Replacing the Defeated One’s Lies with God’s Truth
By: Julie Arduini
Lately the surrender software God is downloading to my heart revolves around words that end in “–ion”. Since January He’s shared a pair of words that have –ion in common. The difference in the words is this: one is a lie and the other is God’s truth. The more I share the words the more I realize how applying Jesus’ name and His truth to my life give me a freedom in Him I couldn’t imagine.
One of the core truths He’s revealed to me is the devil’s true name, the name he doesn’t want you to know. The devil is the defeated one. He’s already lost and his recession knows no end. His resources deplete and he’s on a budget. With that truth, he uses cheap tricks to distract and discourage. Here are some of the lies and truth I hope set you free in Christ today:
Intimidation. The very thing you feel you lack is most likely what the other person is feeling intimidated by you. The truth? Those thoughts are just our…imagination. We’re fearfully and wonderfully made. God doesn’t make junk. We’re precious in His sight and nothing and no one should make us feel any different.
Accusation. The night is supposed to be calm and full of peace, right? It’s too often a time where we hear whispers and believe them. We yelled at the kids, we gossiped. We didn’t tell our husbands how much we spent at the store. The accusations run like a warped CD. The more we believe them the more imprisoned we become. The truth? Exoneration. If Jesus is our King of Kings and Lord of Lords, we’re free. FREE. Those accusations have zero power. We have in Jesus’ name as much power in us as He did on Resurrection Day. We’re on the winning team, so let’s make it a victorious life using His never ending power and resources.
This is just a glimpse of what God is showing me and it’s transforming. I pray in these words you feel His amazing love for you.