I was reading my devotional this morning and it was based off John the Baptist’s doubt while in prison. If you are familiar with John then you know he was passionate about his assignment in the Earth realm. So to see him go from that passion and zeal to doubt and unbelief was a bit revealing this morning.
We as believers must be so rooted in Christ that even in persecution (prison) we have no doubt in the God we serve.
Until we are filled or exquisitely shielded with the power of God we may be defeated by the power of Satan. We cannot allow the suggestions of Satan to dethrone our knowledge of the power of God.
John the Baptist was a great man of God and his assignment was to declare the coming of the Messiah. He was the Forerunner to Jesus Christ himself but while John was in prison John began to experience doubt. During this time of imprisonment the enemy slipped in and planted thoughts in John's mind. John the Baptist started thinking maybe he had made a mistake. Perhaps Jesus was not who he thought he was. After all here John is in prison.
John the Baptist sent 2 of his followers to question Jesus the Messiah as to who he was, if he was truly the Messiah or was he mistaken. Jesus responded in Matthew Chapter 11 versus 4-5 Jesus answered and said go tell John the things which you here and see: the blind see; and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel preached to them.
Satan merely made a suggestion and inserted it a negative thought pattern into John's mind and John received it. He began to doubt all that had transpired which is why he sent two of his disciples to question Jesus. As Christians or as Believers we must be fully persuaded in the things of Christ Jesus. We must not be moved by our situations or our circumstances whether things are in our control or not. We must truly walk not by sight but by faith not wavering at our surroundings.
The Lord has truly given us power and authority over the suggestions, thought patterns, and abilities of our adversary. Until we truly rise up and move in this truth then we will succumb to the deceptive patterns of the enemy. Satan uses the same strategy on Eve when he told her has God truly said you would die; back in Genesis. The enemy uses the same tactics over and over it is our responsibility, it is our job, and it is our duty to recognize his handiwork.
The funny thing is he uses the same things over and over merely making suggestions that cause us to doubt. He plants negative seeds by way of suggestive thoughts or people around you who have no knowledge of Christ’s true power. They have no true revelation of who they are in Christ so they continually say negative words.
I declare and decree no longer will we fall to the deceptive patterns of the enemy. I pray over our minds that we have the mind of Christ and that we have the ability to see God's handiwork in the earth in/and over our lives. Lord God I pray that we have the ability to see the enemy’s deceptive plan and patterns. Lord I pray we are able to discern when the enemy has planted people in our lives to speak doubt and unbelief around us. I pray that we not come into agreement with anything contrary to the word of God.
Father God we repent right now in the name of Jesus for every thought, word and seed planet of doubt or unbelief within our hearts we are now in sync with our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ. In the name of Jesus create a new heart and renew a right Spirit within us Lord. I pray that the word of God and that the spirit of Wisdom, Revelation and Knowledge be our portion in Jesus's name Amen.
Yours in Christ…Carla Mormon…it’s urbirthright…