You would think we were in the fires of Revival, the way the warfare intensifies before the Friday night healing service!
So many thought attacks going something like this:
1. You're too tired to go to the service
2. You have better things to do.
3. No one appreciates all you do.
4. No one is going to miss you if you don't go.
5. People are just using you.
6. What's the point anyhow?
7. Heaviness, despondency, broken promises, etc., etc., etc.,
The List goes on and on.
We have to be sharp to catch these little thoughts before they can derail God's purposes in our lives.
Here are some confessions that have worked for me.
Re: 1. Thank You Jesus that you arm me with your strength and power and you make my way perfect. Thank you Lord Jesus that Your strength is made perfect in my weakness. (2Sam. 22:33, 2Cor. 12:9)
Re: 2. Thank You Lord that you are ordering my steps today because I love your word. (Ps.119:133) Thank you Lord that You go before me and prepare the way for me. Thank You Lord that I determine to walk in the spirit and not my flesh. I command my mind, will and emotions to line up with the word of God. (ref. Rom 8:11-12) I seek those things that are above and not below. I determine to press on in Jesus' name. (ref.Col. 3:1-2, Phil.3:12)
Re: 3 Thank you Lord that YOU reward your people who work in the ministry and in your word. (Is. 40:10, Prov. 13:13) Thank You Lord for meeting every need so that I can give on every occasion and have a surplus left over. (2Cor. 9:11) I sow my volunteer work as seed into your kingdom and I expect to reap 100 fold return now, in Jesus' name. (ref. Gen. 8:22)
Re: 4. Thank You Lord that I am a part of the army of Christ and that I am important to you. Thank You Lord that as I worship and praise you I am opening a portal of glory and all the people around me will be impacted by it. Let your Kingdom come and your will be done today in my life.
Re: 5. Thank You Lord that I do my work as unto the Lord and not to man. Lord, I thank you for leading me and guiding me by your spirit. Thank You for Balance in my life, Lord. Help me to always look after my own personal walk with you so that I don't burn out. (ref. Song 1:6b) Thank You Lord that I WILL be faithful, I will be found faithful in all your house. (Prov. 20:6, 28:20) I refuse to be downcast or disturbed because I know that I can praise you! (Ps. 42:5,11)
Re:6. The Bible promises that we are changed from glory to glory in his presence. (ref. 2Cor. 3:18) If all you can do is drive to church and crawl to the front and stand or lay in His presence as others worship-- do it! The testimonies every week are proof enough! I determine to recount all the miracles and testimonies I've seen already and I determine to stretch my faith to believe for greater miracles and different types of miracles. I decree that no one goes home the same in Jesus' name!
Re: 7. Thank You Lord for showing me what's going on in the spirit realm. Thank you Lord for these words of knowledge and I decree that Your will is being done today, that lots of people are doing to come and help us bring in the harvest, look after all the babies and raise up disciples.
Thank you Lord for rewarding the volunteers and for leading and guiding us today. Thank you for greater fruitfulness in Your vineyard. Thank You for harvest angels, revival angels and all your other angels that are helping us. Thank You Lord for sending out more (prepared) laborers into the harvest fields. Thank you for strengthening us with your might from on High. Thank you Lord for encouraging us every day. Amen!
I hope this helps you. Yes, we are in the hot fires of Revival-- and there's no place I'd rather be!!
In this Revival there are no 'Lone Rangers' anymore. When we get under attack it's important to fight back right away with the right words so we can stay free and help others stay free. Good friends that you can pray with are a must!
Food for thought..... What areas do you get attacked in on Fridays? Can you use one of the answers I've listed to help you through it?
Bless you, in Jesus' Name!