Dear Sisters and Brothers in Jesus the Christ,

 This is a faith war. The strategy of the enemy of God, who comes to “steal, kill, and destroy” (John 10:10a), is to undercut any aspect of the faith walk. Satan is the “father of lies” (John 8:44) who comes to distract with anything contrary to the way of God. For example, God tells us to keep His WORD in our mouth, and to meditate on it day and night in order to be prosperous and successful (Joshua 1:8) because He wants you and I to succeed. (I like the way Kenneth Copeland says it: “He needs you to succeed”.) God needs us to succeed because He gave dominion over the earth to man (i.e., male, female) who was created by God with free-will (Genesis 1:26-28). Although, by the trickery of Satan, the first Adam exercised free-will in forfeiting the keys to Satan, that which God has said can’t return void (Isaiah 55:10-11). Therefore, after covenant and covenant and covenant . . . God entered into covenant with Himself on behalf of man (Genesis 16:17); and through the Semites or the line of Noah’s son – Shem (Genesis 10:21-26, 11:10-26), the Only Begotten Son of God – JESUS (Matthew1:1-16) was born as man, sacrificed His sinless lifeblood for man, entered into hell to take back the keys of death and Hades for man (Revelation 1:18), was raised from death for man, and seated at the right hand of God the Father with all power and authority given unto Him (Ephesians 1:20-23). As a result, there is a full grown man seated at the right hand of God the Father; and those “in Him” are seated there as well (Ephesians 2:1-7). Glory to God! None of that was done so that we may have lack; Jesus said, “I came so that (you) may have life and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflowsJohn 10:10b (AMP). Therefore, by the grace of God and the blood of Jesus, all rights and privileges as sons and daughters of the Sovereign LORD God Almighty are restored because we need everything God has provided so that we may fulfill our assignment. Abba Father isn’t the kind of Father who gives His sons and daughters an assignment without whatsoever is necessary to accomplish it. Satan fosters the lie that the WORD isn’t of God but of man. (Sort of reminds me of a lie of the Nazis who say the Holocaust never happened.) Buying into Satan’s lie about the WORD is akin to turning-over your weapon to the enemy because the WORD is the “sword of the Spirit” (Ephesians 6:17). Another example of how the devil will attempt to undercut one’s faith is by sending his cohorts to tempt us out of divine love because “faith works by love” (Galatians 5:6). All rendered sons and daughters of God by the blood of Jesus have been given “. . . the measure of faithRomans 12:3b (KJV), and God’s kind of love (divine love) “has been poured into our hearts by the Holy SpiritRomans 5:5b (NKJV). We have been set-up to succeed by faith regardless of what it looks like in the natural realm. What: faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seenHebrews 11:1 (KJV). How:faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of GodRomans 10:17 (NKJV). Why: without faith it is impossible to please (God), for he who comes to God must believe that He (exists), and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek HimHebrews 11:6 (KJV).

Speak the promise . . . Harriet