Jeremiah 29:11‬

​“For I know well the plans I have in mind for you — oracle of the Lord — plans for your welfare and not for woe, so as to give you a future of hope.”

We are the summation of all our thoughts.

What kind of thoughts went into the development of your mind, your attitude, and your emotions? What made you the way you are? Why do we think the way we do and react the way we do? Why do we get moody or emotional? Why are we touchy and so easily offended? Why are we so needy and attracted to the wrong people? What is wrong with us?

Jesus came to this earth to break the power of Satan and to restore us to a right relationship with God the Father. Jesus came to fix us, heal us, restore us, and save us.

1 John 3:8‬

​“Indeed, the Son of God was revealed to destroy the works of the devil.”

Jesus has triumphed over the enemy.

And because of Jesus, so have you. Jesus not only destroys the devil’s stronghold over us but gives us power over the enemy as well. This is mind-boggling to me. Jesus gave us his name and the power and authority that come with it. You just don’t know it yet. You have triumphed over the enemy. YOU!

Luke 10:19‬

​“Behold, I have given you the power ‘to tread upon serpents’ and scorpions and upon the full force of the enemy and nothing will harm you.”

Jesus gave them the Power of the Holy Spirit.

Jesus is speaking to the 72 disciples He sent out two by two, not just the 12 apostles.

He gave them power to tread upon serpents and scorpions and upon the FULL force of the enemy. He did this for them and he has done it for you.

Still don’t believe you have power over the enemy? Listen to what Jesus said to all of us believers.

Mark 16:17‬

​“These signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will drive out demons…”

Who is Jesus talking to?

Those who believe understand He is talking to you and me. If you are a believer, this is God’s plan for you. God has given you the power to use His name to drive out demons.

WHO? You! How do I know this? Jesus said, “These signs will accompany those who believe.” Jesus is talking about believers, not just Bishops, Cardinals, or priests. He is not talking about apostles, but everyday believers like you and me.

Where does this power come from? How do we get it? Through Jesus. All through Him. He won it for us by dying on the cross and then passed His authority and power on to us through the Holy Spirit who lives in us.

2 Corinthians 5:17-18‬

“So whoever is in Christ is a new creation: the old things have passed away; behold, new things have come. And all this is from God, who has reconciled us to himself through Christ.”

Make Jesus your stronghold!

A stronghold will not yield to our power but it must yield to the power of God in us.

Is Jesus your stronghold? Make Him your stronghold, your refuge. For He is our rock, our fortress and our deliverer from evil and all evil strongholds.

Your Thoughts are Killing You!

"Take Control of Your Mind and Close the Door to those Negative, Depressing, Fearful, Worrisome Thoughts Forever."

Do you struggle with thoughts of shame or guilt, feeling burdened, lost, and overwhelmed? Maybe you believe you are stuck in a pit and can’t get out, and even worse you believe you deserve to be there.

I understand, because I was once there too! I wrote my book “Your Thoughts are Killing You” in order to share this message—God wants the best for you, and He has the means to get you there!

​Psalm 18:1-3(4)‬

“I love you, Lord, my strength, Lord, my rock, my fortress, my deliverer, My God, my rock of refuge, my shield, my saving horn, my stronghold! Praised be the Lord, I exclaim! I have been delivered from my enemies.”

When Jesus died on the cross, he broke the power of Satan and every stronghold. Every stronghold you are experiencing has already been dealt with and will come down in the name of Jesus. You just have to know and believe it’s yours and watch God transform you.

Choose today to be made new in Christ Jesus.

Declare your allegiance out loud. WORDS are powerful and effective. God created the universe with a word. Jesus healed the centurion’s servant with just a word. Jesus is the Word.

Words are powerful and so are yours. God made them that way. Your words do a ton of damage to the kingdom of Satan when you profess Jesus as your Lord. The devil hates hearing that name and for this reason, goes to great lengths to get us to misuse it.

Romans 10:9–13

“For, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For one believes with the heart and so is justified, and one confesses with the mouth and so is saved. For the scripture says, ‘No one who believes in him will be put to shame.’ For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all, enriching all who call upon him. For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Prayer of Surrender

Today I surrender to You, Lord Jesus. I surrender to You because I trust You. I surrender all to You, my health, my family, my finances, my work, my relationships, my successes, and failures. I release it all to You. I surrender to You, Lord, my fears, my insecurities, the past, the present, and the future. I belong to You.