This morning I was praying for someone very special to me. While I was praying, I was seeing that person on a bed chained down. However, he would sit up and the chains that held him down broke off. But, the enemy’s hand came upon him fast and pinned him back down on the bed. The chains were back on and the enemy started whispering lies to him.

I started to pray that angels would block those lies and that the Lord would put his hands on that person’s heart and beat it back to life. Then when he would wake-up and sit-up again, he would reach out to embrace the Lord who was waiting with open arms and unconditional love.

As I journaled afterwards, I started to draw what I saw and asked, “What keeps the enemy from getting a hand in there to pin him back down?”

I asked that because I was seeing a vicious cycle: sit-up, chains break, pinned back down, and repeat.

The word STUCK kept coming to mind.

Although I was praying for someone very specific, the answer was applicable to everyone.

When we sit up from sin, we must embrace the Lord and accept His open arms and love. We can’t be afraid that we have messed up too much. We can’t sit up, but still let those lies lay in our mind. If we do, the enemy just pushes our body back down in the bed of his beliefs.

If we….
1. Sit up from sin
2. Leave the lies on the pillow
3. Quickly cling to the embrace and love of the Lord…..

Then, the enemy’s hand cannot get to us. There is no room between the embrace we have with the Lord. We must cling to TRUTH and LOVE. The enemy’s hand cannot squeeze in between us to separate us from our father. He is not that strong.

James 1:13-15
13 When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; 14 but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. 15 Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.

Psalm 63:6-8
6
On my bed I remember you;
I think of you through the watches of the night.
7
Because you are my help,
I sing in the shadow of your wings.
8
I cling to you;
your right hand upholds me.

To God be the Glory

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