The Big Lie Vs. Grace
Isn’t it silly how God wants me to believe the Truth and it will make me free (John 8:32), but I sometimes believe the lies that Satan tells me? The demons whisper in my ear (really mind control) statements such as: “They don’t like you,” “Why do they get acknowledged and you keep getting ignored?” or “You are not as good as they are, and you should give up trying.” Satan wants me to forget what my Father gave up, His only Son, to give me grace to be who I am and the authority I have as a daughter of the King, Himself.
Sometimes, I get so busy with worldly cares, and I forget who my Father is and that by grace I am His daughter. I let the negative comments I am hearing continue, and I fail to remember to renew my mind by the washing of the Word (reading and meditating on Scriptures). I’m so busy doing Kingdom work in my own fortitude that I forget WHO I am doing it for, and I am no longer operating under grace.
Paul said that he was the least of the apostles, unworthy even to be called an apostle, because he had, in the past, hunted down believers and persecuted the church. But he eventually recognized that God’s grace made him who he was. He knew that he worked hard for the Lord, and it was fruitful, but not in his own strength because God’s grace was poured out upon him. (1 Cor. 15).
The King has given us (those that know Christ) grace to have dominion over all the earth and every creeping thing. Satan and his demons are creeps (Gen. 1:26). He initiated action to tempt Jesus to deny His authority and it didn’t work (Matt. 4:1-11). Thank God that Jesus knew who He was and how to answer the devil and his lies. We need to do that, also. The Bible says, “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” (James 4:7).
Because the Father forgave us and Christ died for us and our sins, and we have submitted to God, we have grace to live another day and to believe what the Father says about us. Grace gives us the power to fight the condemnation, shame, and unworthiness that so easily come at us. Looking through the eyes of God’s grace helps us to see who we are in Christ – that we are approved of, esteemed, and worthy. You are worthy! The Father said so in His Word! Receive it and believe it and move on to do His will in His strength. If you are not sure what He wants you to do, pray and ask Him. He says you have not because you ask not (James 4:2). Ask Him – He is eagerly waiting to talk to you and for you to sit in His presence as the daughter/son of the King. His Truth will make you free!