5/10/21 - IT’S TIME TO MAKE THE d-evil MAD!!

As some of you are aware, or maybe not, My website was recently hacked. They succeeded in wiping out the entire website but not the messages. God protected those by giving us the wisdom to not put all our eggs in one basket. So to the glory of God, every message will be uploaded to the new and improved state of the art website with the capability of reaching even more souls for Christ. Earlier this year I asked the Lord for one hundred committed readers, the Holy Spirit interjected, “why so low?” so I gave Him a challenge for two thousand by the end of the year.

I told my Abba that the increase in readership will ultimately lead to attacks and persecution. His response was this: “ Just remember that the answer of your tongue comes from Me.” Well alrighty then. Let’s do this!! If my God is with me, who in hell can be victorious over me!?

Saints of God, it’s high time we make the d-evil mad. It’s high time we take back the territory he has stolen. It’s high time we plunder his camp and win souls for Christ. Are you with me? I have no patience for halfhearted tepid amens. The days of playing games are over! We don’t get to slay goliaths by running away in retreat, we’re called to run towards them and declare like David:

“David replied to the Philistine, “You come to me with sword, spear, and javelin, but I come to you in the Name of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies—the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. Today the Lord will conquer you, and I will kill you and cut off your head. And then I will give the dead bodies of your men to the birds and wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel! And everyone assembled here will know that the Lord rescues His people, but not with sword and spear. This is the Lord’s battle, and He will give you to us!”

‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭17:45-47‬ ‭NLT‬‬

The hand that touched my website is soon to find out who my God is! I get the last laugh. He did me a favor. Last Friday The message was Don’t make pets of your gi-ANTS. My friends, the first thing I did was laugh. I actually got excited that someone got convicted by the Word. To care enough about a little unpopular website to take it down speaks volumes about what God is doing. These messages aren’t my idea or words. If you’re a regular reader, you’ll notice that I don’t take credit for it, but yield to the Teacher. That makes the devil mad. Fleshly words please him, compromising pleases him. But I don’t write to suit, I write to make converts. Jesus is and always will be the Lord of everything. Hallelujah!!

What are you willing to do to make the devil mad?! Or are you scared of what you will have to go through? Are you happy in your comfort zone? Don’t believe for one minute that if you don’t talk about him, then he’ll leave you alone. If you have an ounce of Jesus in you, if He can be measured, Satan hates your guts. He understands that the ounce can, with obedience, turn into a full blown tsunami ripping his kingdom apart. It’s time to make him mad.

Jesus didn’t coddle him, He rebuked him! Why? Because he is an unemployed, stripped of his glory, defeated foe. Jesus through His resurrection has paraded him openly before the angels who fell with him. He has shown us that we’re running from a giant that all we need to say is Boo! And he’ll run like a scared rabbit. Jesus said BEHOLD! I give you power! Satan has been stripped. It’s time to make him mad, by believing what Jesus has said. Don’t just sing about it! Do it!

“Yes,” He told them, “I saw Satan fall from heaven like lightning! Look, I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy, and you can walk among snakes and scorpions and crush them. Nothing will injure you.”

‭‭Luke‬ ‭10:18-19‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away. Then God made you alive with Christ, for He forgave all our sins. He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross. In this way, He disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by His victory over them on the cross.”

‭‭Colossians‬ ‭2:13-15‬ ‭NLT‬‬

So how do we make the devil mad? Total submission to the authority of Christ. Yes it’s that simple. Satan thrives in lukewarm Christians. He thrives in disobedient saints. He thrives whenever we accept defeat, because he knows he’s already defeated. But if he can deceive us into thinking he has power, the battle for our minds is won. He thrives when we’re ignorant of the Word and the authority we have in Christ Jesus. What we don’t know, will be our downfall. It’s time to be in the know.

We don’t have the second hand knowledge of the sons of Sceva Acts 19:14-16, we know in whom we have believed. 2 Timothy 1:12. So what has the enemy stolen from you? It’s time to take it all back! It’s time to wipe him out! Are you with me? It’s time to take the smirk off his defeated face, and rub Jesus into his. It’s time to gain ground and win souls by living authentic lives, and winning souls for Christ. David encountered a wipe out. The enemy came through his home and plundered it, took his wife and children and that of his men, captive. It didn’t end well for the enemy, God gave David a word, and He’s giving us the same word today.

“Three days later, when David and his men arrived home at their town of Ziklag, they found that the Amalekites had made a raid into the Negev and Ziklag; they had crushed Ziklag and burned it to the ground. They had carried off the women and children and everyone else but without killing anyone. When David and his men saw the ruins and realized what had happened to their families, they wept until they could weep no more.

David was now in great danger because all his men were very bitter about losing their sons and daughters, and they began to talk of stoning him. But David found strength in the Lord his God. Then he said to Abiathar the priest, “Bring me the ephod!” So Abiathar brought it. Then David asked the Lord, “Should I chase after this band of raiders? Will I catch them?” And the Lord told him, “Yes, go after them. You will surely recover everything that was taken from you!”

‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭30:1-4, 6-8‬ ‭NLT‬‬

I like the old King James Version of the last few verses better so I’ll include it here for a more dramatic effect. Because we need to understand that when God speaks, Satan’s kingdom quakes.

“And David enquired at the LORD, saying, Shall I pursue after this troop? shall I overtake them? And He answered him, Pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake them, and without fail recover all.”

‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭30:8‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Did you catch that? Surely and without fail!

Our victory is certain and assured. So are you ready to plunder the devil’s camp? Ready to make him mad? It may cause some bumps and bruising, but it will be worth it. Doing what God tells us to is worth every risk, every pushback, because when the dust settles, WE WIN!

“And when he had brought him down, behold, they were spread abroad upon all the earth, eating and drinking, and dancing, because of all the great spoil that they had taken out of the land of the Philistines, and out of the land of Judah. And David smote them from the twilight even unto the evening of the next day: and there escaped not a man of them, save four hundred young men, which rode upon camels, and fled. And David recovered all that the Amalekites had carried away: and David rescued his two wives. And there was nothing lacking to them, neither small nor great, neither sons nor daughters, neither spoil, nor any thing that they had taken to them: David recovered all. And David took all the flocks and the herds, which they drave before those other cattle, and said, This is David's spoil.”

‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭30:16-20‬ ‭KJV‬‬

I rest my case! When David showed up, the enemy was having a party, but it was a short lived victory. David got his stuff back and then some. We’ll be back. Morning Messages is here to stay as long as the Holy Spirit continues to write them on my heart. Will you commit to reading and bathing it in prayer? I’m believing for two thousand readership and increase in souls being won to Jesus Christ. Share it with friends and family, if it’s a blessing to you, then let it be a blessing to others through you. Grace be to all of you who love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity of heart.🙏

Written by permission of the Holy Spirit

W. Tennant

May 10, 2021

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