Voices! They’re all around me. Some are outside my head and some are inside my head but every one of them is powerful. Some more so than others. Those to whom I give emotional authority to, carry the degree of influence that I have attached to that voice based upon the value that I place upon them personally. Obviously Bonnie has a more powerful voice than the person who handed me my change at the checkout counter this morning. But both have power; power to encourage and power to discourage, power to strengthen and power to weaken. When I believe the voice, I give authority to the speaker! Whether it is true or false, when I believe it, I am allowing that voice to have power in my life. I will say that Bonnie’s voice carries more power than anyone else in my life, other than the Holy Spirit of course.
The enemy also has a voice that wants to speak inside my head. Jesus speaks of the devil in John 8:44…He was a murderer from the beginning. He has always hated the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, it is consistent with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies. If I really believe what the Bible says, why do I take seriously anything the enemy says about me, about you? I forget who it was that said, “When you believe the lie, you empower the liar!” why would I want to give the devil power in my life?
There is only one thing that destroys the power of a lie, truth! Go into any courtroom and there may be arguments back and forth as to what took place but one thing silences any lies. Substantiated truth. That is truth that can be proven. Jesus came, lived His life to prove His love for you, died and rose again to prove there is no power in sin and death, went to the Father to intercede for you and I, declaring His goodness over you and bringing you into right relationship with Father God. That is truth and nothing contrary to that should carry any influence in your life. Believe the truth and you destroy the power of the enemy!