The Greater Your Role, The Greater Your Attack

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

1 Samuel 30:6 David was greatly distressed because the men were talking of stoning him; each one was bitter in spirit because of his sons and daughters. But David found strength in the Lord his God.

O-bservation:

Ziklag was David’s stronghold. It had been given to him by Achish, the son of the King of Gath. He was part of the Philistine people. David was running from Saul and thought that if he went with the Philistines, Saul would stop hunting him, and that’s what happened. But as the Philistines were preparing to attack Saul and the people of Israel, the other leaders of the Philistine people were upset that Achish would have David fight for them. So Achish sent David and his men back to their home in Ziklag. When they arrived, they found their city burned to the ground, and the Amalekites had taken all their wives and children. David’s wives had been taken as well. The men of Judah were ready to stone David, but he found his strength in the Lord.

A-pplication:

The greatest Israeli king of all time, David, was in jeopardy of being stoned by his people. Perhaps today you feel as though you have done everything you possibly can to do the Lord’s will and the very people that God has given you to strengthen you are now threatening to bring your demise. Here’s a truth that never goes away: “The Greater Your Role, The Greater Your Attack.” The anointing of the Lord attracts trouble because the anointing of the Lord upon a man or a woman is a great threat to the forces of sin and hell. If you’re experiencing that today, take heart and find your strength in the Lord. It worked for David, and it will work for you.

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, Please open the door of safety, because I’m running as fast as I can into Your arms. Amen
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Mountaintop Attacks

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Luke 4:1,2a Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil.

O-bservation:

Jesus had been baptized in the Jordan River by John the Baptist. Upon His being baptized, His Father in heaven spoke so all could hear, "This is my son, in whom I am well pleased." Everything was going just right for Jesus. At this point, Dr. Luke said Jesus was Full of the Holy Spirit. Immediately thereafter, He was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.

A-pplication:

It has been said ... "Beware of mountaintop experiences." I suppose the reason for this is because there's only one way off the mountaintop, and that is "DOWN." Probably it's better to say, beware of "Mountaintop Attacks." Jesus left a spiritual "HIGH," where He was baptized in water by John the Baptist and heard His Father's verbal word of commendation. At that point, He faced forty days of continual temptation from the devil while in the wilderness. Mountaintops are given to remind all "Followers of Jesus" that there really are "Good Times" in our Christian Faith. However, it's the "Valleys" that strengthen our faith and provide us with the "HUMILITY" it will take to weather the applause that comes with having reached the Mountaintop. With this understanding, remember that "Mountaintop Attacks" always follow your arrival at the Pinnacle.

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, Today I thank You for the Mountaintops and I also thank You for the Valleys. At this age, I know there will always be BOTH as I follow You. With Your help, I'll be ready. Amen
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Hold On, The VICTORY Is Yours

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Isaiah 54:15 If anyone does attack you, it will not be my doing; whoever attacks you will surrender to you.

O-bservation:

God had already established a future state of victory for Judah when He spoke these words through His Prophet Isaiah. God told them, “If anyone attacks you it won't be from Me, and I'll make sure that your attackers will surrender to YOU in time.”

A-pplication:

I am obviously unaware of who it is, but I believe I'm writing to someone this AM who is under an incredible attack of some kind. Here's what you need to know. This did not originate from Jesus. He did not bring this on you. In the middle of this test, as much as you may hate it, your faith will strengthen and elevate. Make no mistake, soon your attacker will surrender to you. I know this sounds like dueling swordsmen but it's not intended to. Certainly you are in a clash of "WILLS." The will of God versus the will of the enemy. Indeed it is a duel between Faith and Doubt. I have learned that when I reach as high as I possibly can, it's then that if I'll reach a little higher I will be victorious. Don't quit, don't yield, don't fear, and most of all ... don't give up! "Hold On, The Victory Is Yours."

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, I've been in these battles before, and You have always caused my enemy to surrender to Your will. Thanks for the faith and courage. Amen
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