Wednesday, 23 May 2012

How do we frustrate the enemy?

Well, the enemy comes to steal, cheat, kill and destroy.  He does this by manipulating us and influencing us because he has a pretty good idea of how we work.


This is what God's word tells us to:
  • Renew our minds daily (Rom 12 v 2)
  • Repent daily (1 Corin 15 v 31, die daily to self)
  • His mercies are new every morning (Lam 3 v 23)
  • Put on the full armour of God every day (Eph 6 v 10-18)
It is a daily battle.  So, how do we frustrate the enemy's attacks and plans?
(1)  We stand firm in faith because, 
  • we know from Whom our help comes
  • we know how the book ends
  • we know greater is He (Christ) Who is in us, than he that is in the world!
Stand Firm
(2)  We rejoice, praise the Lord, give up an offering of thanksgiving DAILY, through trials.  Okay, I know that is hard!  I'm not trivializing any trial you may be going through!  I just know that when I am in a place of  - "I can't do this anymore!" - and I start praising, my attitude in the trial starts changing.


Do you want to frustrate the enemy?
Keep your eyes on God and turn your back on the enemy in faith knowing that anything he means for your harm God will use for good!

God bless
Tracy

25 comments:

  1. Yes and amen friend! Love it!!! I think I'm going to make him reaaaallllly uneasy today. I'm going to get my Praise on! ;0)
    Janine

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  2. Hi Janine - good for you my friend.
    God bless
    Tracy

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  3. Amen! That is truth that we all must keep!

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  4. You said it well Tracy! No matter who our enemies are, God will take care of them for us. We don't need to worry! And we shouldn't try to take matters in our own hands because God will prepare a table for us in the presence of our enemies. (Psalm 23: 5)

    Blessings and Praise!
    Denise

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    1. Hi Denise - Its the don't need to worry that can be so hard sometimes.
      God bless

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  5. Amen!!!!! We are in a war that we cannot see, but we certainly sense it and it is real. Thanks for this reminder.

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    1. Hi Sharon - sometimes wish God would open my spiritual eyes to see His army, but then I might just platz and pass out :)
      God bless

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  6. I hear ya, miss seeing you in the parking lot though. This exam thing is no fun!

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    1. Hi Stefanie - exams must end soon so we can chat again. Or alternatively do tea soon?
      God bless

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    1. Hi Stacey - so good to see you here.
      God bless

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  8. DAily is so true. Great reminder today. Thanks

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    1. Hi Jean - yes, daily is the only way to cope I think
      God bless

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  9. So true! Our God is greater than anything the enemy can throw at us! I've heard it said that a great way to defeat the enemy (in addition to what you listed above) is to allow God to use our trials as testimonies of His greatness -- how God has worked through them. When we share this and sing of God's glory, the enemy will regret ever having messed with us! Praise God!

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  10. Beautiful words of wisdom.

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    1. Hi there - God's word is awesome. So glad to see you here
      God bless

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    2. Yes, I want to frustrate the heck out of the enemy!

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    3. Hi Eileen - you go girl, whoohoo!
      God bless

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  11. I want to frustrate, thwart and generally mess with him. He has nothing on the One who is in us!

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  12. Thank you for this practical lesson!
    Special I am glad with this: Renew our minds daily (Rom 12 v 2)

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  13. Love this post Tracy. I bet he can't stand our joy :)

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  14. Hi Tracy, This has been a real struggle for me lately. Some days I don't think I'm succeeding in frustrating the enemy.

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  15. Great thought to frustrate the enemy - it's something we don't think about. So many times we operate in defense mode against the enemy but what a great reminder to live offensively! Thanks, today!

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