The Two Great Lies

The Two Great Lies

Who are we?

According to Darwin’s theory of evolution, we are not created in God’s image. We are the same as the animals. And yet the bible teaches we are made up of earth and of God. All things and creatures that He created He spoke into being with His voice except for man, both male and female. Instead, He took the dust of the planet He created for us and blew His own divine breath into it and we were formed. We are of earth and of heaven. Earthly and spiritual beings.

There are two lies that the enemy of our soul brings to us. Lies he taunts us with to get our attention. To get our agreement with his evil plans for our future. To get us speaking his prophecies over our lives.

Well, maybe there are three great lies. When I listen to any one of them, that’s all it takes for the ground beneath my feet to shake and I am undone.

The Two Great Lies

Satan has never really changed his story. From the beginning, he told lies in the garden. To Jesus, he spoke the lies. To us, he still whispers the same evil words that are not true.

He lies about who we are and he lies about who God is. If we do not know or understand that God is good and all His thoughts for us are good, that His intentions are always to give us a future, a hope, good gifts and a life abundant, then we do not trust His motives or heart toward us. Then we stand at the base of the mountain in the wilderness in fear of His awesome power and in doubt of His love for us. We never draw close to Him. We send another, like Moses, to go and find the word from the mouth of God for us.

The next lie the enemy tells us is about ourselves. That we are not important. That we have no value. We are worms. If we believe that lie, we will never understand the power and authority Jesus placed in our hands at His resurrection and ascension when He said, “Greater things than these will you do.” We will never stand on the earth in faith declaring to creation the words from the mouth of God that cast mountains into the sea, create rivers in the desert, and bring life to the dead.

The third lie is really connected to the second one, in that if I do not understand my own value and worth to God. If I do not see that He died because He would not sacrifice His ultimate dream of having fellowship with me and you. If I don’t catch a glimpse of the truth that our lives mattered more to Him than the death of His only, beloved, Son, then I will not only live feeling insignificant, I will see all others as insignificant as well. I won’t seek and pursue unity. I will be satisfied with division, which is the goal of the destroyer because Satan knows the day we understand who God is and who we are and gather together to speak, to pray, to love in unity that is the day he is done. He has no authority only ugly power that has to cease at the authority in the name Jesus because of the shed blood of Jesus, the authority in the Word of God, and in the power released from unity in worship and prayer. People who believe in their God, who understand their position in Christ and who gather united to pray and worship are an unstoppable force for expressing in the earth the life of God.

The Strong Deception

Satan would have us believe that he is bigger than the God who created him. But he lies. Over and over again. I think if we would stop whenever we feel discouraged and seek the source of our feelings, we would find they rest in a belief that we are not good enough and don’t deserve God to answer our prayers or we didn’t do things right so of course God won’t give good gifts. That is what I consider a strong deception…that I have no intrinsic worth connected to a belief that God is not a good Father to me. Then comes the thought that although He is good to others, He doesn’t really care about me as much…those are lies. He tempted Eve with the lie that perhaps God was not really good because He was withholding something beneficial to her. We all know the end of that story.

Jesus was faced with the same lies…”If you are the SON of God,” questioning Jesus’ identity, “command these stones.” Taunting Him to prove His authority by speaking words of power without hearing from the Father. Remember, Jesus always said He only did what He heard from the Father. The enemy was asking Jesus to believe a lie about His sonship and to speak words of power without authority given from the Father. To trust in himself to get what He needed, without a Word from the Father.

Satan’s last temptation was focussed on God, If you are the Son of GOD then surely He will catch you if you cast yourself off the cliff, which is really questioning God’s goodness. God’s nature.

The Power of Truth

Perhaps I have wandered a bit, but I see this in my life when I am discouraged and thoughts come that I will go to my grave without fulfilling any of my potential or dreams. When I am confused and struggling to have faith that all my needs will be met. As I move about the land of people awkwardly and insecure. These are the times I stop and search to find the lie that fuels my discontent. It is always either I have forgotten who my Father is or I have forgotten who I am.

For me, the answer is to get my Power Prayer Journal out and read out loud all the Bible verses I’ve written on who I am in Christ. Who I am to God. How He delights in me. That is where my peace, faith and hope come from and I feel a well of strength rise up to stand strong for the truth God’s growing in me. God is truly good. That’s all He can be because His nature is love. You are His delight. He gave His heart to you and His best love for you. You are His Wildest Dream. Believe it.


Download (free) Power Prayers I put together for you from my personal Power Prayer Journal with Bible words from God on who you are!

Blessings!

Shiny Bits

Shiny Bits

God tells me stories, complete with pictures in color and really, who doesn’t love a story? Today I am going to share one with you. Grab your coffee or tea and enjoy!

 

THE STORY: This story begins with me standing in my backyard with shiny bits floating out of my mouth. I realized I was speaking words from the Bible out loud. Speaking declarations. I saw these shiny particles float out of my mouth and dance around in the air. As I kept speaking the Word, these sparkling pieces started forming together. I could see the outline of something in two dimensions like a drawing in the air.
As I kept speaking, the drawing took on form and mass and it became a three-dimensional object. Strong and Solid.
Then I noticed that all this was happening inside a big bubble with Jesus. There was Glorious light and strength and protection. It was like there was a force field around us.

I feel the power of the words going into the earth becoming, accomplishing, growing His purposes.

I looked to the right and there was a paper dragon slamming its head into the side of this structure. Over and over again. I knew that in this place of God’s Word being made manifest, the dragon had no power or entry and there was complete protection and glorious life for me.

 

THE TRUTH: Last year, God started to speak to me about making declarations from His Word regularly, as part of my daily prayer time. Recently, I noticed something happening as I speak them. I am feeling the power of the words. It courses through me as I speak His promises. His plans. His purposes. I feel the power of the words going into the earth becoming, accomplishing, growing His purposes. Producing life where there has been death. Producing beauty where there is ugliness from sin seeping in. Breaking off chains and bringing freedom where the enemy has entangled people. Manifesting truth and shattering the power of lies that have staked a claim and polluted. His Word going forth reclaiming what is His.

 

If I can encourage you in one thing today, it would be to begin or to keep making your daily declarations. Don’t get discouraged. Let them stir faith in your heart that they are going forth and becoming, birthing, growing in the earth, in your life, and in your business.
There is power in the Word of God. So much power.

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