Trending News This Week:
- Greece’s governing party, Syriza, splits after prime mininster resigns, and calls for snap election.
- Two women are the first in history to graduate from the U.S. Army’s prestigious Ranger School.
- Subway cut ties with famous spokesman Jared Fogle after FBI investigates addiction to child pornography.
- South Korea fired dozens of shells into North Korea after detecting a rocket fired across the heavily-militarized border.
Current news headlines reflect the turmoil happening every day around us. But, if you keep your eye on God, who has already defeated the work of the enemy at the cross, and continue to learn to walk in righteousness, then His blessings, victory, peace, and protection will surround you.
God had proven His faithfulness to Israel through mighty signs and wonders greater than anything the world had ever known. He had delivered them out of the land of their enemies. He had revealed Himself to them in lightning, fire and smoke on top of Mount Sinai. He had spoken to them in an audible voice. Yet, poised at the border of the Promised Land, at the crucial point of their spiritual destiny, they forgot God. They forgot the miracles. They forgot His promises.
Instead of listening to the voice of God, they listened to the voice of unbelief. They focused their eyes upon the giants and their own inabilities instead of looking to God and His power to deliver them. Their unbelief was the root cause of their disobedience.
When God speaks to you, one of the first things Satan will do is create confusion, fear, and unbelief through other voices. There have been many times in my personal life when God has spoken to me giving me specific direction. Often, shortly after, Satan would begin to speak through other voices to try and confuse me and get me off God’s course for my life.
- “Are you sure about the timing on this?”
- “It’s too dangerous to go into that country right now.”
- “There just aren’t enough funds to do that.”
- “Do you think the people will respond to this need?”
There also have been voices that have tried to convince me to compromise what God has directed me to do. I have learned to stay still before God until I hear His voice. Then, once I know that God has spoken to me, I shut out all the other voices, regardless of whose they are, and I choose to obey God.
Satan’s strategy is to cause you to rebel and disobey God. God may speak to you and direct you to move out into some type of ministry. God may direct you to do something that you feel is beyond your ability. He may direct you to a particular Scripture and ask you to step out in faith and act on it. If you hesitate to obey God, you will give Satan an opportunity to speak through other voices and cause you to disobey God.
Don’t hesitate – just listen and obey God.
Say this faith declaration out loud: “I rebuke the voices of fear and unbelief that are causing confu¬sion in my life. I will tune out all other voices except the voice of God.”
Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.
This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.