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Deflecting Enemy’s Assaults

When praying recently I believe the Lord impressed strongly upon my heart that believers are able to deflect what the enemy sends against us. I saw a left arm holding up a shield like the shield of faith. I also saw a right hand of authority up like when a policeman is ordering a vehicle to stop. I heard that we can deflect all forms of attack, rumors, accusations and even disease. (Deut.28:7, Amp) “The Lord will cause the enemies who rise up against you to be defeated before you; they will come out against you one way, but flee before you seven ways.” (Excerpt one from Marty’s article “Deflecting Attacks and Seeing the Intervener”.)

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The Pull That Overpowers

The planets have been set on course by divine fiat. But when a rogue meteor crashes into a planet it can have a great effect upon its course. “Fiery meteors” crash into us sometimes even when we are on the course God has put us on. Our emotions and finite considerations can keep us veering off course. Those “black holes,” those failures, doubts and events of the past can then begin to pull us away from destiny.

gravity planetsDoubtless, everyone reading this has, at one time or another, wondered why an omnipotent God would “allow” certain things to “defeat” us and so successfully pull us off course with His purpose for our lives. Yet, in reality, God’s purpose is pulling us directly into the heart of destiny. It is our emotions and impatience and our not enduring that allows the “gravity pull” of other “planets” and “black holes” to pull us off course and cause time delays and other injuries.

Even when we do get knocked off course and get pulled to one side or the other, if we will “press toward the mark”, God’s “gravity pull” will out-pull all other influences upon us. Cf. “For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.”(Prov 24:16) 

“The LORD shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways.” (Deut 28:7)

“So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.” (Isa 59:19)

“Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.  I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me.  He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth.” (Ps 57:1-3)

God has the strongest “pull,” that is, if we want to be pulled, His “pull” will overpower all others. Everything in time and dimensions has been set up for our advantage to get us to destiny.

(This is the last excerpt from Marty’s article “Black Holes, Planets And Gravity” which was published in SEEC Magazine. Excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)