Be Alert

Did you know that the devil was waiting on you this morning? If you are a dedicated follower of Jesus then you are someone the devil wants to take out. He is just waiting for his open door.

Last Wednesday night I attended a training class on how to respond to an active shooter event.  It was called CRASE-Civilian Response to Active Shooter Event.  It was extremely enlightening. I have been thinking about so many of the things I learned.  The one acronym we learned was ADD-Avoid, Deny and Defend.  The world we live in is much more scary than it use to be. We are a world society and we can move from country to country quite easily. The terrorists do that as well and them some of them are right in our community.  We need to be alert!

I Peter 5:8 says, “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”  He is a schemer and he is always working on a plan.  I think we need to be a part of a group called DAZE-Devil Assessment Zapping Event. You like that? So do I.

We should be armed and ready for him at all times. We should use the arsenal of weapons in our “God” bag. See military people have a “Go” bag filled with a hand gun, pepper spray, knives and any other item they deem valuable to add to it.  We need to have all our weapons ready too.

We need to the Word in our hearts so that at any moment needed we can speak those words out so the devil can hear them. See he runs when we speak the truth of God’s Word. We need to be prayed up at all times. Ephesian says we should pray in the spirit. John 10:10 says, “The thief comes to steal, kill and destroy; I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” I John 3:8 says, “The devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appearing was to destroy the works of the devil.”

As Christians we should be alert and prepared at all times. We should have our spiritual radar working at all times and be ready to ZAP the devil at any given time. Let’s not be a casualty but a conqueror. Let’s be a part of a Devil Assessment Zapping Event everyday. Go packed and ready everyday to respond in the power of the Spirit and crush the enemy under your feet. You are equipped so get up and get going!

Living by the brook,

Marilyn

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