Daily Devotional – 3/15/18 “Spiritually equipped!”

Read the next line carefully … You cannot join a fight and not expect to get hit. This goes for physical but it absolutely goes for spiritual. This is why you have to be careful the battles you choose to war against, spiritually, because you may find it to be harder than expected. This is also why you have to be careful the conversations you join and the pity parties you accept invitations too. And going just to be nosey can get you caught up in some stuff you aren’t ready for. Beloved, the enemy doesn’t like the oily and the anointed. The enemy cannot stand the fact your feet hit the ground this morning. The enemy needs you to shut up and die but you won’t and now you got the audacity to be praying for the very folk he’s trying to break. Guess what’s about to happen, the enemy will attack you. Why? Because he needs you to hush. This is why you cannot take on what you know you cannot handle spiritually. Stop trying to cover everybody who shows up at the altar when you know you are a spiritual lightweight. Baby, there are levels to the anointing and when you tap into someone else fight, you better be ready to fight for them and FOR SELF! Please understand me plainly. I am in NO way insinuating your inability to handle whatever it is you’ve think you can handle but I need you to be aware of the things you may not expect.

The enemy doesn’t play fair and he will send attacks, to your house, simply for being in the meeting. And if you are unprepared to see the attacks before they happen, bind the attacks before they get loose and cast down the attacks after they’ve infiltrated your home; you’ll find yourself needing the same help you just gave. This is why you cannot lightly discount the real prophets, preachers and pastors who are willing to go to war for people because their suffering is ten times harder than the average believers. When you take on the demons of others, you feel the effects. Why do you think those prophets, preachers and pastors, who are for real about this spiritual thang, find it hard to sleep at night? It’s not because the TV shows are good but baby there is some work being done in the spiritual realm and the majority of time, it’s not for their house. No, you don’t have to stop praying for people and please don’t stop going to war for those who need it. However, equip yourself for the battle before you find yourself enlisted in a fight that can potentially leave you wounded, scarred or on the brink of death. Paul says in 1 Timothy 1:11-12, “Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles. For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.”

Published by Pastor LaKisha

LaKisha Johnson is an author of thirty Christian Fiction novels, devotionals and journals. She writes from her heart, as she hopes the messages, on the pages, will relate to every reader.  Ask her and she’ll tell you, ”It’s not just writing, its ministry.” Over the course of her career, she’s won the 2018 Drunken Druid Book of the Year Award for her book, The Forgotten Wife, 2019 Top Shelf Christian Fiction Book of the Year for Dear God: Hear my Prayer, 2020 Distinguished Authors Guild Award for her book, I’m Not Crazy and was a 2020 TopShelf Women’s Fiction Finalist for her book, When the Vows Break. In addition to being a self-published author, she’s also a wife of 22 years, mother of 2, Asst. Pastor of Macedonia MB Church in Hollywood, MS; Sr. Business Analyst with FedEx, Devotional Blogger and more. She’s a college graduate with 2 Associate Degrees in IT and a Bachelor of Science in Bible.   LaKisha writes from the heart, and this is why she doesn’t take the credit for what God does. If you were to strip away everything, you’d see that Lakisha is simply a woman who boldly, unapologetically and gladly loves and works for God.

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