The Devil is keyed up to rob you of your inheritance. Get wise. Get going. Get God!

Psalm 78:41 – 43, show us a sad feature of the people of God. This is what it says…Yea, they turned back and tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Israel. They remembered not his hand, nor the day when he delivered them from the enemy. How he had wrought his signs in Egypt, and his wonders in the field of Zoan:

There were three powerful premises that came out of the hearts of the Israelites on that awesome day. The first thing they did, was to turn back. Then they tempted God. This just means that they tested Him. They kind of pushed His hand. And the third terrible thing they did was they limited Him.

So, it is true that men can limit God.

This simply means that we can tie down God and frustrate Him to not carry out His works in our midst. Whoa!

We can change our thinking to limit God. In Proverbs 23:7 we read of the enormous capability of the human mind. Here it is, “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he…”. Our thinking can limit God and exasperate His mighty works towards us.

Here is a living example in Numbers 13: 32, 33. The spies that came back brought a ‘wicked’ report.

The Bible says, “And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched unto the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature. And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight”.

That night this report affected the whole congregation. They lifted up their voice and they cried, and wept. (Numbers 14).

What happened? Their entire concept of who God was to them had changed overnight. Now God had not changed! They changed. They forgot how they came out of Egypt. They forgot how the Red Sea parted and Pharaoh’s army perished. They forgot how God sustained them with water and food in the wilderness.

In reality they made God to look so small in their minds. He was like the God of the ‘Grasshopper people’.

So, God had them turn around and walk for forty years before they were prepared again. This is very disheartening.

But we must know the strategies of the enemy. This is what the enemy does. This is how he works. This is how he makes you see things in a different light.

Here’s something I would like to share with you from my heart. Your relationship with God is determined by your perception of who God is to you. When His Presence to you becomes casual and ‘a matter of fact’, then God becomes small in your eyes, and everything else you see, especially the enemy will become bigger than they really are.

We are in a spiritual war beloved. The battle with the enemy is real. And so are his seductions and techniques. And the Devil will use these tools again and again. Will we ever learn?

Our concept of God should be based thus.

Exodus 15:3 says, The Lord is a man of war: the Lord is his name. again in Exodus 17:15, the Bible tells us…And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovahnissi: For he said, Because the Lord hath sworn that the Lord will have war with Amalek from generation to generation. Jehovah Nissi, mean Banner. The Lord is our banner and will fight for us. The Amalekites were hybrid beings that were giants and cannibalistic in nature. But God was Israel’s banner. Now in a war the banners are always right in front. That means the Lord was right in front of the battle against the enemy.

This shows me that God is our ready Captain, and as we keep our eyes on Him, as we watch Him, as we follow Him, as we acknowledge Him…He will bring us the victory in every battle you and I have.

One of the greatest weapons we have with us is humility. What? Yes humility!

In Rev 3: 17 onwards, Jesus speaks to the last day church…Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

Then Jesus goes on to say further…As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten…be zealous therefore, and repent.

Whoa! Repent! For what? Repent for pride and self-reliance.

Humility is the key to hold every weapon in your hand and make it powerful in His Kingdom. Look at this…2 Chronicles 7:14, our God speaks and talks about humility again. “If my people would humble themselves…”. The result will be that we can be sufficiently equipped as vessels of power and authority, fully capable of turning back Satan’s invading forces.

Humility plays a positive role in creating effective prayer warriors. Humility forbids false pride and persuades man of his need for preserving and redeeming grace.

This is the strategy of the Devil, to blind the Christian so that he limits the power of God and makes Him ineffective.

Get up man! And be the kind of people who can have the guts to take on the giants and possess the promises of God in your lifetime!