BATTLE IS NOT YOURS!
By: Judy Peel
Hello, my name is Judy Peel and I am originally from Holland, Michigan. I would like to share with you about a physical condition that I had and how God led me through His Word and through prayer on how to be healed and how to stay healed. God truly hears our prayers and answers them if we will believe Him to perform his spoken promises in His Word (the Bible) in our lives. If we will just ask Him and trust Him to do it, those prayers we bring before Him will be answered. Let me begin by telling you how it all began.
I had a hysterectomy in 1988. Soon after, I began itching all over my body, and NO ONE could find the reason why. It was even suggested I go to a psychiatrist for therapy, but I decided to live with it, which I did for many years, soaking my body in oil just to stay sane.
When I was writing a Bible Study this past year, it was always worse on the days I met with the Lord and wrote the lessons. One day it was so bad I just sat down and cried, and told God I couldn't do it anymore. I could not stand the itching! He directed me to verses in 2 Chronicles 20:15-17 and I read:
"Do not fear or be dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God's. You need not fight in this battle, station yourselves, stand and see the Salvation of the Lord on your behalf." Then it says, "tomorrow, go out to face them for the Lord is with you."
I knew that the Lord was going to fight my battle for me, and that I would be healed, tomorrow! I ran upstairs and told my husband that I was going to be healed tomorrow! The next morning I woke up, and the itching was gone, after all those years of misery! It is still gone today. There have been times when I would feel it coming back a little, but I immediately reminded the devil that I WAS healed, and he was defeated in the battle. I reminded him (the devil) that he had no right to put anything on me, I just would not accept it!
That is the way you have to be when he tries to put doubt or discouragement, or fear, or whatever it is that is troubling you. He puts things in your mind like, "I might as well give up...my husband is never going to be a Christian", or "We can't even make ends meet now, let alone get on a budget to be debt-free". "My teens are as bad as all the others, I guess they'll grow out of it eventually." Sound familiar? Well, don't listen to him. God said he was a liar, in fact, he IS the father of lies.
In John 8:44 it says:
"Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature; for he is a liar, and the father of lies."
Also, in 2 Corinthians I0: 3,4,5 it says:
"For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful, for the destruction of fortresses. We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ."
Friends, we are fighting a battle in the spiritual realm, and it is very difficult to keep on keeping on when we do not see what we are fighting. But praise God, we do not have to! He tells us in 2 Chronicles 20:15-17, the battle is not ours, it is His! That is why He tells us not to worry, but to trust Him.
So, the next time doubt, fear, or whatever your problem is that comes into your mind, read through the scriptures listed under the Armor and find one that you can identify with, and tell Satan to leave you alone in the name of Jesus! Take control of your mind, by putting God's Word into it, do not let the devil use it against you. God gave you a mind and told you to work out your Salvation.
"So then my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling." (Philippians 2:12)Or... (My paraphrased version)" So then my friends, with reverence to God, and realizing there is danger all around you, commit yourself to accomplish God's will for your life, even though there will be opposition."
DO NOT LET THE DEVIL RUN YOU WITH YOUR OWN THOUGHTS. THEY ARE LIES FROM HIM!!
Put the armor on like the Word tells you to, and be protected from demonic attack. Then listen carefully to God, and hear what he is telling you. Thank you and God bless you for reading my praise report on this answered prayer in my life. My prayer for you is that you will begin to literally take heed to God's Word and put it into practice in your own life. He is faithful to complete what He has begun in you if you will just trust Him.
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