Pastor Dwain Faith

Remember that negative things (Evil) only come for a short time. 

As bad as it might get, trouble is always short lived.   

So much so is this true that the Bible calls the season of increased trouble a “day”. 

Ephesians 6: 13  Therefore, take up the full armor of God, that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.

You can see here that to the Ephesians, whose challenges were much greater than ours, Paul encourages them that evil won’t last.  Essentially you need to keep in your mind and in your frame of reference, you will outlast evil.  You will outlast trouble.  You will outlast negative circumstances.  Your faith will get you THROUGH.  One place you don’t want to camp is in the middle of trouble.  When you are going through trouble, don’t stop! 

Herein Paul also shows us that everyday is not equal in trouble.  Some days are just rosey and there’s no trouble at all, then all at once there is a shift and trouble is upon us.  Trouble from the demonic realm often comes because Satan has noted something that makes us vulnerable has just / or is just now occurring.  Satan came to Jesus at the end of 40 days of fasting.  He came when Jesus was vulnerable.  When he left, it’s recorded that he left until a more opportune time.  We too need to watch for this.  If we have a vulnerability or sensitivity, when that button get pushed, we need to be ready for a tempting or testing from the realm of darkness.  If we prevail through the short period, we’ll be promoted. 

Luke 4: 13  And when the devil had finished every temptation, he departed from Him until an opportune time.