How do you use the shield of faith, is there a prayer?? I could really use this!! Did 'Linda' tell you about the horrible thoughts that run through my head or was this voice just from me???
fyi 'Bob's' aunt comitted suicide today :'(
hearingGod's Reply Letter:
Yes, these thoughts are not from you...think about it, the bible says :
1"There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit."
So, these thoughts you have are awful, they are condemning...you hate them...you think they are you & therefore you think you are a bad person....but that is not the case. You need to have FAITH (which you know)...and the bible says:
17"Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ."
So the 'word' of Christ is the bible. You HAVE to read the bible to make it through this. Do not rely on the counsel of anyone that doesn't read it regularly. I love 'Linda' but she doesn't read it. People that don't 'know' Jesus inside & out can be baited by the enemy and say things like: "God forbid it, Lord! This shall never happen to You."
However we don't want our flesh patted... we need His truth, not to stumble!
"But He turned and said to Peter, "Get behind Me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to Me; for you are not setting your mind on God's interests, but man's."
Unfortunately for 'Bob's' aunt...she became another victim of 'the voices'. When a person believes it is themselves, they become a puppet. Columbine, Virginia tech....demon possessed people--yes there were christians there in the region but, remember I said there are a lot of 'churches' out there....but they have no authority in the spirit. How do we know? By the fruits. Are they doing what the disciples did... the things that Jesus said would accompany those who believe? (Mark 16-17)
When you read the word, believe the word...you can do the same amazing things Jesus did, and more:
"Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do because I go to My Father." (John 14:12)
Why don't we SEE these amazing things??? Because people don't BELIEVE....are listening to 'the voices'. Disaster & all sorts of stuff is averted by 'sons of God'....those wielding the authority of Christ (check out Luke 9).
It all starts in the mind....