Growth/Maturity, Relationships, Spiritual Warfare

Same Devil, Different Outfit

I’ve realized that in EVERY SINGLE ONE of my past relationships, I’ve dated the same person.  Of course he always looked and sounded differently but now in hindsight, God has shown me it was all the same person.  Sometimes he came in athletic clothing, sometimes in a business suit and once he even came in a preacher’s robe but it was always the SAME OLE DEVIL.

Every time I had gotten it together and was really sold out for God, he came back around.  And just like God knows all about us, so does the enemy.  The devil knows exactly what we like and how we like it.  The devil uses this information to try to throw us off track and hinder us from our destiny.  My heart’s desire is to be a wife and a mother so the enemy has used the very thing I desire the most to throw me off track and unfortunately has been successful SEVERAL times.  I always allowed him to trick me into believing that each of these devils in nice outfits were from God.  Once I fell in, I was used and cheated on, then rejected and left to languish in regret, condemnation, and depression.  “…the [devil] cometh not but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy…” (John 10:10a KJV)

After the last time this happened almost a year ago, I finally surrendered myself to God.  I sought the Lord for an answer why and He simply showed me in his word, “…The blessing of the Lord maketh rich, and addeth no sorrow…” (Proverbs 10:22 KJV)  Anything sent to be in your life from God, will NOT cause you to be depressed, and most definitely will NOT lead you away from God.

Don’t fall for it again! Recognize and expose the devil for who he is TODAY!!!

Dear Daddy,

We thank You for always hearing us when we cry out to You for help.  We ask that You forgive us for the times that we ignored You when You were trying to warn us against something or someone.  We ask that You increase our discernment like never before.  Make it so clear to us who or what we need to separate from and who or what we need to draw close to.  We decree and declare that we will recognize and flee from the devils that keep coming after us whatever form they may take and we thank you for the wisdom that You have given us so that we will be able to do so. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!

Ladies, today I EMPOWER you to know the devil when you see him!  The enemy has used different men with the same whorish spirit to get me out of the will of God and off track.  For you it may be family, health, finances, your children etc. Whatever it is, recognize that you are special to God and that your destiny in Him is so awesome that the devil is going to try his best to get you off track by any means necessary! DON’T FALL FOR IT! “…For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against …spiritual wickedness in high places…” (Philippians 6:12 KJV)  If the devil gets you off track, there are so many other people’s destinies that will be affected because they are connected to you.  I EMPOWER you expose the devil for who he is and cancel any and all assignments he has set to get you off track.

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Ms. Katrina Richard is an up and coming professional residing in Chicago, Illinois.  She strives to incorporate knowledge and life-skills to teenagers in her profession as a high school history teacher.  Katrina is very active in her church community where she serves in the prayer ministry as well as in the nursery.  She has a passion for serving in the lesser known areas of ministry because she believes every facet of ministry is important to kingdom building and spiritual development of the believers. Her favorite scripture is Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”