Bill Yount: Have you ever rebuked the enemy for several days and he wasn't listening to you? You found out later that God was in control of the situation the entire time. There have been times when I have rebuked the devil and I heard the Lord say, "It's not the devil; it's Me."
I have fought and lost some battles because they weren't my battles to fight; they were the Lord's. There isn't a demon behind every locked door; sometimes it's God's timing to keep the door closed a little while longer. The enemy's big trick is to make intercessors believe that if they are not fighting satan constantly they are not doing their job.
Jesus already did His job at the Cross when He said, "It is finished!" (John 19:30). The mindset the Lord wants us to have concerning the devil is: "Don't go looking for him, but if he shows up, take him out properly!"
"Intercessors are sometimes kicking up dust, all in the name of a great fighter's prayer meeting, instead of really bringing God into the center equation of the situation."
I will never forget these words the Lord spoke to me many years ago at the height of much spiritual warfare in my life. He said, "Son, don't go picking a fight with the devil. I totally defeated satan on the Cross. If you think you need to...(more)
This week I was sitting with the Lord and the Lord spoke to me: "I am decreeing triumph over the United States of America." I watched as angels of triumph that had been positioned all across the United States began to stomp upon the nation with their feet. As they stomped their feet and the intercessions of the people of God were rising up to Heaven, I saw a great and mighty shaking that was happening and increasing in the nation.
Yet as these angelic hosts stomped their feet on the land, I saw cracks in the ground beginning to appear. All the hidden things were being brought to the surface and exposed. What I noticed about these cracks is they spread far and wide all across the United States, but what struck me was the depth of the cracks. As far as they were...(more)
The Least Likely to Succeed = the Most Likely to Succeed in Jesus!
One of the things the Bible is clear about regarding God choosing "those He can use" is that you do not have to be professional, just available. The condemning voices of the enemy are constantly trying to discourage God's people from being what God called them to be. It seems that every time God wanted to use somebody in Scripture, it was the most "unlikely people" He used to do the most exceptional things. Perhaps, the reason is because He would then truly get the glory.
When God called Gideon, he argued that he was too poor to be used. He said that he was from the poorest clan in all of his region and he was the poorestÂ oneÂ in all of his clan. Apparently, God decided that was not a good excuse, because He still used him. God knew what He had put...(more)