Friday, January 29, 2010

Saul was afraid of David...

“Saul was afraid of David, because the Lord was with him” (1Samuel 18:12).

Satan envies and fears most those who have been with God in prayer and are determined to stand up and fight in faith. Satan fears even a small army of those who are girded up in faith for a fight. He cowers before those who are up on their feet and ready to resist. And because he fears you, his design is to neutralize your fighting spirit.

The devil does this by trying to flood your mind with defeating, distracting, hellish thoughts that breed mistrust and questions about God’s power. He’ll scream into your mind and spirit, “It’s no use fighting any more. You are too weak from your personal struggles. You’re never going to be an overcomer. The powers of hell are just too big to overcome. So, you might as well relax. You don’t need to be so intense about the battle anymore.”

This is all a distraction! Satan’s entire strategy is to get you to take your eyes off the victory of the Cross. He wants to turn your focus onto your weaknesses, your sins, your shortcomings—and that’s why he turns up the heat of your present problems and sufferings. He wants to make you believe you aren’t strong enough to go on. But your strength is not the point: Jesus’ strength is!

The fact is, we’re all going to be in a fight until we either die or Jesus comes back. We may be given seasons of calm, times of reprieve. But as long as we are on this earth, we are engaged in spiritual warfare. And there is simply no end to these battles. That’s why Paul says Jesus has given us weapons that are mighty to the pulling down of strongholds. We have been equipped with weapons that Satan cannot withstand: prayer, fasting and faith.

The time has come for us to get our focus unstuck from our current afflictions. We must take our eyes off our trials and fix them on the Captain of this war. Jesus holds the key to all victory and he has promised us: “I have supplied you with every weapon needed for battle. And I am ready and willing to give you strength in times of weakness."

David Wilkerson


Please, pay close attention to the message above.

We are living in a very serious time.

In His service,

Minister Dr. Trudy Veerman


Sunday, January 10, 2010

Life's Challenges

Dear Friend,

May the peace of God be upon you, I pray.

Even in this New Year, life will have its ups and downs. Some days may be great, and others may be plain miserable.
One day the sun may shine... no car problems... your boss is smiling and your neighbour is happy. Another day it may be raining... you tripped over your shoe laces... your ride to work didn't show up.

Will your mood go up and down like your circumstances?
Are you getting upset or depressed because your day failed? Do you allow yourself to be influenced by what is happening to you, or do you rely on God and His Word?

Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart: So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man. Proverbs 3:3,4

The joy of the Lord is your strength in any situation. So, this kind of "joy" has become the remedy. One cannot avoid the challenges which life presents. Sometimes we cannot duck down and miss obstacles flying our way. In any undesirable situation God's word gives direction and presents a solution. We as His children have to apply His word to our lives so we won't move or sway like a tree in the wind, or are like those without hope............. (shortcut)

The complete post has been moved to Dr. Trudy Veerman's main website

In the service of the Master,
Minister Dr. Trudy Veerman