‘He will…oppress the…people of the Most High…’ Daniel 7:25 NLT
Satan uses two strategies. First, ‘he will defy the Most High.’ Satan will always attack God’s plan, God’s principles and God’s people, so be on guard! Second, ‘he will…oppress the…people of the Most High.’ Weariness is a weapon Satan will use against you. When you’re worn out, you’re vulnerable. At that point temptation can lead to compromise, compromise to indulgence and indulgence to defeat. ‘…make no provision for the flesh.’ (Romans 13:14 NKJV) Don’t give Satan a centimetre or he will take a kilometre. Your mind is where the real attack takes place. The Bible warns you to be careful, lest you become ‘wearied and faint in your minds.’ (Hebrews 12:3 KJV) Satan will wear you down in order to wipe you out, so you must take time to replenish your strength in God’s presence. It’s easy to get caught up in the work of the Lord, and not spend time with the Lord of the work. Jesus said, ‘Come to me, all… who are tired and have heavy loads, and I will give you rest. Accept My teachings and learn from Me… I am gentle and humble in spirit, and you will find rest for your lives. The teaching… I ask you to accept is easy; the load I give you to carry is light.’ (Matthew 11:28–30 NCV) When you commit yourself to doing God’s will, God’s way, in God’s strength, you don’t wear out. You’re fulfilled, you stay in balance, and you overcome the stress and anxiety of this world. And that’s how God wants you to live.
SoulFood: Judg 9:34–11:40, Luke 16:1–18, Ps 119:113–120, Pro 20:25, Ecc 5:4–6
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