Until we start owning up our mistakes, wrongful characters and motives, laziness, sinful choices and destructive habits, we won’t experience victory in our lives. Most of the time, we find ourselves directing our energy and time in rebuking Satan. But if we channel that same energy to own up our part in the problem, we’ll be on our way to victory because our “gun” is directing at the right target. There is a right time and place to rebuke Satan.
If we rebuke Satan for the habit we develop through time, we go down deep in it because our machine gun is targeting at the wrong enemy.
Far too many of us think that our life is a mess because of the furious war the devil is waging against our lives. But the truth of the matter is the biggest war that needs to be waged and won over is found inside of us not outside! We need to win the battle right there in our hearts and minds first before we even think of blaming, rebuking and casting out Satan. We have a lot to rebuke and cast out right inside of our hearts and minds.
When we declare war against our own thinking pattern, faulty theology and reasoning, stubbornness that resists any change regardless of the Truth which is smacking us on the face from every direction, we start to experience measurable changes in our life. When we declare war against different “crutches” we use to excuse ourselves from accountability and responsibility, we start to experience real joy and pleasure in this life.
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Rom 12:2 ///
(As part of the Appeal for Purity’s two year anniversary celebration, which is going to be on Oct. 31, I will re-post some of my previous short and long articles. By doing that, those who are new to this page will get a chance to read them. The above article was originally posted on Dec 12, 2013.)