Not long after, you receive a hallelujah—thank you, Jesus revelation, the devil comes quickly to steal that word before it takes root in your heart. His goal is to turn your adulatory praise into an interrogation of skepticism, “Did God really tell me that?”
[T]hen cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved (Luke 8:12b).
When doubt vs. faith
I’m learning to:
- Immediately document the revelation, including the time and date I received it. That notation will serve as proof later that I didn’t imagine the whole experience.
- Expect the devil, usually in the middle of the night, to insert doubts and fears into my mind—don’t treat them as reality but as faith stealers.
- Meditate throughout the day on scriptures that relate to the revelation. The Word of God annihilates the enemy’s lies and strengthens my faith.
- Never let my guard down; the devil is unceasing in his efforts. (See Ephesians 6:11-18.)
When Jesus was tempted on His forty-day fast in the wilderness, He responded to every bait the devil threw at Him with, “It is written . . . ” (See Matthew 4:1-11.)
So likewise, we must also be steadfast and use our faith and say, “It is written . . .” when the devil comes to steal the revelation.
See you next time on Paulette Talks Faith.