What am I seeing today? It’s very interesting and bears some thought. Ever heard of waking up on the wrong side of the bed? Well, I did because I had some ugly thoughts bombarding my mind and I wasn’t even all the way awake yet or out of my bed. So as this was happening, I just threw my robe on, grabbed Coffee and sat down to get into the Word of God; I know how to do that much when I’m being assailed.
Here’s where my text took me and I’m so glad it did because I have had those experiences too many times and I was getting tired of them; I asked some questions as I was finding my place. Here is what I read in the Amplified version of the Bible. “I am filled to the brim with comfort; I am overflowing with joy, in spite of all our trouble. (Oh, and this is in the 7th Chapter of II Cor. verses 4, 5, & 6.) It begins in the second part of vs. 4. and vs. 5 says; “For even when we arrived in Macedonia our bodies had no rest, but we were oppressed at every turn-conflicts and disputes without, fears and dread within.” in vs. 6 the first part says; “BUT GOD, (and this stood out to me) who comforts and encourages the depressed and the disquieted, comforted us.” This was so right on!!! I was feeling uncomfortable and wondering why, and why so many times lately, and in the morning when I didn’t even have my thoughts straight or put together this was happening, and so I was asking God questions about this, and this was His wonderful answer. It’s what I believe He showed me so read on.
In all of the words and descriptions that I am going to share I hope that great encouragement and comfort comes to you also as you my need it too, my fellow travelers and friends. I am becoming more aware as the days go by that the enemy of my soul seeks to bring about mental and emotional instability. These times especially, he wants people to become more and more unbalanced and double-minded. One can easily see it all around. The devil does not want people to have any kind of composure at all and he seeks at every opportunity to throw ones mind into confusion or apathy….make sense???
I love to do word searches and so my first word that I just looked up was this word “disquieted.” You don’t hear that word very much these days but it means to be uneasy, a lack of calm; uncomfortable in body or mind… and I know it’s sometimes both. That’s what I was feeling. Under tension and strain the enemy comes in to attack ones mind and hit their equilibrium. I also saw something for the first time as I was being shown very clearly that this is one of his nasty weapons. What I had been doing when these attacks of the mind came was going into the Word, playing praise & worship songs, and trying to get my mind to replace that ugly feeling. He was showing me that that’s all good as far as it goes but there is more to it; one has to confront it head-on! This was not a case of my own thoughts because I had gone to bed very peaceful and slept just fine but only woke up to this bombardment in my mind, notice the word bomb. That.. is what it was like. My next word that I looked up was equilibrium and that is:
a state of rest or balance due to the equal action of opposing forces .equal balance between any powers, influences, etc.; equality of effect .mental or emotional balance; equanimity:( The pressures of the situation caused her to lose her equilibrium.)
Isn’t that interesting……and I knew it wasn’t me, that’s the deal and so I could see that this was a mind battle and I was to confront it and not waste any time. This is the kind of thing that if not discovered and dealt with will lead to anxiety and fears, the kind you can’t put your finger on, and even later; depression. We have all been there and some may still be there and wondering what is going on in their mind (?) Well, this day Holy Spirit is going to burst that bubble and if one will receive it, be set free from this attack because you will know what it is and who did it and why. You will also recognize it if it should come back in another form and deal with it immediately because you will see it for what it is. That is victory in the mind, if you will. Do you see my point? God is good and if we ask Him for wisdom He will be so glad to give it in “any” area of our lives; Hallelujah!!!
This was short, sweet and to the point and this was my remedy; I took authority over those spirits from the enemy and bound them, cast them into the dry places, used the Word of God where it talks about our weapons of warfare, and forbid them to operate . If we are Believers in Jesus Christ we have been given those weapons to use; to wield them in the spirit in faith, and by speaking out loud and calling them out by the words of what they are causing to happen or feel in ones mind or body. Speak God’s word into our atmosphere. satan is a liar and a defeated foe and he has no power against us unless we give it to him. Sometimes we do and we don’t even know it. I didn’t even see this form of attack; didn’t even know it was an attack against my mind until I asked the Holy Spirit what is going on here? See? God is so willing to show us about anything in our lives that we don’t seem to have a handle on. I’m so glad that He is a patient and loving Father to His children, aren’t you? He perfects that which concerns us!
Now in these scriptures it was the Apostle Paul who was sharing here and he first spoke about the comfort and joy that he was brimming over with. The reason Paul was that way is because of the Holy Spirit who Jesus said is our Comforter. He had comforted Paul and in my case He definitely had comforted me in my situation. (He is a very present help in trouble) I hope this was helpful. I deliberately left some things out because you need to know things for yourself; to search a matter out, ask your questions about anything to do with life, believe that He will answer and He will. Go to His Word, use a dictionary even if you think you got it; you and I don’t understand something perfectly. We miss a lot by not searching for “ourselves” and finding the answers we need, He wants us to if we are in relationship with Him. In the Word it says; “My people perish for lack of knowledge.” It’s a revelation even when God uses the humble dictionary to look something up. So here’s a happy little picture when a little one discovers something new in his Bible; probably a Childrens Bible full of pictures and stuff that he can relate to; isn’t this sweet? Thank you Ben White for allowing me to use your picture from Unsplash.
One more from Priscilla Du Preeze; A Holy Bible, a must have in ones arsenal of Spiritual weapons!