In Genesis chapter 2, you read about God's creation of Adam. After he is created, the Lord puts him in the garden of Eden and tells him that he can eat from any tree except for the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Later in the chapter, God creates Eve from Adam and presents her to him. Genesis 3:1 is what sets the stage for the topic of this blog:
Now the serpent was more crafty (subtle, skilled in deceit) than any living creature of the field which the Lord God had made. And the serpent (Satan) said to the woman, “Can it really be that God has said, ‘You shall not eat from any tree of the garden’?”
What the enemy did in this passage of scripture was open the door of doubt and Eve walked right through it. When it comes to doubt, the enemy loves to attack us, especially in the waiting season. If he is able to get your attention for just a moment, He uses the opportunity to speak against what God has said. He comes to steal your joy, kill your faith and destroy your hope concerning God’s promises for you.
The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows].
The promises of God are real and Satan knows it. He knows that the Word of God is truth and that is why he will do whatever he can to get you to stray away from the Lord. Satan is well aware that if he can get you to rethink what God has said, even for a second, there’s a chance that you will change directions. In the waiting season, it is crucial that you fight with your faith. You have to use your faith to fight against fear, impatience, anxiety, etc. because they are all open doors for the enemy. The greatest weapon that you have against doubt is the Word of God. The Lord tells us His word is a part of the armor of God and serves as the sword of the Spirit (Ephesians 6).
In order to be able to effectively use the Word as your weapon, you have to:
Know the Word - knowing the Word is knowing the truth and it is what guides you. But in order for you to effectively use it as your weapon, you have to read and study it for yourself. As you read and study it, the Lord will give you revelation and help you apply what He said to your life.
Speak the Word - you have to speak against any thought that is not of God. Sometimes we make the mistake of thinking that if we just pretend that the thoughts of doubt are not trying to creep into our minds, then it will not take root. But it doesn’t work like that. When any thought that is not of God tries to overtake you, you have to speak the Word against it.
Live the Word – you have to live what you know and confess it. You have to make the decision that you’re going to stand firm on what God has spoken and let your life be an expression of that decision. Living out God’s Word isn’t about being perfect but, it is about becoming more like Christ each day. It is about being intentional every day to do your best to walk according to the fruit of the Spirit and not your flesh. Living the Word helps you to be a better disciple, and draws you closer to the Lord.
For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!” And through Christ, our “Amen” (which means “Yes”) ascends to God for his glory.
2 Corinthians 1:20
Sis, it’s time for you to rise up in your faith because God cannot lie and He will not fail! So get into the Word, speak the truth, and live with your faith as your foundation.