This week I have once again learned the importance of God's Spirit continually reigning down filling us over and over. Sunday morning at my church we had a phenomenal service in which God poured His Spirit out. I was filled with God's love and peace, and His strength and power to move forward in my life. I left the altar with a healed heart filled with hope. This joy and renewal I had in me definitely ticked off the enemy. I know this for a fact because he showed up sneaking and slithering in full force later that day attempting to reign down hate and confusion, weakness and need into my life. I almost let him get to me, but when he had his big toe stuck in a door that I had inadvertently left ajar, trying to get a stronghold, I slammed it and I am believing he, well at least his big toe, took a direct hit.
I began to pray and sing and remember all God had spoken to me only a few hours earlier. He told me who I am in Him. He told me what I can do for Him through Him with His power working in me. He also told me of things I must let go of to be a fully functional conduit of His power.
We are all vessels who God longs to fill with His Spirit and use to accomplish His purpose on this earth. We sometimes put a self-sealing cap of sorts on our vessels, sometimes unknowingly, and try and prevent God from filling us fully.
Without His Spirit, we are empty vessels, dry and thirsty, and for the most part unusable to God, but wide open for enemy attack. God is great and greatly to be praised. Be fully open to all God has for you and at the same time fully close your mind and heart, your entire vessel, to all that is not like Him.
Praise Him in the midst of every enemy attack. Slam every door tightly shut that the devil attempts to enter. Lock the possible enemy entryways and don't just hide the key from yourself, throw it away! Seal up every small crevice with the Word of God. Be watchful for cracks in your foundation. Prime any possible entryway with prayer and put on a top coat of praise. Don't let satan in. God reigns always and forever and ever.
And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, as the voice of
many waters, and the voice of mighty thunderings saying,
"Alleluia, for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth."