11th Day : Where do we go?
Hello to all cybernauts!
It is a pleasure to be here with you.
And the question for today is: “Where do we go?”
We are already on the 11th day of the Fast, and you still are asking: “Where do I go?” Or you hear voices of people saying: “If you search for the Holy Spirit, it might be the spirit of deceit… How are you going to prove that it’s true?”
My cybernaut friend, you are invited to “immerse” yourself in what is written here, in the book of Deuteronomy, chapter 1, verse 28:
“Where can we go? Our brothers have made out hearts melt in fear. They say, ‘The people are stronger and taller than we are; the cities are large, with walls up to the sky. We even as the Anakites there.’ Then I said to you, “Do not be terrified; do not be afraid of them. The Lord your God who is going before you, will fight for you, as he did for you in Egypt, before your very eyes, and in the wilderness. There you saw how the Lord your God carried you, as a father carries his son, all the way you went until you reached this place.”
Pay very close attention! You don’t have to ask how it’s going to be…
“But Viviane… But there have been people that have been tricked with that spirit of deceit…”
“Our brothers have made out hearts melt in fear…”
Are you afraid of what is going to be said? And of whom? Who are the people that talk about this spirit of deceit? Who are they? Is it someone of God?
I have never read in the Bible Jesus say: “There is a spirit of deceit, be careful for when you receive the Holy Spirit, that it’s not the spirit of deceit!” I never “heard” Jesus speak of this… But He did speak of the hypocrites, they are the ones who deceive.
The spirit of deceit deceives those who like to deceive others! When you are not truthful, you have “small talk” with God and you aren’t sincere…. You are truly inviting that spirit of deceit. But if you are being sincere, why fear? What fear do you have? What is the motive for your fear? “Fear that the Holy Spirit is so big, and you are so small… so flawed, insignificant, full of sin, dirty… How is the Holy Spirit going to receive me?”
Cybernaut, Jesus did not come for the saints! He came for the sick, for those who are in need. He came to my life because I noticed that I needed. Do you know what happened? The difference is the following: I did not look at what others are going to say, about the spirit of deceit… I look at what I believe!
“Then I said to you…” (Deuteronomy 1:29)
Because there are people that would tell me what was wrong, what could happen, of the obstacles, and the conditions… But someone who is imbued with the certainty that only comes from “high”, that comes from God, they don’t speak about the spirit that misleads, but says the following:
“Do not be terrified; do not be afraid of them. The Lord your God who is going before you, will fight for you” (Deuteronomy 1: 29-30)
The words of those who are possessed by God, are His Words. The words of one who is possessed by the devil, that is, of those who aren’t in vigil, transmit the circumstances, proposals of the devil. They are his messenger.
And you, who are you going to be? Are you going to listen the devil or God? You have to choose! We are in the middle of the 21 day Fast, where you have to abstain from everything, to hear the voice of the devil? I ask you, “What is your goal?” To hear what others are going to say? Someone who no honor in their word, personality, or in relation to whatever it may be? Let’s dot our i’s for a second; clear things up a bit. The problem isn’t even the person… It is you who are listening to them! You are looking at the circumstances!
I remember that there were several times, like I said yesterday, where I felt insignificant before God during the Campaign of Israel and what did I do? I said to God: “Hey God! No matter what others are saying around me, to what I am feeling…. even what I think of myself. I don’t care anymore about all that is being said and what I am hearing right now! What matters to me is what the Lord promised!”
Cybernaut, when I speak like this, I am being bold and even feeling hatred for what I was feeling! I spoke boldly because I believed in what Jesus promised and what God promised! If you have belief in yourself, so that means there isn’t that conflict that has lingered all these years inside of you! You have to put an end to that! Who are you going to believe! The voice of the devil, or the voice of God? If it is the voice of God, then you are going to defend It, you are going to demand, and you are going to persevere in His voice! You will not continue to give ears to the devil’s voice. So don’t be afraid! Look forward! Look to what the Holy Spirit has planned for you. He wants to fill you with His Spirit. He wants to take you as His bride, He wants to meet you and want’s to the extraordinary! And all the devil wants to do is call your attention to all your weaknesses. But when there is a belief, you aren’t weak. You turn into a “bull” for that which you want to achieve! Give it you all, everything! Don’t have any restrictions, fear, but give all that you are, and do not fear anyone! Be sincere before God: “Look God, it’s like “this and this and this”. Because when you want to defend your faith, the very thing you want to achieve.
That is what it means to value yourself! This is what pleases God! It call His attention!
You want to use intelligent faith? Then THINK!
Look at your situation; at how you find yourself, see it as it is, all the ups and downs… put yourself in your place! Put what God promised you. That is what you should safe-guard. That is why God, in His word, is always “telling” you to save, to remember what He has done in the past, in “Egypt”, where He took you from… that’s why He’s always telling you, so that you do it. Because the devil comes with his “ideas”, to distract your attention.
Look forward! You have to go through the way of sacrifice.
What does it mean to sacrifice? It is to hear a voice that you don’t see… sometimes you don’t even see God responding to your prayers, but believe!
There have been times where I myself have prayed, spoke to God, and I did not have an immediate response. The response came with my attitude of belief, where I had a certainty within me! He was the one that put it there!
Cybernaut, do your part. When you have done so, God will do His!
It is important to participate. I would like to know what is happening with you who read this post. Am I the only one that is going to write? You aren’t going to write anything? You are “in debt” with me! You have to “pay” with your life, you have speak and be sincere in order for me to help you. I am here for that!
Leave your comment below.
A big hug for you all. Tomorrow we will be back!
7th January 2016 at 7:54
Good day Mrs Viviane, I was going through a difficult moment in my spiritual life and I am taking part in the Fast of Daniel because I do not accept to be like this. While reading the post I came across ” Look forward! You have to go through the way of sacrifice.
What does it mean to sacrifice? It is to hear a voice that you don’t see… sometimes you don’t even see God responding to your prayers, but believe!”
Although I have heard it before, now it makes clear sense to me, now I see my mistake and what I must do from now on.
Thank you Mrs Viviane for sharing and may God bless you more and more
5th October 2015 at 23:10
I have really loved these 21 days series… They have been so helpful! I could really relate to this post because from time to time the devil really does try to magnify my flaws/weaknesses in order to discourage me but like you were saying its up to me to defend myself/my faith.
Thank you for sharing x
5th October 2015 at 20:03
Dear Mrs Vivi
Thank you for this post. Even though i am only reading it now, I needed it. The Holy Spirit has told me what is needed to be done.