DON’T ALLOW THE ENEMY TO STEAL YOUR JOY 

📖: Psalm 35:1-10

Confession: Psalm 91

Joy is a state of great happiness or felicity caused by something good or satisfying. As simple and beautiful as it is, joy cannot be forced. It’s an emtional feeling that is experienced when something good happens to us. Sometimes during difficult situations we can experience joy because of the Lord’s strength in us (Nehemiah 8:10).

God wants us to be happy and joyful always, but the enemy does not want that for us. He hates seeing the children of God happy and wants to destroy our relationship with God so he does everything within it’s power to stir up things in our lives and focus it attack on our joy through our emotions (2 Corinthians 2:11). The enemy is a thief, all he wants is to steal and kill and destroy and he is very clever at stealing one’s joy. He will do everything possible in its power to steal our joy, if we allow him. He can even use people to lead us astray from what will give us joy. The devil himself masquerades as an angel of light (2 Corinthians 11:14). That is why we have to be on guard, be watchful and pray always.

The enemy uses some of its weapons of fear and pride to attack our emotions. Fear makes us to become timid and lose the power and sound mind that God bestowed upon us, as it is written in 2 Timothy 1:7 “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline”. Other devices that the enemy uses effectively against us are the five Ds which are doubt, disappointment, discouragement, division, and disobedience to God’s Word.

Dealing with the enemies of our joy, we must be alert, watchful, and of sober mind because our adversary, the devil prowls around like a roaring lion seeking whom to devour (1 Peter 5:8). Defeating the enemies of our joy is not a battle we can fight alone, rather we must put on the full armor of God so that we can stand against the devil’s schemes (Ephesians 6:11); then stand firm and fasten the belt of truth around our waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place (Ephesians 6:14); then trust in the Lord with all our heart and lean not on our own understanding. Victory can only come through our faith in Christ Jesus. For those yet to surrender their lives to Jesus, this is not negotiable, do so now, tomorrow might be too late. DO IT NOW! 

PRAY THIS; in the name of Jesus, I repent of my sins, come into my heart and I will make You my Lord and Saviour. Stay connected! Stay focused! Have a blessed day. Shalom!!!

PRAYER 

🙏 Father, arise and fight for me now and restore my peace in Jesus name.

🙏 All glory, honour and power be unto Jesus, who has not allowed my enemies to rejoice over me.

🙏 Every enemy of my appointed time, die, in the name of Jesus.

🙏 Every satanic police assigned to arrest my glory, catch fire and die, in Jesus name

🙏 Every demonic agents on assignment on my day of joy, die by fire, in Jesus name.

🙏 Every power assigned to kill my joy, what are you waiting for? Die, in the name of Jesus.

🙏 Glory killers, my glory is not your candidate, therefore die, in Jesus name.

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