Sunday, August 2, 2009

The Three Evil "D"s

Good Morning Ladies,

As the previous flyer stated we recently had a "SALT" meeting we met at our Praise and Worship Leaders home church, Crystal Springs Assembly of God. We had a small group basically our leadership however the Lord blessed us with a surpise visit by a lady and her daughter. Our meeting started with fellowhsip of the Leadership Team, with life happening it had been awhile since all of us had the opportunity to visit and catch up. Fellowship progressed into everyone being annointed and several just began to sit on the floor and pray over the meeting and each other. After prayer several remained on the floor including myself which in is a little unusual for my self, anyway I was confortable and remained on the floor. As the leader and speaker of the evening I began to open up the Topic of the nights lesson.

The "Three Evil D's"
Discouragement
Distraction
Disappointment


Here is a copy of that Lesson:

The 3 Areas where I have been hit at with these Evil Weapons
1. Weightloss-Going to the Gym, Discouragement and Distraction & Disappointment
2. Marriage Issues-Personal, Discouragement, Disappointment
3. SALT-Discouragement, Distraction, Derailment from Destiny

Satan’s Job is to steal Kill and Destroy, we will examine the Evil D’s to see how the enemy tries to use these in our lives.

Biblical References:
Cast ,Astray: Off the Right Path, Isa 53:6, Matt 18:12, 1st peter 2:25, Psm 55:22

Online Dictionary.com Reference.
Discouragement defined: Casting off confidence, Giving Up.
Casting Off: Lost Confidence.
Distraction: Diverts attention , something that interferes with concentration or takes away,
Disappoint: To fail to fulfill the expectations or wishes of:
2.
to defeat the fulfillment of (hopes, plans, etc.); thwart; frustrate: to be disappointed in love.
–verb (used without object)
3
to bring or cause disappointment.


Questions:
How do you keep your Confidence from slipping or falling apart?
How do you keep from giving in and giving up?
How do you build up your Confidence in God?

Bible History
First Lets Look at some Bible History of some Famous People that where attacked in the same fashion,
The Israelites, they were distracted by their surroundings and disappointed by God’s food provision, then they became distracted by the Giants seen in the promise land, and because of all these factors their time spent in the Desert lasted for 40 years and some of them never made it to the promise land.
King Solomon, The wealthiest King ever in the beginning he had a right the heart of child, He says, "I am a little child. I do not know how to go out or come in." In other words, "I don't know how to conduct the affairs of office. I feel that I am not adequate to do the job that has been given to me." Solomon had success in everything he put his to do until distraction set in, and it was his ruin, His Distraction Was Women!


So we see from Biblical History The Three Evil D’s are very Powerful and they work, they will derail you from your destiny or slow you down from entering into your destiny.

Personal Commentary
If you become discouraged you seek to fullfill your desires yourself.
If you become distracted by the cares,or take your eyes of the vision it will not come to pass.
If you look at your surroundings you can become disappointed and think that you are not getting Gods’ Best.


Warnings
,
Luk 8:14 And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of [this] life, and bring no fruit to perfection. Luk 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with suffering, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and [so] that day come upon you unawares.
Mat 26:41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed [is] willing, but the flesh [is] weak.

Encouragement
Hebrews 10:35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath a great recompense of Reward.

Solutions
God declares I know the Plans I have for you plans to prosper you and bring you to an expected end, and that all things work together for good for those that are called according to his purpose.
*Paul says, Faith will keep your Confidence and to Glory in Your Circumstances"
*Faith comes by Hearing.*
Prayer based on Ephesians :
Christ may you through my Faith settle down and make my heart your permanent home, So I may be Strengthened and Reinforced with mighty Power in my inner man and personality by the Holy Spirit and Let me be rooted and grounded in Love. In Jesus Name, Amen

Conclusion:

I needed to Revived:
Psalm 85
Elements of Revival, Rejoicing and Restoration.
Definition of Revival: American Heritage Dictionary
To impart new, health, vigor or Spirit to.

I have experienced Restoration personally in my Marriage, and Regarding SALT the vision is slowly becomming revived! I have not given up working out at the gym however the struggle continues..

Size Doesnt Matter:
Even though our gather was not grand God was still there at the end of the evening as we began to share prayer requests, our guest says I would like to say something to one of your Ladies, You see Pammy one of our Special Interceeders has been struggling with some health issues and she had been sharing how the lesson had mentioned everything she had been going through, as it turns out so had the visitor, and she wanted to share how she could relate to everying Pammy had been experiencing right down to having to have her daughter take every where. They both had been experiencing distractions with health issues and dissapointments with not healing quickly enough. At the end of the evening I think everyone had been touched tears where shed, prayers were prayed, praises went up but most of SALT was poured out and Hearts were Healed!

AS WE SAY: if you have read this "YOU HAVE BEEN SALTED!"

1 Comment:

  1. Cherie L. Zack said...
    Awesome Word!!!!!
    Keep them coming! :o)

    Cherie

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