Mind control, it is the weapon of choice for our enemy the devil. It is truly psychological warfare we are in, that is why it is so hard for people to win this war. It is truly a battle for your mind, your soul, your thoughts. If the enemy can convince you of something, he can control you. His whole strategy from Genesis to today is to control the minds of people. It is called deception, false teachings, false prophets, half-truths, lies, strongholds, no matter the name it takes on, the goal is the same to control the way you think, so the enemy can control what you do. It’s actually a very simple and very ancient strategy, but it works generation after generation, that is why it is still employed to this day.
Psalm 3:1-3 says, “O LORD, how my adversaries have increased! Many are rising up against me. Many are saying of my soul, “There is no deliverance for him in God.” Selah. But You, O LORD, are a shield about me, My glory, and the One who lifts my head.”
Same adversary David dealt with is the same one we are dealing with. The enemy told David, “There is no deliverance for you in God.” In other words, God is not going to help you, you are all alone to deal with this, you must fight this battle by yourself, if God was going to help you, you would have been healed by now, your marriage would have been restored, you would not be in debt, you would not have lost that job. You name it, the enemy is going to blame God for it. From the simple to the complex, the enemy will always accuse God for not delivering you, for not delivering me. It’s an ancient accusation, it is the adversaries way of controlling our mind and then getting us to act independently, to isolate, and to self-destruct.
But, we are not FATHERLESS, we have a Father in heaven, and we say hallowed be Your name, Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. He has not left us alone in this psychological war, His word is stll the truth, His promises to you are still going to come to pass, it is still a season of Jubilee, we are not FATHERLESS. It is time to join David and declare, You are a shield about me, You are my glory, You are the lifter of my head. This war is hard because it is psychological, but it is not going to have the final word, for our FATHER, is coming to our rescue!!!