KNOW THAT YOU ARE ENOUGH – Laura Bon
The Word Of God Is Your Fence
Love the word of God, passionately and make it your aim to always please God and not grieve His Spirit. Breaking God’s word is breaking His Spirit and hurting Him.
Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy. Proverbs 28:13
Tell God you are sorry for grieving His Spirit, when you fall into sin, and quickly repent and forsake that sin. If you are angry or lie, confess it immediately and do not let the sun go down on your anger and sin. That is the big secret that you need. It is not that you will never fall into sin, it is all about your reaction after you fall.
1 John 1:8 says,
If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 1 John 1:8
We take an example from Paul in acts of the apostles 23: 1-5
1Paul looked straight at the Sanhedrin and said, “My brothers, I have fulfilled my duty to God in all good conscience to this day.” 2At this the high priest Ananias ordered those standing near Paul to strike him on the mouth. 3Then Paul said to him, “God will strike you, you whitewashed wall! You sit there to judge me according to the law, yet you yourself violate the law by commanding that I be struck!”
4Those who were standing near Paul said, “How dare you insult God’s high priest!”
In this Scripture, Paul immediately showed remorse after insulting the high priest. He did not make excuse – that is spiritual maturity. God wants us to waste no time in showing remorse and regret anytime we sin.
Strive for spiritual maturity. God wants you to be perfect in your works. Do not be deceived by false preachers who mislead people into seeking blessings without submission and seeking power without purity. Examine every teaching with the word of God.
Revelation 3:2 says,
Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die, for I have not found your works perfect before God. Revelation 3:2
God wants to bless you because He rewards those that diligently seek Him. He is the Lord of mercy, favor, and blessings. However, He wants you to grow spiritually, mentally, and physically. He wants you to prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers. If your soul is not prospering, God will not be pleased with you, and He will introduce discipline.
The secret to constant victory is complete desire and submission to the word of God.
John 8:32 says,
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:32
The word of God is the truth. And you shall know the word and the word you know, and practice will set you free. Idleness, wishful thinking, idols and false teachings will never set anyone free – multiply bondage and destruction.
Marry the word of God, the way that Jesus did. Jesus is the word of God. When He lived on earth, He was always in complete union with God’s word and God’s will. Anything short of union with the word of God, will not give you the kind of victory and result that you want.
Some days ago the Lord spoke to me and said, “ the word of God is your fence.” Your fence is your wall, protection, defense and armor. The word defense has fence in it, with an s, replacing the c.
The word of God is also your sword. Go and study the armor of God again and you will see that all the armor of God is either the word of God or fruit of the word of God.
The word of God is the secret key and precious stone that you have been looking for and that key is Jesus Himself. He is the way and bridge to God the father. He is life and resurrection.
Put Him on completely and do not go and draw a picture of a spirit you don’t know and call it Jesus. Some days ago, the Lord took me in a vision and showed me a Catholic priest and a reverend sister carrying a statue that looked like the spirit that they baptized Mary.
They were dragging the doll-like lifeless statue and spiritual figure, and I went closer to them and was talking to them, but they did not hear me. Then the Lord spoke to me and said, “that statue is lie, magic, witchcraft and falsehood. Worship of statue is worship of lie, falsehood, and deception. Paul said in 1 Corinthians 8:4
Now about eating food that was offered to false gods: We know that the false gods in this world don’t really exist and that no god exists except the one God. 1 Corinthians 8:4
Another translation says, “an idol stands for something that does not really exist.”
Idol is just an imagination and a trick by the devil. It does not exist. It is worship of lie and death. When people reject the word, which is the truth, all that remains is lie and human imagination, and since man’s power is of no use at all, and death has been ruling humanity since Adam’s sin, all who reject the word of God still worship lie and death.
Believers are redeemed and should submit to the word of God and life completely, because they now belong to life and grace.
Pursue complete obedience and submission to God’s word. That is your protection. The word of God is your weapon, battle axe, armor, and defense.
Keep away from any false preacher who tells you to offer sacrifice in order to be delivered. The blood of Jesus has set you free. Focus on building yourself up, in the most Holy Faith. Seek God’s face and wait upon Him. Have a working relationship with the Holy Spirit and hear His voice. Praise God, thank Him, worship Him, read your Bible, plead the blood of Jesus and constantly desire the fullness of the Holy Spirit. These are the spiritual sacrifices that please God.
Hebrews 13:16 But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
Hebrews 13:15 Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.
Hebrews 10:26 For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,
Keep away from willful sins. Let the Holy Spirit surround you, fight for you, and defeat your enemies. God wants to train your fingers to fight. He wants you to be a warrior.
Know how to have an active working relationship with the Holy Spirit, and keep away from False Prophets, and idols. Do not offer sacrifice for sin, rather believe in the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross, that redeemed you. Obey God, and pray!
Where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer any offering for sin.Hebrews 10:18 – ESV
Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, 5 you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 2:4-5
Do not be deceived. Righteousness attracts God’s glory. It is an armor of God. God rewards faithfulness – He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. The Bible emphasizes faith and works. Faith without works is dead and saying Lord, Lord without walking in God’s will is futile and a deception.
Do not let the enemy outwit you, outwit him with the complete armor of God. Put on the full gospel. Cherish the word of God. Fight, fight!. Walking in holiness is a significant part of fighting the good fight of faith. Jesus struggled against sin and won. Defeat sin and anything that takes you away from God’s perfect will.
For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their prayers; But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”1 Peter 3:12
Waiting upon the Lord and seeking God’s face is very important. Jesus constantly prayed and waited upon the Lord. Jesus said that without Him, we can do nothing and that man’s power is of no use at all. Constantly waiting upon the Lord is the way to grow in grace, and become all that God wants you to be in Christ Jesus.
The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. ~ Lamentations 3:25
In 2 Timothy 2:7 Timothy says we should meditate and God will enable us to understand. “Reflect on what I am saying, for the Lord will give you insight into all this,” and in Ephesians 1:17, Paul prayed for believers to have the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Christ. A combination of Bible study, meditation and prayer will bear the fruit of understanding. It is God that causes the plant or word to grow. “So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who causes the plant to grow.” 1 Corinthians 3:7
So, if you really desire to constantly experience God’s glory, love, goodness and mercy set aside time to wait upon the Lord. The more you wait for God and seek His face, the more grace, glory and understanding that you will have.
Evil thoughts will occur however, it is how we handle them that matters. Remember that Jesus said to Peter, ” Get behind me Satan.” Jesus was able to recognize that what Peter was saying originated from the devil. Peter himself was not even aware that he was passing across Satan’s thoughts.
The devil always tries to make us disobey God and go against God’s will and His plan for our lives by flashing his own thoughts across our minds. Learn to recognize Satan’s thoughts the way that Jesus did, and aggressively reject them.
Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true. Acts 17:11
There are enemies that Satan will inject into your life to frustrate and discourage your vision and destiny
Saul was used by the enemy to frustrate and fight David’s destiny and life
Ultimately, the enemy wants to end someone’s life so as to cut off that destiny. That is the most effective way that the enemy destroys destiny. It is a very simple logic – end the life and end the destiny.
So be aware and fight like a lion. Some people died prematurely, without fulfilling destiny because the enemy beat them to it.
Sometimes, it is not about some great sin that you, your parents, or ancestors committed. Sometimes it’s just the enemy vowing to stop a great destiny. That is why you must always hear from God concerning the root cause of your problem. If the enemy has vowed to stop your destiny, vow to stop the enemy and be victorious.
Pharoah vowed to stop the Israelites and held them in captivity
Moses was saved and not killed with the Hebrew children and a great destiny was saved.
Herod vowed to kill Jesus as a baby, before He could even grow up, but God saved Jesus.
Identify the obstacles and enemies to your destiny and aggressively defeat them by prayer and actions
Jesus made sure that He finished His work. We should too.
If you want to achieve something different, you have to do something different. Do not be the average, mediocre Christian who compromises and follows the patterns of this world. Set yourself apart as fully committed to Christ and His word.
Start acting, start doing. It is in acting and doing that God will bless you. Without acting and doing, you deceive yourself. It is the work of your hands that God will bless not idleness. God does not encourage or reward bad behavior, so, stop being idle and lazy if you have formed that habit. Habits can be broken.
You need to help yourself and God will supply the grace as you pray and desire change. If you have decided that you will not train and equip yourself for success, what do you want God to do? Will He come down from heaven and do what you are supposed to do for yourself?
If you keep on reading and watching things about relationship and marriage, yet you lack the necessary skills to sustain a marriage what do you want God to do?
If you are always criticizing, judging, and blaming your spouse to the point of stifling his or her emotions and causing harm to their emotional health which will in turn damage their physical health, you only have yourself to blame for the failure of your relationship. Train and equip yourself for spiritual, mental, health, financial and marital success.
You need to make effort to know and apply the skills that will make you excel in what God has called you to do and in the relationships that God has placed you in.
If you want to achieve something different, do something different and improve yourself in skills that you lack. Also make sure that you do and act. Too much reading without application won’t help you. Wisdom is the right application of knowledge. Get knowledge by reading, listening and watching and also have the wisdom to apply the knowledge that you acquired.
Some people read the Bible all day but do not know how to apply it or act on it. They hardly pray. They do not have passion or desire to obey the word that they have read. So, if you want to be different, start acting differently today. Faith gives birth to action. Read your Bible and also act on it. Do not just say Lord, Lord but also walk in the will of God.
Do not spend too much time on YouTube and social media except you are using it to learn academic, educational or creative work that you can use to improve yourself and make money. You can spend time on YouTube and social media for entertainment, inspiration or other things if you like, but not too much time. More of the time you spend on Youtube should be on educational, academic or creative content. Spend more time being active and working. If you run out of money, those blogs, shows and entertainment content that you watch won’t pay your bills. Too much play is not good, and all work and no play is also not good. Be balanced and wise in all that you do including the way you manage your time on social media.
Also, put on the complete armor of God and pray without ceasing. Pay the price! There is no short cut to holiness and financial success.