Dr. Wilbur Chapman had a humanly angel walk into his life, hand him a checkbook, and said, “write.” How amazing is that situation? Seriously, I don’t know a single person that would say, “Oh, thank you but I got this.” Not even Mother Teresa or Pop John Paul that whatever (no disrespect but I have lost count).
Pastor Bill, “I won’t lie and say that I’d turn my back on such an offer as I have faced many financial struggles too, but God always answers me by giving His checkbook. His checkbook is signed but the amount is left blank, just as it was for Dr. Chapman. There is only one catch, God’s checkbook is to be used to help you through your trials and tribulations by offering unrestricted spiritual richness.”
Is that enough?
Can it be enough?
Better question is would it be enough for you?
It means that you accept His answer.
It means you believe in Him enough to know that even if you don’t like the answer it is the one that is suppose to be.
It means that you have to let go of the pen and let God write the check.
2. The Devil Will Be Ferocious
Pastor Bill, “…
John 10:10 (The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.) He is a thief. — He is the prince of darkness.
John 8:44 (Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.) He is a liar.
Just as God is faithful and will always be, the devil will be, still be, the devil in this coming year. You can count on having to deal with him.
He will tell you lies about God (Remember God is good!)
He will tell you lies about others (Remember God wants you to love others) He will tell you lies about yourself (Remember, you are in Christ now. You are not who you once were.)”
I know the Devil. I have meet him personally. And he has no honor from me nor will ever be allowed back into my home.
The devil sat in our pews for a period of time. His humanly body absorbing yet denouncing, partaking in communion yet never believing in the body of Christ, his participation simply of a human entity without an emotional embodiment.
He was a lie… He is a lie
And as all lies, all antics of the devil,
God’s light won and banished the devil from His home.
Yet the devil has not left my life
thus I pray more fervently for God’s light to be blinding.
And I control that.
How can I control God’s light?
Feel your heartbeat.
Feel your breath.
Look in your mirror.
What do you see?
Allow your beacon to call upon God through faith, trust, and the power to tell the devil to take a flying leap. If God has not sent you the message you have just received than it is surely witchcraft from the devil himself and should be cast back to the darkness with which it has come.
But YOU must be the light, the strength, the faith to make it happen.
You can find your savior within the Lord for you need Him as His faith needs you every hour.