August 23, 2020
What comes out of the mouth of this trio of darkness is dubious to the mind, dangerous to the soul, and destructive to the body. If you listen long enough to their speeches you will feel yourself begin to question things that were concretely driven deep in your heart. If you taste the temptation of their offerings you will begin to believe that holiness tastes nasty and rivers of living water are too bitter to drink.
So, you have to challenge these ancient spirits with a newborn experience. “out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength that thou mightiest still the enemy and the avenger.” To still the enemy is to silence his hateful, demeaning rhetoric. The Spiritual application here is that when someone opens their mouth as a newborn babe in Christ, the New Birth Experience; it mutes hell. It’s like every auditory nerve in the Universe suddenly goes deaf, and as if some ethereal sound producer is at the controls the evil words fade out. Huh? I can’t hear you. I’m too busy singing. Huh? I can’t hear you. I’m too busy quoting the Word. Huh? I can’t hear you. I’m too busy praying in the Spirit. Your New Birth Experience has more power than demonic exaggerations that try to intimidate you. They will boast weapons of shame. They will target your vulnerable areas. But your New Birth Experience has more power than demonic excavations. These are the things they dig up from your past. Bones of bitterness. Rotted flesh of failures. Decomposed bodies of sin and regrets. Skulls of old thoughts in the dirt of shame. But your New Birth Experience has more power than demonic exploitations. These are the disadvantages the enemy thinks you have; your weaknesses he can key in on; your failures of the past that he can try and capitalize on when you try to do something for God, say something for God.
Goliath threatened Israel in I Samuel 17 and the Israelites were weakened by what they saw in Goliath. But then came David. And David was strengthened by what God saw in him. God’s view of us is more powerful than our fearful view of the enemy. Listen now…