We live in a time where it is too easy to be oppositional and confrontational about EVERYTHING. In prayer I have heard this… It is time to intentionally oppose the opposition! Intentionality will bring divine strategy and surprise victories!
Intentional love… purity, honor, and humility, eyes of wonder.. kindness, gratitude, worship and seeking His heart…WILL BRING…Strategic insight and revelation… Strategic prayer and decree… Strategic momentum and movement!
It seems pretty basic, because it is. Sometimes we make things really complicated when they are actually really simple.
The enemy has been strategically intentional in trying to push you (to do or say things) through situations and your emotions. It’s time to be strategically intentional in pushing him back God’s way.
No more will we be moved or not moved by how we feel moment to moment! No more allowing situations to dictate how we feel and what we do!
You cannot fight this battle with the same spirit that is coming against you. You must figure what the attack is against in order to see the key to overcoming it.
We are told to be careful what we think about so guard your eye and ear gates! Don’t let anything in that will defile the clean hands and purity of heart He is wanting to re-establish in this hour.
Phil 4:8- Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable if anything is excellent or praiseworthy think about such things.
You will see and hear much in the days to come that has the capability of causing deep distress, anger, and fear. Don’t allow anything to shake you to the point of trying to use the enemy’s own weapons against him. You do not overcome evil with evil. You do not return hatred for hatred. That’s not our inheritance as sons and daughters of the King.
2 Corinthians 10:4-6 – For although we live in the natural realm, we don’t wage a military campaign employing human weapons, using manipulation to achieve our aims. Instead, our spiritual weapons are energized with divine power to effectively dismantle the defenses behind which people hide. We can demolish every deceptive fantasy that opposes God and break through every arrogant attitude that is raised up in defiance of the true knowledge of God. We capture, like prisoners of war, every thought and insist that it bow in obedience to the Anointed One. Since we are armed with such dynamic weaponry, we stand ready to punish any trace of rebellion, as soon as you choose complete obedience. (TPT)
If you are being assaulted by disrespect, hatred, no desire to pray or worship, strife and oppositional behavior, anger, sexual temptation, discouragement and hopelessness, envy, greed, etc., step intentionally into the kingdom opposite.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23
Whatever is being challenged, intentionally engage the kingdom opposite! It’s a holy push back against what is opposing you! Heaven is backing you up!
We must resist the corruption that the enemy wants to bring into our hearts. The enemy desires to make us cynical, suspicious, callous and cold-hearted. Evil breeds where evil is cultivated. We are called to cultivate the kingdom instead.
Matthew 10: 16 – Now, remember, it is I who sends you out, even though you feel vulnerable as lambs going into a pack of wolves. So be as shrewd as snakes yet as harmless as doves.”
It’s not a denial of the bad that is happening in the world, but an intentional and strategic focus on what is good. It’s not being clueless to what the enemy is doing, but a conscious choice to focus on what God is doing! The fruit of the spirit is a weapon! If someone throws rotten fruit at you, throw back the fruit of the spirit!!!
Romans 12:21- Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.