Anyone who isn’t with me opposes me, and anyone who isn’t working with me is actually working against me. – Luke 11:23 NLT
God knows us, intimately! God told the prophet Jeremiah, “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart….” (Jeremiah 1:5) The Psalmist tells us, “For You formed my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb.” (Psalm 139:13) The Prophet Isaiah received a vision from the Lord, and He said, “Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, who formed you from the womb: “I am the LORD, who made all things, who alone stretched out the heavens, who spread out the earth by myself. (Isaiah 44:24) The Pattern is clear; the CREATOR knows HIS CREATION. God knows that the enemy’s #1 Weapon formed against us is CONFUSION. If the enemy can keep us confused, then he can render us ineffective to God. When we are confused, we don’t STEP OUT, we won’t SPEAK UP, we refuse to ACT UP! In the fear of the LORD one has strong confidence, for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. (Proverbs 14:26a, 2 Timothy 1:7)
Leader, we must learn from the Father. God always gives us 2 options, not 3, or 4- not many, He gave us 2. His will or our way, life or death, blessing or curse, broad or narrow road, easy or hard path, sheep or goat, God’s Team or the other team. Keep It Simple Soldier: there are only 2 TEAMS. There are not multiple teams, there is GOD’S TEAM and the other team- it is NOT complicated, DO NOT let the wiles of the enemy confuse you. Ephesians 6:11 warns us to beware of the WILES of the devil. Again, the NUMBER 1 weapon the enemy uses against us is confusion! This is why KISS is a great acronym to remember that CONFUSION is a toxic poison, a hindrance that keeps us from our potential; both temporally and eternally. Keep It Simple Soldier is what KISS is all about. When Jesus walked incarnate on planet Earth, He too discussed the 2 different teams. “You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” (John 8:44) Jesus told us that there are 2 Fathers, 2 Kingdoms, 2 Teams: God’s Team and the World’s Team.
Conduit, it is time to choose! No one can be on both teams; you can no longer have one foot in each Kingdom. My friend Michael Bushilla put it this way: Here are the earmarks of the kingdom of darkness. He says to be aware of Manipulation, Domination, Imprisonment, and Fear based environments. If it walks like a duck, and it quacks like a duck, IT IS A DUCK! When you see these operating in ANY situation you are in, or a part of, or experiencing, then it is Satan, the king of darkness, who is pulling the strings. This applies to religion, churches, denominations, governments, businesses, even families etc. If you see these operating and your apart of it then it’s time to exit. Here are the earmarks of the kingdom of light operating: Free Will, Respect and Trust, Freedom, and Unconditional Love. When you see these operating in ANY situation you are in, or a part of, or experiencing, then it is God the Father the KING OF LIGHT, who is behind it. These are the foundational basics to live your life by. “This is the message [of God’s promised revelation] which we have heard from Him and now announce to you, that God is Light [He is holy, His message is truthful, He is perfect in righteousness], and in Him there is no darkness at all [no sin, no wickedness, no imperfection]. “ (1 John 1:5) I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live. (Deuteronomy 33:19) It is time to CHOOSE! Choose well!