A while back, one of the ladies in my church shared a dream she had. It was vivid and very instructive. She was in what looked like a war prison camp with a lot of other captives. The guards were demons. It was an awful dark and cruel place. And there was this heavy atmosphere of fear, depression, anxiety, hatred, and extreme loneliness even though there were a lot of people there.
And as she was walking around the camp, she noticed a lit bulletin board on a wall with various announcements pinned on it. One caught her eye. It was a notice thanking all the volunteers that were there in the camp. Then it struck her.
“I’m a volunteer in Satan’s prison camp.”
Then she woke up.
And we should wake up too.
The point of the dream was that she should not be a volunteer anymore. No longer empowering Satan’s lies about how she sees herself and the world around her.
And that should also be instructive to you and me.
Kris Vallotton said this in his book, “The Supernatural Ways of Royalty“…
“When we spend our time playing by the devil’s rules, it’s because we believe the wrong things. The devil gives us names that disempower us; he is the accuser, and he often uses other people to propagate his alias identities over us. And we respond to our environment according to the way we see ourselves and we will always act out of who we believe we are…this is why it’s important that we live by our God-given names and not by names that tie us to our bondage.”
Jesus said something profound in Matthew 28:18. He said that all authority in heaven and on earth was given to Him. So who has no authority in heaven or on the earth?
Yes, that means that Satan has no authority.
Jesus also said to His disciples that He had given them all authority to trample over all the power of Satan and his kingdom (Lk.10:19).
Then Jesus told them to tell us the same thing He told them (Mt.28:20).
So if Satan has no authority, how does he get it on the earth?
We give it to him.
We empower him in our lives by our agreement with his lies. For he cannot rule without our consent.
We give it to him when we make him bigger and more powerful in our lives than God, and who God says we are in Him.
We empower Satan by our fear. Fear of the supernatural miracle power of God that should be working in and through us, denying it because it could be from the devil.
We empower him by seeing ourselves as weaker and smaller than him, even though we are actually seated in heavenly places in Christ, far above all principalities and power (Eph.1:20-23; 2:5-6).
We give it to him by identifying ourselves by our “alias identities” that disempower us and tie us to our bondage, instead of by our God-given names that tie us to Him.
Beloved of God and royal heir of His eternal Kingdom, don’t be a volunteer in Satan’s prison camp. He has NO power that you don’t give him. Break your agreement with his lies today. At first, it may take pure faith. The lies will still feel real, they have make deep impressions in who we think we are…but they are lies. Just determine, from this point forward, to believe God no matter how you feel about it or what it looks like.
Reality follows faith. Faith in what God says brings us into freedom. Our doubts and fears are the result of having faith in other things.
Don’t let his lies, whether they come from him or from people you know and even love, identify who you are.
It was for FREEDOM that Christ has set you free (Gal.5:1). Do you believe this? Then get free! Don’t empower anything that Christ has disempowered on the Cross.
- Identity theft (melwild.wordpress.com)