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Compiled by: Teresa Seputis ts@godspeak.net http://www.godspeak.net

God Speaks To Us Through The Prophetic

Lesson 5
Overcoming Enemy Strategies Against You

Compiled By Teresa Seputis

As you begin to grow and mature in the Lord, as you are transformed into His likeness, you begin to become a threat to the enemy. You begin to do what God is doing, and you begin to build up God's kingdom. Satan does not like that because he loses ground as God's kingdom advances. So he devises some strategies that are designed to make you ineffective. God exposes these strategies and gives you counter-strategies against it. Here is a little of what God has to say on that subject.


Child of Mine, do not loose heart. Know that I am with you in all things, and I will cause My glory to burst forth in each of your situations. I know the testing of your faith is not always easy, and I know that it is difficult for you to be in the refiner's fire. But My desire for you is that you come forth as pure gold. Do not become discouraged and do not loose heart.

Joseph became discouraged in prison, as I prepared a humility in him that would allow Me to thrust him into a place of prominence in national politics. He looked to his surroundings and not to My overall plans, and his heart was heavy and his walk was more difficult than it had to be. He placed his hope in a man, in the chief butler of Pharaoh's courts. He expected that the chief butler would rescue him from prison because of the anointing and accuracy with which he interpreted his dream. But the chief butler was wrapped up in his own affairs and ambitions and quickly forgot his promise to Joseph.

If you put you hopes in man, you will be disappointed, even as Joseph was disappointed. Rather, keep your eyes and your vision and your expectations upon Me. For I am faithful to fulfill the promises that I have made unto you. And no matter what the circumstances look like, I am able to work My glory in them, and to make you come forth into the calling and anointing that I have given you. Do not fret because of circumstances. Do not fret because man lets you down, or because man does not recognize your calling and anointing. Rather place your hope in Me, place your trust in Me and watch how I will turn your situation around and work My glory in the midst of it.

I am able and I will work on your behalf in My perfect timing. Trust in Me and know that My plans for you are are good, that they will bring about ultimate joy and victory and that I will glorify My name through you. I am able to work all things to My glory, and I will work on your behalf. Fret not. Be not discouraged. Only trust in Me and I will bring it to pass.


One of the strategies that the enemy is unleashing against My people is the strategy of busyness. It is the enemy's desire to overload and overwhelm My people so that they are unable to draw into intimacy with Me, and so that they are unable to do with Me what I am doing. There is another strategy the enemy is unleashing.. the strategy of wearing out My people with tiredness/exhaustion so that when the do draw near to Me, they are too tired to spend quality time with Me.

Child, you must guard against busyness taking My place in your life. There is indeed work and tasks that you must perform each day, that is a part of living in this world. But you must not allow your tasks to rule you and to take away My place in your life. Instead, come to Me and invite Me to orchestrate your day. Allow Me to show you what the priorities are for each day, and what order to do things in. Look to Me to become involved with you in your daily tasks. Ask Me to bring My presence and My glory in to them. Have you not read how I was with Joseph and prospered all that he did? Invite Me into your daily activity, seek to do each task as unto Me. And watch what I will do with you and through you. Do not allow busyness to keep you from Me. Instead invite My lordship into your busyness and watch how I will bring My order into it. Child, I desire to teach you to work smarter and with greater efficiency. I desire to put My anointing on all that you do. And as you do all things "as unto Me", I desire to make you capable to do them well. I desire to help you and to empower you in your everyday tasks every bit as much as I desire to empower you for the great tasks of advancing My kingdom.

Child, I want the first fruit of your time. Do not set aside for Me only "leftover" time at the end of the day when you are tired and exhausted. Give Me quality time when you are able to participate fully with Me. Make Me your priority and I will begin to lead and guide you more clearly and in more detail. Make Me your priority and invite Me to orchestrate your day. For it is My heart and My desire to give you victory over the enemy's strategy of busyness. And it is My heart and My desire to refresh you and to draw you into new depths of intimacy with Me. My plans for you are good, child of Mine. Do not allow busyness to push you away from them.

Repeated "Failures"

I have been waiting for you. You have managed to separate yourself from Me again, even after I told you not to do so. The torment you have put yourself through was totally unnecessary. Yes, child, this is a rebuke, but one that is full of love. My sweetness and My acceptance is dripping from it onto you, and I am breaking off the enemy mind set that has held you captive these past days when you have felt separated and alienated from Me. Child, I heard you crying out for help, but you did not run to Me.

It is like a toddler standing in the rain and crying because it is wet and because the rain keeps hitting it, when only three feet away is a ledge overhanging a dry area. The child's parents are standing in the ledge and calling for it to come to them. The parents love the child and are trying to teach it, which is why they are calling to it instead of going and getting it. You have been standing in the rain and crying, like that child. I have called to you and am teaching you to come in from under that rain into My protective ledge where you will be dry and safe.

The enemy has strategies against you. Rather that rescue you each time, over and over again, from that same strategy; I am teaching you how to stop being venerable to that strategy. The lesson can be painful and slow at times, but once you have learned it, the enemy's power over you in that area is broken and you are able to better walk with Me in My authority. This is why I have allowed these circumstances in your life. They were not a punishment and I was not angry or displeased with you. I have been teaching you how to overcome them, so that the enemy of you soul will have no more power over you in that area.

For it is My desire for you to walk in victory in and in My authority. I have called you to be an overcomer. I have called you to be a partaker of My kingdom authority and to do with Me what I am doing on this earth. I have given you a measure of My power and of My anointing and I am teaching you how to use it. So it is necessary to give you lessons in overcoming. It is necessary to expose wrong thinking patterns and wrong mind sets that I might correct them. For indeed, I want to change the way you think and act in every area of your being, that it might line up more fully with how I think and act. Child, I am about working My nature and My character in you. I am delighted with the work I have already done in you, but child, I have even more transformation work that I desire to do within you. This next season I am teaching you to be an overcomer, to be one who the enemy cannot torment, one who the enemy cannot prevail against.

Rise up in My strength, clothe yourself in My power and authority. Break off the mind set of condemnation and embrace the truth of My word. I have said that there is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. Child you are very much in Christ, therefore you do not stand condemned. Yet you listen to the enemy's voice of condemnation. You make a mistake or you exercise bad judgment in some little area. Then the enemy comes along and tells you that I am angry with you when I am not. He is trying to get you to separate yourself from Me. Who are you going to believe? Are you going to believe the liar? Or are you going to stand on My truth?

Child, when you have "blown it" and you feel distant from Me and the voice of condemnation comes at you.. that is the time to run to Me and to embrace the forgiveness and cleansing that Jesus purchased for you on Calvary. It is there for you, forever available for you. Through the blood of Jesus, you stand before Me holy and pure and acceptable in My sight. So do not listen to the voice of condemnation that tells you that you are separated from Me. Rather run to Me, embrace My ways, allow Me to change your thinking and your behavior to better line up with My own. For it is My desire to work My glory in your life and to work through you mightily. I have not forsaken you.. I will never forsake you.

Child, in all things I am with you and I am for you and I will cause My glory to come into each of your circumstances.

Fear Of God's Refinement Process

My children, know this with absolute assuredness. I am with you and I am for you. My strategies and My desire for you is good.

The enemy has been coming along and whispering in the ears of My people that My plans for My children are not good plans, that they will be a source of hardship and not a source of delight. Children, is time to stop listening to that voice, for the enemy of your souls is a liar and his desire is to destroy you.

Know this, you are carefully made in accordance with My plans for you and with My call on your life. I have created you to feel most fulfilled and most satisfied when you are doing the very things I created you to do.

The enemy has come along with a "me" perspective, where each individual feels they have to watch out for their own self and for their rights and for their own good. But I say to you, that I am much more capable than you are of watching over you for good, of protecting you and taking care of you.

Do you fear My refiner's fire so much that you run away from Me? The purpose of My fire is to get rid of those things that hold you back and to release you into the center of My plans and purposes for you. It is in that place that your joy will be full. I refine that there might be more room to receive My glory, for I desire to pour My glory into you. I desire to fill you and to radiate My presence from you. I desire to cause My anointing to flow through you and to cause you to walk in My victory and in My overcoming power. That is My plan for you. It is a good plan, and your joy will be full as you participate in it with Me.

My child, allow Me to remove the obstacles from you that keep you from going with Me. Allow Me to remove the cancerous growths that work death, not life, within your innermost being. Allow Me to transform your desires and build My character within you, for you are to be a reflection of My character and of My glory.

For I have created you to be a vessel of My glory. I have plans and a purpose for you, real kingdom work that I have created you to do. And you will find satisfaction and fulfillment in doing with Me the things that I have created you to do. Your cup will run over and your joy will be full. And that is My desire for you... fullness of joy, satisfaction and the ability to walk with Me in My victory. Child of mine, My plans for you are very good. And I a powerful God who is well able to accomplish these in your life. So choose My ways and watch My glory come into your situation! For I am with you and My desire for you is good.

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