Putting Up A Resistance

By Peta Gayle Oates

 Main Scripture:

Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Luke 10:19

The title for today’s devotional is taken from a popular Reggae song by Beres Hammond.  In this song Hammond talks about the system and how much pressure there is when trying to beat it. He says

“There’s no hope, no chance, no loophole,

No escape for a suffering man

Cause every time I lift my head above water

And try to save myself from drown

There’s an overnight scheme all worked out

Designed to keep me down”

I am sure that many of us can identify with Hammond because a lot of us have given up hope of a better life. Ladies today I just want to encourage you with the scripture. It tells us that God has given us power to overcome whatever system is trying to hold us down.

Like Beres, I am imploring you to put up a resistance. If you can just believe that nothing at all is impossible you will find a way out. There are some specific things I want you to resist today:

The first one is fear; most of us do not overcome because of fear. Today I want to remind us that fear is not of God.  Will Smith in his movie “After Earth”, said “Fear is not real. The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future. It is a product of our imagination, causing us to fear things that do not at present and may not ever exist…. danger is very real” he said ,” but fear is a choice.” So today ladies make the choice and resist fear.

The second thing I want us to resist today is lies. We have often believed the lies told to us by those around us or even ourselves. Many times we are told that we cannot make it or “you will not turn out to anything good.”  But ladies today I tear down those lies in Jesus’ Name. Deuteronomy 28:13 tells us that the Lord will make us the head and not the tail, above only and not beneath if we obey His commands. So today resist every lie told to you. You can overcome.

Lastly resist the system, anyone or anything that tries to keep you from being what God ordained you to be. Romans 8:37 tells us that we are more that conquerors through Him who loves us. So there are people who will want to keep you down and control you, emotionally, physically or otherwise. I implore you today to resist them. The Lord has already made us overcomers therefore nothing can prevent us from being successful.

Ladies remember today that the very word resistance means “refusal to comply with or accept something.” Refuse to accept that you cannot make it.

Let’s Pray,

Father thank you for your grace and mercies because with these we would not make it. Lord help us to resist the things God that will want us to believe that we cannot make it. Increase our faith Lord Jesus, knowing that all things are possible with you and that we already have the victory.

In Jesus’ Name.

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