It is written!
Isn’t it amazing how folks who have never had the physical,mental or emotional experience of your problems
tend to be the ones with the most advice? Not to mention their insensitivity towards your problem.
For example, if you lost a love one, folks would say, “Child I know how you feel” really! How is it possible for you to know how someone feels who lost a love one if you’ve never lost a love one. There is a saying that goes like this, “Experience is the best teacher”. This is so true because the one that has sat in that seat of experience, can now relate to what you are currently experiencing from all levels, and not just from an imaginary level in regards to the one that’s lacking the experience.
Scripture tells us that Jesus Christ has experienced every single situation that we as human being will ever face or experience. Not only would he be the right person to advise us but he also left a method of how to deal with life’s challenges.
Scripture outlines to us in Luke 4:1-13 that every time Jesus was challenged by Satan his response always began with the phrase, “IT IS WRITTEN”. The understanding and by extension the revelation of this scripture is clearly pointing out to us that in order to challenge the obstacles being hurled at us, be it physical or spiritual our number one defense MUST BE SPEAKING THE WORD OF GOD AGAINST IT! As opposed to seeking someone who do not have the experience and therefore can not relate to or guide us on the right path.
As a reminder in the above passage of scripture Jesus Christ existed as a real physical man and Satan was and still is a spirit. My point here is, Jesus’ example is pointing to the fact that you MUST NEVER CHALLENGE THE KINGDOM OF DARKNESS WITH THINGS THAT ARE PHYSICAL. Instead, the kingdom of darkness Must always be challenged BY THE WORD OF GOD WHICH IS SPIRIT (Jesus said,”For the word that I speak they are SPIRIT and they are life”, John 6:63).
So with the above spiritual principle in mind, when your financial crisis visits you, don’t cuss the lending institutions, instead you challenge the spirit behind the lending institutions by saying, “You spirit of Mammon, it is written, my God shall supply all my needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus” Philippians 4:19.
The reality is, when you speak such words they become swords in the spirit realm that are now your spiritual weapons. How do I know this? Well let’s look at scripture. “The word of God is quick and powerful and sharper than any two-edge sword, piercing even to the dividing of soul and “SPIRIT”, Heb. 4:12. Another scripture says, “And take the helmet of salvation and THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT” Eph.6:17. So quoting the word is in fact engaging in defensive spiritual warfare…… Thus, Jesus’ counter attack always followed the protocol of IT IS WRITTEN.
It is written, suggest to Satan and his demonic forces that his defeat has been recorded because the word written refers to something that has been done in the past….. Might God I love this! So are you being afflicted by sickness, well It is written that because of his (Jesus) stripes you are healed. Are you depress? It is written that God has given me the garment of praise for the spirit of depression, Isaiah 61:3. Are you expecting more in 2014? Well, it is written, God will do exceedingly abundantly and above that you could ever ask or thing, Eph.3:20.
My words of wisdom today is simply this, whatever it is that you are currently fighting with and your defense is outside of the word of God, then the reality is you’re preparing to repeat that situation. Instead you must place your spiritual ax at its roots, which will always be spiritual and observe the difference.
“FOR IT IS WRITTEN”
Written By: Kevin L A Ewing
Posted by Kevin Ewing at 10:48 AM