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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Smoke & Mirrors

I trust in the Lord for protection. So why do you say to me, 
“Fly like a bird to the mountains for safety! The wicked are stringing their bows and fitting their arrows on the bowstrings. They shoot from the shadows at those whose hearts are right. The foundations of law and order have collapsed. 
What can the righteous do?” 

But the Lord is in his holy Temple; the Lord still rules from heaven. He watches everyone closely, examining every person on earth. The Lord examines both the righteous and the wicked. He hates those who love violence. He will rain down blazing coals and burning sulfur on the wicked, punishing them with scorching winds. For the righteous Lord loves justice. 
The virtuous will see his face.
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭11:1-7‬ ‭NLT‬‬
http://bible.com/116/psa.11.1-7.nlt

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Did you know that the devil is scared of you if you have Jesus in you? Oh, he'll try to do his best to flip it around and make you think he's the scary one. But the truth is, he's absolutely terrified of believers in Christ. He's the mouse, we're the elephant. Because of Jesus, we are the bigger and stronger ones, and can squash him like a bug with our little toe. The problem is not with our lack of Power, it's with our skewed perception of Reality. We don't fully comprehend the Power and Authority that is actually in us because Christ is in us. 

Oh, but the devil knows. He knows how explosively powerful the Spirit of God is in us. And one of his best first offensive moves against us is scaring us into hiding. If He can get us running for the hills and on the defense, he's got us controlled and where he wants us. He knows the minute we are aware of the Power that lives in us, he doesn't stand a chance. So he lies to us:

"Run to the hills!" he yells in our ears. "Danger! Danger!" he screams. 

Though in reality, we are completely safe and surrounded by the arms of our Father. There is no actual threat against us. The Reality is, there is nothing for us to fear. So any fear we feel is all just a bunch of smoke and mirrors.

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