Hear Me speak oh people! Open your ears, and your hearts and you will receive what I will tell you. It is I who holds all in My hands. Do not be consumed with thinking that there is an enemy – greater than I, for I am authority over all. For many are taken captive because they believe that he (the enemy) has all power and victory over them or situations., one of which is often referred to as addiction. It is only when you believe this that he gains power so to enter into such places he has been invited! So many have fallen into pits and do not know that they can get out of them! For this is the enemy’s tactic – to speak lies continually into the cowering and fearful soul. This is why I tell you to keep your eye and heart upon Me, for in Me you will see ME and then you will not lay hold of the enemy and his ploys. No matter the size of pit one may fall into, all that is needed is to set your eyes on Me, and call on Me for rescue. When I say keep your eyes and heart on Me -that is to pursue Me; Praying always in My Spirit, offering praise and thanksgiving in all things to your God, reading My word in the scriptures to learn who I am and to hear My heart. Looking to obey what you know to be right. But it does not end there, for the enemy knows that he can come back into your life in greater strength and with more of his friends if you do not deal with the matter, My way. For the enemy enters into your life because he was allowed. There was an opening made through sin, whether it be known or unknown it does not matter. This is why there must be vigilance in seeking to have a clean and holy heart, for in this the enemy has nothing to enter in by. The blood of My Son washes all who confess their sin, and they are made clean. Do not play games with God and think that one may sin and seek cleansing as part of a regular routine, or practice. For this is mocking and insulting to the very life of My Son and His blood that was spilt! The enemy too, sees through this (attitude) and will snag anyone so fast into his clutches like a spider that waits for prey to fall into the web so he may quickly bind! Go back, to the place where the enemy was let in, if you do not know how, ask Me and I will reveal to you the sin or sins you committed that must be dealt with. There must be the acknowledging of sin then the repentance of it. Invite My Holy Spirit to enter in the place where the enemy resided to reveal anything else and where He will fill with His presence. This is not all. To remain free, there must be the understanding that to submit to Me, is to walk in freedom. There is no other way. So to maintain your life in accordance to My will in the power of the Holy Spirit is to walk in freedom – from sin. To walk in sin, is to put yourself at risk again into bondage for you will surely reap what any and all sin will produce. Too many do not take serious the reality of living according to sin (and death) and to live according to My Spirit (which is life and freedom). Do not be deceived to think that you may serve two masters! Too many do not submit to Me, for if they did, I would surely tell them the sin they must repent of. I will never settle, for any to continue in sin – I cannot justify sin in anyone, but how many justify the sin they love! So many say that the enemy is ‘attacking’ them! As if they were faultless. So they seek for prayer ‘against the enemy’ – they have been deceived. For the real enemy is self that loves sin, and the enemy has to do very little to entice. For the err is in not taking Me at My Word in what I say regarding sin. It is a matter of a true heart that wants to know and follow Me and they will receive the truth that will set them free. John 8:31-32.
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