Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Know your Enemy by Elaine Tavolacci

By Elaine Tavolacci

The Lord has been showing me for some time now how the enemy is trying to trap Christians, trip them up and entice them back into their old ways. It is imperative that we recognize satan's ungodly plots.

The Lord says it is time to regroup, readjust your focus, and reconsider your intentions. Take every thought in to obedience to My word so that you do not fall prey to satan's devices. Watch for the tricks of the enemy that try to pull you back in to the very thing that you have been delivered from. Allow Me to continue the work that I have began in you. I will never fail you.

Avoid temptation at all cost. Be as wise as a serpent, yet gentle as a dove when approached by those that try to throw you off course. Do not lose your footing as you are ascending to another level. Do not allow anything to derail you off the straight and narrow path into your future. Take heed to what you hear and consider the voices that are speaking into your life. Not every voice is speaking the truth.

It is time to let go of all disagreements that you may have had with other church members. Release those family members that you have had disagreement with. Do not get entangled in dissension and quarreling over issues that are meaningless. Avoid arrogant and hostile people.

Don't be moved by adverse circumstances but keep your eyes on things above. As trials develop in your life, stay strong. Don't allow calamities that arise overwhelm you but take control of your thoughts and use these adverse situations as an opportunity to strengthen yourself. Don't be mastered by fear and refuse to give in to anxiety when confronted with stressful situations.

As you place your focus straight ahead rather than what is happening around you, you will see things as a dove which does not have peripheral vision. Adjust your focus on what lies ahead and the plans that I have for you. Just as a horse with blinders on has restricted vision, keep your focus on your destination and I will surely meet you in this place and establish My plans for your life says the Lord.

1 Peter 5:8-9 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.

1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.

Colossians 3: 1-3 If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

Elaine Tavolacci



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