I have been in such a battle, a warfare, the fight of my life and that for my children, that there has been days I couldn’t even pray, I haven’t studied any scripture, I couldn’t for the wounds, the pain, the scars. I had been lied to, lied on, cheated, mistreated, talked about, straight up done wrong, used and abused. Found out that can’t no body break you down like another child of God, you never thought you needed to be on guard in the house of God, in your house, among your own sisters and brothers. But often times, our enemy is in the house, dancing, singing and shouting, and soon as the music stop, they go right back to where they left off: lying, cheating, hurting, manipulating, deceiving...they may have broken you, but you were not destroyed. You can say that it made you stronger, wiser, and better. They taught you well how the enemy operates when he is close to you. His assignment is to kill, steal and to destroy you. But there comes a time when you must fight back, not taking matters physically into your own hands, but getting on your knees in your battle position and engaging in warfare. You know you are a target for destruction when you are in the middle of a trial and you can’t put your pain into words, you find yourself travailing in tears all the time. You might be broken, but who, exactly, is doing the breaking? God or satan? God will break you down, cause you are a rebel, you stubborn, hardheaded and won’t obey. I had to learn this lesson the hard painful way, because I just wouldn’t listen and let go! There is a pressure in the body of Christ, there is also a need to rise up in the body of Christ. Because you belong to Him, think about all He allowed you to escape from...it’s time to stop acting like a car skidding out of control on an icy road and let the word change you. Traps, snake pits, lion dens, haters clubs–got through it all. The users, losers and abusers, but this last test...just you thinking you’re defeated, deserted, depressed, delirious...but realize now, satan ain’t running nothing but his mouth. Rebuke him, plead the blood of Jesus cause you are accepted In the Beloved.