True Love

Love is a word that is often misused and misunderstood. I believe part of the reason why we have so many ruined relationships are because people do not actually know what it means to love. Sometimes a person uses the word to get something from you, or because you are just close at the time.
He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. (1 John 4:8)
– God is love. True genuine, unconditional love is from God.
– God doesn’t even love to get something from us, He simply loves because of who He is.
– Love gives and doesn’t demand anything in return. However, after experiencing the love, it causes a reaction in you to do something in return.
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8)
– God hates sin, but he took on sin(flesh) to save humanity.
– When a King can come off of his throne to rescue a world from eternity in Hell, that is true love.
Worship is love responding to love. (Anonymous)
– Worship is not just what we do in service to music, it is who we are when we wake up everyday of our lives.
– Everyone worships. Some worship Jesus, some worship things. Living a devoted life to Christ shows our love to Him.
– If ye love me, keep my commandments. (John 14:15)
What are the characteristics of love?
Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. (1 Corinthians 13:4-7 NLT)
What isn’t love?
– When people gossip and slander others. (Proverbs 10:18)
– Counting faults and not forgiving. (1 Peter 4:8 and Matthew 18:21-22)
– Being selfish and wanting to please yourself before helping others. (Romans 12:10)
– Discord sowers : People who go around telling things about people causing others to dislike them.
– A temporary emotion.
As children of God, we should act like God. Sadly, so often Christians possess qualities that God said he hates:
There are six things the LORD hates—
no, seven things he detests: haughty eyes,
a lying tongue,
hands that kill the innocent, a heart that plots evil,
feet that race to do wrong, a false witness who pours out lies,
a person who sows discord in a family. (Proverbs 6:16-19 NLT)
That is why we have to seek God daily because in our hearts are things that we try to hide but God sees them.
So many end up in relationships with people who don’t love God.
– Marriages by non-Christians sometimes last longer than marriages in the church. That’s because some people are in church but yet they have not allowed love to be in there hearts.
– You can be in a relationship and it may seem well, but whenever someone doesn’t love God, they can never love you the way you should be loved.
– Everyone is human, but a person with the love of God in them knows what it means to forgive, be patient, and to walk with someone.
– If you have to disobey God to “prove your love”, that isn’t the relationship to be in. If you have to compromise your purity, that isn’t love, that is lust.
Whether people show love to you or not, it is your responsibility to love them. That was a command by Jesus.
– But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; (Matthew 5:44)
– Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good. (Romans 12:21)
Salvation is a free gift today to everyone that believes and decides to follow Jesus.
– For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: (Ephesians 2:8)
– Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. (Acts 2:38)
Reminders:
Ignore the devil’s lies and accept God’s truth.
– If the devil says you’re worthless, remind Him that Jesus thinks you’re to die for.
– If you ever feel ugly, remind yourself that you’re fearfully and wonderfully made. You are God’s masterpiece. See Psalm 139:14 and Ephesians 2:10.
– If you ever feel condemned, remember Jesus convicts us so we can repent, but He doesn’t condemn his children. See Romans 8:1
– When the enemy says you’ll never overcome that temptation, remind yourself that Jesus provides a way of escape and his grace is sufficient to see you through. See 1 Corinthians 10:13 & 2 Corinthians 12:9
– When you fall and feel as though you cannot get up or no one is there is to help you, remember that Jesus is there to guide you. See Psalms 37:23-24
When you feel lonely and want to settle with just any man/woman you see, remind yourself you are better than that. Jesus has someone for you if you wait. Jesus completes you, not a husband/wife. See Colossians 2:9-10
God bless you, and always remember, Jesus loves you.
– Tovares Grey
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It's Time to Fight

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: (Ephesians 6:17 KJV)
Christians usually get spiritual warfare mistaken. One mistake we have is understanding who we are to fight, and how to fight!
Who are we fighting?
-We have one enemy, the devil. We argue and have problems with people, but people aren’t our enemies.
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) (2 Corinthians 10:3, 4 KJV)
-We must understand that the same way that Christians aim to be led by the spirit of God, some people are led by the devil and by their flesh (human, sinful desires).
-The devil went into Judas and caused him to betray Jesus. The devil also influences the lives of others, sometimes they aren’t aware.
It is time to stop cursing at people. We were called to build one another up with love. You can’t use the same mouth to glorify God and curse people, that isn’t acceptable to God!
How do we fight the devil?
Not to use:
– Speaking in tongues
– Arguing
– Shouting, screaming, dancing, etc.
What to use:
– The word of God. Nothing more, nothing less. (See Matthew 4:1-11)
When Jesus was tempted by the devil, he was coming right off of a fast.
-The devil tried to test Jesus saying, if he was the Son of God, command these stones to become bread. Keep in mind, Jesus was HUNGRY! He went 40 days without food. The devil is fully aware of our needs and desires, he studies us. So he will tempt us by something he knows we are interested in. If you like a certain type of male/female, he will tempt you with it. However, Jesus answered it is written. He rebuked him with the word of God.
– The word of God is the only thing we can use to fight off the devil.
The devil also tried to quote Psalm 91 to Jesus while tempting him, Jesus rebuked him again with the word.
– When you don’t know your word, you’re defenseless against the enemies attack.
– God’s command was that Adam and Eve not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. When the devil tempted Eve, she said that they shouldn’t eat or touch it. That was not what God said. When we don’t know our word, the devil will pick us apart!
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. (James 4:7 KJV)
– This scripture is true, all scripture is truth.
– If we ignore satan’s lies, the devil will eventually leave you alone. If you don’t bite his bait, he will have to leave to find something else to bring to you.
However, the devil is persistent. He will throw thoughts of lust, perversion, stealing, bitterness, fear, and even stress. So you must know that when all of your defenses are failing, get on offense. Attack him!
I don’t believe in going out and finding demons, but if they arise I have to know how to defend myself. With my sword!
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12 KJV)
No demon in Hell can fight against you, and win, when you have your sword.
Keep your sword armed, keep it in your heart! Keep it in your spirit! We cannot prevail in anything we do, without knowing Christ. God grants favor to everyone, but when a child of God knows their sword, devils cannot mess with them!
Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. (Psalm 119:11 KJV)
It is not time to be a powerless Christian anymore, stand up and fight!
Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. (1 John 4:4 KJV)
God bless,
– Tovares Grey