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Under your feet


From JO’s sermon tonight:

how we see our difficulties very often determines whether or not we get out of them

to live in victory, you have to see every sickness, obstacle, temptation as being under your feet, no match for you, it’s not going to keep you from your destiny, it’s already defeated, it’s just a matter of time before you walk it out

if you feel discouraged, intimidated, worried, full of doubt, it pushes you down and stops God from working

Psalm 59:10 NLT

In his unfailing love, my God will come and help me. He will let me look down in triumph on all my enemies.

we walk by faith and not by sight;  when we talk to God, we look up, but we look down to talk to sickness, depression, fear

Luke 10:19 (KJV)

Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

if you will see these obstacles as being under your feet and already defeated, then a new boldness will rise up and your faith will activate God’s power in a new way

the first place we lose the victory is in our own thinking;  switch over to your eyes of faith.  you and God are a majority.

Nehemiah 8:10 (NIV)

Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.

2 Samuel 22:40 NLT

You have armed me with strength for the battle; you have subdued my enemies under my feet

if you want God to make your enemy your footstool, you have to be still and know that He is God. when you’re living upset and trying to force things to happen, God is going to step back and let you do it on your own.  it takes faith to say “God, I know you’re fighting my battles and will make my wrongs right.  You promised it would work out for my good and I’m going to keep my joy and stay in peace.”  when you put your feet  up and rest God will take those things that seem like they’re over you, those things that are holding you back, and bring them under your feet. when you stay in peace God will take what was meant for harm and use it to your advantage.  your job is not to straighten people out, your job is to stay in peace.  when you’re in peace God is fighting your battles.  when you’re at rest, God will make your enemies your footstool.

God can vindicate you better than you can vindicate yourself.  if you’ll let God do it his way it will be bigger, sweeter, more rewarding;  God can take the very people that are trying to push you down and use them to promote you.

God is a God of justice. He doesn’t forget what you’re owed.  you may let it go but God doesn’t let it go;  He’s going to make sure you get exactly what you deserve

Psalm 23 (NIV)

5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies

God will bless you in front of your enemies.  God can promote you anywhere, but He’ll give you honor, recognition, favor in front of the people who tried to pull you down

all these things that come against us to try to get us upset, people talking, gossip, spreading rumors, those are all distractions, that’s the Enemy trying to lure us off course, get us bent out of shape, waste valuable time and energy on something that doesn’t really matter.  don’t give that the time of day, that’s not a battle you’re supposed to fight.  stay on the high road, and God will bring it under your feet.  He’ll make those enemies your footstool.

when you’re in peace, it’s a position of power.  when you’re at rest, God’s fighting your battles

God knows how to apply pressure, how to make somebody uncomfortable;  you don’t have to fight the battle, stay on the high road and watch God make your enemies your footstool

God says the problem may form, but you can stay in peace knowing that it’s not going to prosper against you.  all the forces of darkness cannot keep you from your destiny.

we may have things come against us because of genetics, things that have been passed down;  the good news is that  God has the final say, God can override it, so stay in faith

God is saying, ‘I’ll fight your battles, but you’ve gotta give them to Me;  come back to that place of peace.” don’t let people, circumstances get you upset. let God be your vindicator, He knows how to make your wrongs right .  if you’ll see these obstacles as being under your feet God promises He’ll make your enemies your footstool.  instead of being a stumbling block it’ll be a stepping stone.  nothing will keep you from your destiny and you’ll become everything God’s created you to be.

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