DIVAs fight!

Oh Lord, thank you for Your revealed word!  Thank you for these wonderful DIVAs you have led to your throne of grace!

I am going to try to draw an image in your mind and I pray that it will be successful.  Before you proceed, please pray for the spirit of wisdom and revelation (Ephesians 1:17).

Think of your area of weakness.  Give it a name (ex:  fear, unloved, bitterness, anger…).  Picture this with me.   Every time you act out of your area of weakness, you lay down a brick at your feet.  You do not have to search for the bricks because your enemy (Satan) will happily supply them.  The opportunities are plentiful and the years have accumulated so your bricks may have developed into a wall.  Each time you act out of that weakness and it remains an unconfessed and unrepented act of sin, you place another brick.  Do you now find yourself surrounded by a wall that you have constructed with your own hands?

Call the wall you have constructed a stronghold.  Through that stronghold of “…..” (call it what you named your area of weakness), Satan speaks his lies to you.  If your wall is head high, picture your enemy speaking his lies to you from atop that wall right into your ear.  If your wall is above your head, picture your enemy speaking his lies to you while looking down at you.  Are you looking up at your enemy from the walls of a pit?  He wants you to forget he is the one defeated and have you think you are the one instead.  Don’t be tempted to believe  the father of lies (John 8:44).  Call on the Lord!  He will rescue you from that pit and disassemble that wall! (Psalm 40:2-3, 69:15-17, 103:4, 107:20)

If you have bricks laid only at your feet, you are looking down at your enemy as he speaks his lies.  As he is speaking, go ahead and kick him away with your foot.  While you are at it, why not place your foot on his neck! (Psalm 8:6, Hebrews 2:8)  Why?  Joshua gives us the example when he called out the five defeated kings from their hiding place in a cave.  He called his military commanders forward and had them place their foot upon the necks of the kings exhibiting the kings complete and utter defeat (Joshua 10:24).  Do the same to your enemy (your named weakness from above).  Go ahead!  Speak to that weakness and put your foot right down on it! (Romans 16:20)  My friend Janet shared this prophetic victory with me and said I was free to share it with you as well.  “Stand on top of your crumbling wall, fully armed and hold the banner of the Lord over the heap!  You will laugh in the victory because the Lord has triumphed yet again!”  Amen!

While it is our and the Lord’s desire that we would be our husband’s delight, it is the enemy’s desire to ensure that never happens.  His delight is to sow discord among us.  You are Divinely Inspired Victoriously Annointed (DIVA), don’t let that happen any longer!   As Joshua appointed his military commanders to put their foot on the enemy’s neck, there was an additional command, “Do not be afraid or discouraged.  Be strong and courageous.” (Joshua 10:25).  Do not be afraid of the unknown.  Do not be discouraged by past defeat.  Be strong because the Lord has the victory, you are the enforcer.  Now, show some courage and be DIVAs!  Be DIVAs and fight! (1 Samuel 4:9)  Your life awaits you.

Amanda

9 Comments on “DIVAs fight!”

  1. Thank you so much for sharing your heart. Your words about becoming discouraged by past defeat was really heavy on my heart. The bricks the enemy hand me have a name. I am going to try to speak it out and then crush it with truth! The enemy is so slyly handing one to me today – the brick that I need to crush this morning is a lie (of course). In stone, the enemy has etched the words “never good enough”. Our Savior has already overcome death and the world, He is victorious, and His Spirit lives within me! So I am Victorious! He is continuing a mighty work in me – I need to believe it and live it out! Can you see Him crush it? It has crumbled under my Savior’s truth! Do you recognize words of weakness on your bricks? If you name it, crush it with truth and do not let past defeat discourage you, overcome DIVA!
    Through Jesus’ death and resurrection we have a Savior who is our hope and salvation. Hope you all have a blessed Easter!

  2. Great illustration. I could see it immediately. I could see the enemy handing me each brick, at first acting as if he is my friend. But after the wall is constructed, and I am cut off from truth, he reveals who he really is, and begins accusing. What a timely message, thank you.

  3. Thank you Amanda for this great illustration! When the enemy attacks I am going to think of this and those bricks will tumble! Praying for all you Divas today.

  4. WOW and AMEN!!!!!! How He knows just what we need!!!! Thank you my precious Lord! Praying for lots of bricks to be falling today for all of us Divas!

  5. Thankful for this truth today! I had to put into practice already. Guilt tried to build a big ol’ brick this morning. I had to slam it down, break, and keep my foot there for several minutes until I felt the peace of The Lord come over me that is was gone! I’m so thankful for this illustration that I can actually do it! Praise and worship to my father who loves me whole heartedly!

  6. I am certain you came under attack on this one! Amanda, thank you for your cooperation and perseverance in Jesus! I pray we all cover you in prayer knowing our Friend and Savior and the love of of our life, Jesus, has already covered you in protection and righteousness and strength!

  7. Yes! Yes! Oh dear God yes! Oh thank you Lord and thank you Amanda! I am so in awe of the Lord right now! I was in anticipation for another great truth from the Lord today for all of us! Our perfect Lord never ever disappoints! Oh Father, how great is Your love, power and grace over us, in Jesus and by Your Holy Spirit! Yet another great opportunity for us to be free! We bow our knees to You Lord, no longer to the things from the enemy, only in You, Jesus, are all things possible to bring glory to our Father. I am going to anoint myself in the oil of the Holy Trinity in my fast and prayers today! I love you precious diva’s! Our husbands are certainly going to delight in the beauty of us from the inside out! Glory, glory, hallelujah! This girl is on fire in the Holy Spirit!

  8. Thank you for the encouragement today! I totally need it. This is a great passage of encouragement.

    • Thank you Amanda for sharing your heart! This analogy blessed my socks off!! I needed to hear this today! The Lord wants harmony in our marriages and the enemy delights in disharmony!! I’m taking my mouth to the throne room! Ha! I might need duck tape in every color with some bling, bling! Ha! I am going to make sure that my mouth encourages, empowers and uplifts ! I want to make The Lord and my husband smile! Thank you beautiful Divas!!

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