Day 13

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A Warfare of Rest – Day 13 - Unholy Alliances

A few nights ago, I was visiting my dad.  When I left to go home, I attempted to lock the back door behind me, but try as I might I could not get it to close.  It would close part-way but not far enough to properly lock it.    It was dark and I’m not that familiar with the door, so I just kept pulling on it with greater and greater force until finally I was able to just barely squeeze the deadbolt shut. 

The next day I returned to pick something up and this time I went to the door in broad daylight.  As I tried to open it, I looked down and noticed a small area rug had become jammed along the bottom of the door.  Now I understood why I had been having such a hard time getting that door closed.

We can experience something similar when we are trying to close doors in our spiritual life.  No matter how much force we exert, we cannot seem to get them shut because the enemy has managed to insert something that is blocking them from fully closing.   And one of his door jambs of choice is something I call “unholy alliances.”

I tell you the truth, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. Matthew 18:18-20

There is a tremendous power in agreement. When we come into agreement with something and we speak it from our mouths, that thought or idea moves from the spiritual realm into establishment in the physical realm. The spiritual realm is filled constantly with words.  God is always speaking words of life, words of faith, words of hope, words of love, words of blessing.  But our enemy is always speaking too.

The enemy is the father of all lies, Jesus said, and he understands full well the power of agreement.  That’s why he mercilessly bombards our thoughts with lies. Just like he did to Jesus in the wilderness, he tries to get us to falter in our trust in the word of the Father – “Did God REALLY say that this was going to happen?   “You must be crazy to believe something like that.”

If we are not careful to resist the devil immediately and we allow these lies access to our hearts, not only do we open a door for unbelief, but we actually jam that door open by activating the power of agreement.  An unholy alliance is formed that then gives the enemy legal right to establish his throne of unbelief in that area of our life.

Rebecca, who is part of our Awaken Team, shared with us one morning how the Lord revealed to her that she had an unholy alliance operating in her life.  She had been in a car accident and had injured her back severely.  She was in a continual pain, not being able to sit down comfortably for more than a few hours at a time.  She of course went to see the doctor, who told her that there was nothing they could do for her and that she was going to be in this pain for the rest of her life.

The report from the doctor was true, with respect to the best of his natural medical knowledge, but at the same time it was not the truth because it did not take into account a higher law, the law of the Blood of Jesus and the healing that He had already purchased for Rebecca on the Cross.  Because Rebecca didn’t guard her heart, she came into agreement with the lie, “you will be in pain for the rest of your life”. 

“People would pray for me,” she explained, “and I would thank them but deep in my heart, because I had set my agreement with that lie, I didn’t actually think anything was going to change. And so it didn’t.”

But then one day in a conference, the Lord suddenly opened her eyes to see this lie and how her alignment with it was blocking her healing.  She repented, was prayed for and was instantly healed!

If we want not only to enter into God’s promised rest, but secure our place in this rest, we need to shut all the doors of entry for unbelief and break any unholy alliances that we have made with the enemy.  If this witnesses in your heart, then let’s pray this prayer together. “Lord, forgive me for not being more careful to guard myself against making agreements with the enemy. I want to break every unrighteous agreement that I have made with the enemy. Jesus, will You please shine the light of Your truth into every corner of my heart and expose any places where I have wrongly entered into unholy alliances. I want to set my agreement with You and Your Word alone.  By the power that is in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen!

On behalf of the Awaken Team

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