Sunday, February 16, 2014

Out of the Web

 Shatter the lie and the walls of Jericho will come tumbling down. It's interesting in the fact that this picture of shattered glass actually resembles a spiderweb. A spider spins a web in order to catch its prey, and once it gets stuck in the web, the spider comes to do two things: bite the prey in order to anesthetize it, and spin more silk around the prey to immobilize it until death occurs.

That is exactly what the enemy does with us. Those painful bites from the enemy cause us to construct our own walls of Jericho around our hearts. Those walls of self preservation cause us to retreat mentally, emotionally and spiritually so that we actually become resistant to others that can help us get free.

Your Father loves you so tenderly, so completely, that one moment in His presence can shatter the lies that have you bound. He wants you to experience His love and grace, but He doesn't always work alone. He works through others with a gentle, loving, touch. Fear will keep you immobilized and lies will anesthetize you. They work to put you in a spiritual stupor so that you become more and more resistant to truth, loving guidance and the compassionate people the Lord sends into your life to help you. The web of lies is witchcraft used against you in order to gently lull you to sleep, dulling your hearing, dulling your senses, until you quietly reach a point of spiritual death. You are so desensitized by the continual spinning of lies that you don't even realize you are so near spiritual death, your spirit is suffocating and life is draining out of you.

Is that you today? Is something about this message ringing true with you? Do you feel a place where you have walls up that need to come down? You can be free! Don't accept the lie that you can't or won't ever be different. I pray for each person reading this, that God will send the truth that will shatter the lies that have held you captive.

Father God,

I pray for myself and for those I love (name them), that we would each receive a powerful revelation of truth that will shatter the lies the enemy has told us. Holy Spirit, please unravel every web of lies so that our belief system can be changed to receive the truth. Help us see ourselves the way heaven sees us, clothed in our true identity and understanding the authority we have as a child of God. Give us this day the understanding of our Father's heart towards us. In Jesus name, amen.

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