"Yet a time is coming
and has now come when the true worshipers will worship
the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the
kind of worshipers the Father seeks." - John 4:23

My Heavenly Daddy is healing
me from the inside out.

Transparency is Real.
Many times painful.

Daddy let me be secure in You only!

Sunday, October 25, 2009


There is not one of us who cannot benefit somehow from this devotional below by Joyce Meyer!

She is an inspiration beyond words.

There are still some very good people in the world that do care, that do want to help and are concerned. At the same time, the world is becoming more corrupt each day with evil individuals.

We have much more power than we think. The spoken Word produces positive results in fighting the enemies attack on our mind and releasing of strongholds! It is just a matter of grasping the concept, trusting God and speaking His truth!

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind! (2 Timothy 1:7 NKJ)

Prepare for Battle
As you begin to reclaim your mind and thought life from the enemy, know that he won’t easily give up the place that he’s had. You will have to do battle against his lies and confusion. You must declare out loud that you will not allow any outside force to do your thinking—man or spirit. There are spiritual laws that demons must obey. They can’t stay when you’ve commanded them to leave. Your power and authority come from the name of Jesus, the blood of Jesus, and the Word of God. Ask God to give you discernment about the lies of the devil.

Think About What You’re Thinking About
As you recognize a thought that is a lie, always defend yourself out loud. This means speaking to Satan and the evil forces out loud, binding them in the name of Jesus, and forbidding them to lie to you and use your mind as their playground. As you continue to use this prescription regularly, you’ll regain your peace, your memory, restful nights, and the ability to concentrate and comprehend.

Stand Firm—You’re Not Alone
You are in a battle that all of God’s children fight (see Ephesians 6:12). Make up your mind not to give up! According to Colossians 3:2, set your mind on things above and keep it set! As you begin this battle, things may seem to get worse before they get better. This is because the demonic powers are fighting to keep their place. Call upon God’s grace in the name of Jesus, and He will give you the power of the Holy Spirit to completely overcome every evil tendency.

Don’t Give Up!
Remember, regaining your mind is a process. We all fail at one time or another. God knows our weaknesses; that’s why He gave us 1 John 1:9. Just ask for forgiveness and envision the blood of Jesus washing away your sin. Continue claiming that your mind belongs to you, and with Jesus’ help you will be victorious.

When you hear a lie going through your mind, say out loud:

“Satan, you are a liar. I will not receive (or believe) your lie in the name of Jesus” (see 2 Corinthians 10:5). “I remind you that it is written, …He who lives in [me] is greater (mightier) than he who is in the world. I command you to bow your knee to the name of Jesus and leave me” (see 1 John 4:4).

You have now pulled the lie out—just as you pull a weed out of the ground. But an empty hole remains where the weed once was. You must fill that space with Scripture. Begin to meditate on God’s Word or sing a praise song to God. Whatever it is you choose to do, make a conscious effort to fill your mind with good, pure, wholesome and lovely thoughts (see Philippians 4:8).


  1. "And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light."
    ~~~2Corinthians 11:14

    It is not just the kingdom of darkness presenting lies, confusion, deception.

    Many pose as Christians, but are liars, without authenticity, and preach falseness, by wrapping it in a thread of truth, to give an appearance of truth. That is why it is NOT darkness, but an Angel of LIGHT!

    Who would suspect that satan is masquerading in our churches, families, workplace, and friends, indeed, in our communities....as an ANGEL of LIGHT? But the Bible, the Word, says that he does precisely this (above).

    Therefore, pray for discernment. Verify through the Holy Spirit that what you read, speak, think, and feel is from the Lord, NOT from an angel of light MASQUERADING as a speaker for the Lord.

    His presence, even in light, is felt as confusion, deception, lacking a ring of truth, disturbing, depressing, weighing you down, destroying, at variance with the word of God, which is the Sword of the Spirit ....authenticity.

    Those who follow the words and direction of Meyer, are listening to truth, but STILL from man (or in her case, woman). Listen to the word of GOD, and employ it aloud without ceasing in your prayers.

    And if you can free captives as you free yourself, treasures will be stored in heaven by you in the process. Nothing else in your life matters, for all you can see will perish, and the invisible will remain forever. Seek these things.

    May the Holy Spirit guide each of you to truth, and give you courage and wisdom to employ it and stand FIRM.

  2. It is good to think about what you are thinking about. To be mindful of every action.

  3. Good steps to remember and follow ..being articulate when time calls for it, is the hardest. God bless.

  4. Very strong and encouraging post, JBR. I needed that, thanks *Hug*

  5. Joyce never lets you down with her words of inspiration and true life experiences! She is a delight in real-life also.

  6. I needed this, bless you.

  7. Battlefield of the Mind is where the raging war of thoughts prevail. If we can defeat the devil's attack on our thoughts we have half the battle won.

  8. thank you, a great read...

  9. You are coming away from one who sits at the feet of someone to one whose feet are sat at. Well done in growing kiddo. Soon enough I will see no more reason nor need to continue my input.

  10. It is a hard, I mean really hard fight. The extent of lie and deceit is so huge that we really feel powerless before it. But I feel that God is on our side. Most powerful people in this world are a fake and money (indeed) rules. I was reading the Bible yesterday about it.

  11. Great post, JBR! Thank you for sharing and reminding us of the power of our words and our thoughts!


  12. That is a great devotional (and I really like Joyce Meyer's teachings because they are so practical), but it's not enough to just read it and think how good it is. That part's the easy part. My struggle is in being consistent about putting it into practice.