Shake It Off

This morning I want to encourage your heart with 3 Words " SHAKE IT OFF!" The enemy is notorious for developing strategies of discouragement to attempt to destabilize your walk with God! You have heard people say the closer you get to God it seems that their is more warfare or attacks from the enemy! Though this is true in part our God is greater than any plan that has been hatched out of the pentagon of hell! What is interesting about the enemy is that he never seems to jump out with a pitch fork and horns so that you could easily identify what is happening in your life as a work of darkness! He consistently camouflages himself and blends in with people as he uses people to live out his plan of attack! Ephesians 6:12 reminds us that we do NOT wrestle against flesh and blood but against principalities, powers, rulers of darkness and spiritual host of wickedness in the heavenly places! Your not at war with people, you are at war with Devils working through people! God will never anoint you to destroy people but He will anoint you to destroy Devils that operate through people! Keep your focus! SHAKE IT OFF!! Remember that you are in a spiritual war! What you began in the Spirit do not attempt to finish in the flesh! God sees all things, knows all things, and will respond all things!!! I have learned over the years that nobody gets away with anything! They think they do, but God eventually judges all things and they will have their moment of visitation from God!! People may laugh in the moment, but without their only safe haven which is to get their sin under the blood of Jesus they will feel the wrath of almighty God! So your response to persecution is Luke 6:27-28 "But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you! You can only do this in confidence when you understand that God knows and sees all things and is the perfect judge!! So SHAKE IT OFF!! If people have frustrated you, upset you, talked about you, lied on you shake it off!!!:) Don't worry God's Got you!! The closer you get to Jesus the hotter the fiery flames of hell will seek to pull you under!!!!! One thing I have learned in Ministry is when the Fire of God shows up snakes seem to jump out!!:) Acts 28:3-5 3But when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks and laid them on the fire, a viper came out because of the heat, and fastened on his hand. 4 So when the natives saw the creature hanging from his hand, they said to one another, “No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he has escaped the sea, yet justice does not allow to live.” 5 But he SHOOK OFF THE CREATURE into the fire and suffered no harm.smile emoticon What's interesting is that the people thought because the snake jumped out of the fire and fastened to Paul that he must have been in sin or wrong. It's kind of like the accusations of people when they start lies on you! They attach their venomous lies on to you! And others may believe their lie for a season and think that you are in sin!! Never forget that your ability to SHAKE IT OFF IN THE NAME OF JESUS AND NOT RETALIATE reveals that people with snake like behavior are really the ones that under the influence Satan!! Your resilience and God attitude in the face of persecution will always deflate the arguments of hell against your life and expose those who seek to cause division and will finally send the message of truth about your life to those that were seasonally shaken by the lie!! So SHAKE IT OFF!!:)