On Putting our Entire Trust in God [V]
The just man will not be anxious, whatever God allows to happen to him. (Proverbs 12:21) Even if a groundless accusation is laid against him, he will not greatly care. Nor will he be unduly elated if he is fairly acquitted by others, for he knows very well that it is I who examine both the heart and the senses, and do not judge according to outward appearances (John 7:24) For those things which men regard as commendable are often blameworthy in My sight.
–Thomas à Kempis –Imitation of Christ
“No-one who shall invoke this Mother of Grace, with devotion and perseverance, can possibly perish forever.”
–Saint John Eudes (1601-1680)
“The Apostle of Two Hearts”
“Truly we are passing through disastrous times, when we may well make our own, the lamentation of the Prophet: “There is no truth and there is no mercy and there is no knowledge of God in the land” (Hosea 4:1). Yet in the midst of this tide of evil, the Virgin Most Merciful rises before our eyes like a rainbow, as the arbiter of peace between God and man.”
–St Pope Pius X (1835-1914)
It is not possible ever to exhaust the mind of the Scriptures. It is a well that has no bottom.
–St. John Chrysostom
And from the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent bear it away (Matthew 11:12) DRB
You Hold the Keys
I will pursue after my enemies, and overtake them….they shall fall
under my feet. (Psalm 18:37-38) DRB
If you’ve been standing around wringing your hands and worrying about what the devil is doing, it’s time you made a switch. It’s time you put that devil under your feet!
Jesus has already given you all the power and authority you need to do it. He’s given you the keys of the kingdom. He’s promised you that whatever you declare locked on earth is locked in heaven and whatever you declare unlocked on earth is unlocked in the heavenlies (Matthew 16:19). That means you can speak the Word and bind wicked spirits. You can speak the Word and loose the angelic forces of God to work in your behalf.
What’s more, you’ve been given the power of attorney that enables you to use the mighty Name of Jesus. A Name that’s above every other name. A Name which will cause every knee to bow — in Heaven, in earth, and under the earth!
So don’t waste time worrying about the devil. Take authority over him. Bind the evil spirits that try to destroy your home, your church, and your nation. Loose God’s Word in the earth and enforce it with the Name of Jesus.
You hold the keys. Learn to use them and before long the devil will be wringing his hands worrying about you!