Thursday, June 26, 2014

SING, SHOUT AND WORSHIP!

Satan does not seem to know that the more you attack a Spirit-filled servant, the more praise will rise up in him! Throw a saint of God into a crisis and he will sing, shout and worship Jesus! If you tie up a Spirit-filled child of God with problems and troubles, he will sing, shout and worship even more!

Just after Paul had cast the demons out of the possessed girl (Acts 16:16-18), Satan started stirring things up. He enflamed the crowd against Paul and Silas—and suddenly they were in a terrible crisis!

The city magistrates had them whipped and cast into prison. And with every stripe on their backs, I can hear the devil saying, “So you think you’ve won the victory? You think you’re going to cast out my demons and take authority over me?”

The devil didn’t seem to know that the more you whip a servant of God who walks in the Spirit, the more praise you whip up from him! “And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them” (Acts 16:25).

If we are to walk in the Spirit, then we must believe God for supernatural deliverance from every bondage of Satan even if He has to create an earthquake to do it. That is exactly what He did for Paul: “And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed” (Acts 16:26).

Satan will try to bring upon you the most dreadful temptation or trial you have ever faced. He wants you to get bogged down in guilt, condemnation and self-examination. Dear saint, you have to arise in the Spirit and get your eyes off your circumstances and bondage. Do not try to figure it all out. Start praising, singing and trusting God—and He will take care of your deliverance.