{ Day 240 }

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Mike Bickle

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” —Isaiah 55:8-9

When God the Holy Spirit reveals the heart of God to the human spirit, it is the most exhilarating experience in this age and the age to come. It is the ultimate pleasure in created order. But that pleasure is not just for eternity; it’s for this age as well. He gives us tokens of that pleasure now. He wants to motivate us, empower us, and protect us by letting us experience those pleasures as a down payment for what’s coming. That strong pleasure turns to strong motivation. When the enemy comes to accuse God in my presence, I latch on to what I know to be true. I remind him, “It is written, ‘His heart rejoices, His tongue is glad.’ Even in my weakness, He is filled with joy when He looks at me.” The enemy tries to tell me I’m a hopeless hypocrite, that Christianity is not working for me, and that I am uniquely messed up compared to everybody else. These are the same old lies he tells everybody. I respond with what is written in the Word about His rejoicing heart and His glad tongue. I speak these words of God against the attack of the enemy and fill my heart and mind with truth.


Father, when Satan tries to intimidate me with his lies and accusations, help me to remember Your love and to hear Your voice speaking words of love and truth. Give me courage to confront the enemy with Your love for me and to send him packing.

God is the author of real pleasure. It springs
from His very personality.

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