Most of us have heard the term Insider Trading before. We know it as a financial term. The working definition is the buying or selling of a security by someone who has access to material, nonpublic information about the security. I use the term insider trading all the time. My husband Derrick will tell you…I am relentless about it.
Because our words have creative power. Period. We were given that creative power by GOD, our Father. Genesis 1:26-27 GOD states that He made man in His own ‘image’ and ‘likeness’. To be just like Him. He gave us dominion over our environment and to be able to do our job, He gave us abilities like his own. Which means we should be able to:
Think like GOD
Reason like GOD
Plan like GOD
Complete like GOD
We have creative power. Psalm 115:16,“The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD’S: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.” But yet, we fail to realize our full potential.
How many of you…and you don’t have to admit this aloud. But how many of you start out your day like this:
Oh Lord, today I have to…I hate doing that.
Oh GOD, today is Monday. I hate Mondays and Mondays hate me.
Man, today I have to work with so-and-so…I hate working with her.
I have to take the car into the shop, they always over-charge me.
Ugh, I need to change the oil. That cap never comes off easy.
But wait, there’s more…
I can’t do this because…
This is always hard…
Every time I take one step forward…
The last time I tried to do this…
Ugh, I know it’s broken…
This is always so expensive…
The phone rings, before you even answer you’re thinking about what could be wrong…
Any of that sound familiar?
I know…we all do it. We fail to realize that not only do we have authority over our situation, but we are also feeding the devil with…Insider Information. We tell him right where to focus his attention. We let him know right where he can frustrate us.
We stand before him fully clothed in armor, but we point out the chinks. Imagine that. A soldier fully clothed in protective gear, but with bright red flashing signs that points out all of our vulnerable spots.
That’s basically what we do when we open our mouths.
Do you realize that the devil doesn’t create problems in your life? He only perverts and distorts. He is not a creator. He cannot create a situation. He can only pervert it. He can only distort it. He can only make it look worse than it really is.
Lucifer himself is a created being: Essentially the minster of music, but we make him equivalent to his creator. Ezekiel 28:13. Why do we do that? Why do we place him in such a place of authority? Let’s look at something. We need to differentiate him from GOD. We know that GOD is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent; the devil is …busy. He’s none of these.
We know that GOD is spirit. Revelation 19:6 says And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.
GOD is omnipotent. Omnipotent, in Greek means “All ruling” or Almighty. When we say GOD is Almighty (which we say often), we are standing firm in our belief that He has all power and all authority over His creations. And yes, Lucifer was created. Ezekiel 28 described him in all of his brilliance. But he was created. Understand that.
It says, “Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.”
GOD is omniscient…all by his lonesome. Omniscient means ‘perceiving all things’, having complete knowledge and understanding.
David had such an amazing revelation…such an amazing understanding of who GOD is.
He said “If I say, Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me, even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.” Psalms 139:11. He says earlier in Psalms , “GOD knows the secrets of our heart.” Psalms 44:21
Even Paul says in Hebrews 4:13, “Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.”
And lastly, GOD is omnipresent. He can be everywhere at the same time. David talks about this in Psalm 139: 7-10. David says, “Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.”
Now let’s talk about satan.
It says in Job 1:6-7:
One day the angels came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came with them. The Lord said to Satan, “Where have you come from?” Satan answered the Lord, “From roaming throughout the earth, going back and forth on it.”
He has to walk back and forth on earth. Scripture shows that he is not omnipotent. The devil is not equal to GOD and we have to stop imbibing him with our Creators powers. He’s not sitting up high, looking low. He doesn’t have a place of authority in our lives. He eavesdrops on us. Learning our weaknesses and our secret fears.
It shows us clearly twice in scripture that satan was fishing for information. Why? Because he did not know! In the very beginning he is skulking around the garden, looking for information. Let’s read Genesis 3:1-3
Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”
2 The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 3 but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’”
Do you see that? He had to ask Eve which tree was forbidden. She gave him insider information. Stop running your mouth to the devil.
Let’s go forward in scripture. Matthew 4:1-6
Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted[a] by the devil. 2 After fasting for forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 The tempter came to him and said, ‘If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.’
4 Jesus answered, ‘It is written: “Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.”[b]’
5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and set him on the highest point of the temple. 6 ‘If you are the Son of God,’ he said, ‘throw yourself down. For it is written:
‘“He will command his angels concerning you,
and they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.”
Did you catch that? If you are… If you are… He asked Jesus twice if He was the Son of GOD. Why? Because HE DIDN’T KNOW FOR SURE! He didn’t know.
Satan does not know everything! We have to confirm stuff for him. Stop being an informant!
Let’s go back about 30-40 years…do you guys remember the party line?
I grew up in the country and we shared a phone line with our neighbors. So, sometimes you would be on the phone and you would notice a disturbance in the line. Usually, if it was an honest person…they would announce themselves and say something like…”Oh I didn’t know somebody was already on the line.” Or maybe they tell you that they have an emergency ask to use the line.
But sometimes, you’d notice a hollowness to your call and would know that somebody was on the other line…listening to your conversation. That’s the devil. He listens to your conversation.
Let’s go back to Job. We all know the story of Job. He was tested by GOD…NOT!
He was not tested by GOD because GOD doesn’t need to test us. He was tested by satan. Satan wanted Job to curse GOD.
Understand that satan is angry at GOD. Andrew Wommack has an awesome teaching on this. He believes that Lucifer and other angels were sent to Earth to serve as a blessing to Adam and Eve. Hebrews 1:14 says, “Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?”
But when Lucifer got there he became angry and jealous with all that GOD gave them. Remember GOD gave man ALL authority on Earth. That we were to rule Earth. Complete and utter authority.
Who knows? Maybe Lucifer wanted to take GOD’s place here on Earth in the hearts of man. Isaiah 14:13 says, “For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north.”
He goes on to say, “I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.”
And until the return of Jesus, he has been trying to work his program. But then, of course, Jesus came and took that authority back. Jesus came and spoke unto them, saying, “All power is given unto Me in Heaven and on earth. GO ye…that power and authority was gifted back to us as our inheritance. Matthew 28:18-19
Let’s go to Job 1:5 Early in the morning he would sacrifice a burnt offering for each of them, thinking, “Perhaps my children have sinned and cursed God in their hearts.” This was Job’s regular custom. Job was operating out of a place of fear, not faith. The devil knew right where to attack him.
We have to be mindful of our words. We have to remember that we have creative power. We get so carried away with things that we have a tendency to rush through something and before we know it we have completely doomed our situation.
I was talking to a friend recently and they said they were talking with their doctor and the doctor made a comment about them having cancer. This person said, “No. I don’t have cancer. My uterus has cancer.” You know who you are. Thank you so much for breathing that powerful WORD into my life.
When she said that…I was really just blown away. We have to differentiate our statements. Now, we have to submit facts under truth and not the other way around.
The fact may be that we have an ailment, but the truth says ‘By His stripes we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5. That’s truth.
We have to learn to mimic GOD. GOD created all that we know with His words. Genesis says that In the beginning GOD created….Speak those things that are not, as if they were. Speak life. Speak positive. Death and life [are] in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. Proverbs 18:21
Before you start working on your car, say Lord I thank you that I have the mind of Christ. The words of Christ too, because sometimes we tend to mutter and say things we shouldn’t.
Before you start anything…speak the positive outcome, not the negative outcome.
When you wake up in the morning…speak life into your day. Talk about how you love Mondays…or Tuesdays…or Wednesdays…whatever day it is.
Say, Thank you Lord for that co-worker that normally works your nerves…pray for that person, speak positive about him/her.
Lord I thank you that you have given me supernatural wisdom and knowledge in all things.
Lord I thank you that you have given me the words to say.
Lord I thank you that all things work together for my good today. Start your day off right.
We need to be more like the Shunammite woman. I absolutely loved the story of Elisha and the Shunammite woman. 2Kings 4:8 tells the story.
Elisha travel through Shunem and whenever he was in the area he stayed with this wealthy woman. Her husband was older and she had no children. This was a woman who was content with her life. Elisha wanted to bless her, but she had no need for anything. So he told her that she would have a child, which it seemed, to be what her heart really desired.
The child grew and one day complained of his head hurting. His mother held him until he died. She took him to Elisha’s room and went to get him.
The husband asked her, ‘Why go to him now?’
“That’s all right,” she said. She held no conversation with her husband about the futility of the situation.
Elisha saw her coming and sent Gehazi, his servant to check on her, and again she said, “Everything is all right.” Never once did she speak the facts of what happened. Because the facts were that her child was dead. She pressed her way to the man of GOD and never once in that passage did she acknowledge the facts of the situation.
Her truth was…GOD knows my heart. He answered my unspoken prayers through his prophet Elisha. He will again answer my unspoken prayer through Elisha. She didn’t cry and lament when her child died. She didn’t cry and lament on her way to Elisha. She laid him in the bed of promise and petitioned the prophet directly.
That was Old Testament. We don’t have to petition our prophets. We don’t have to go searching for our pastor. We don’t have to lay before the Pope. Jesus gifted us back our authority.
We no longer petition. We proclaim.
We no longer beg. We decree.
Satan/Lucifier has no authority in our lives. Psalms 115:16 says, ‘The highest heavens belong to the Lord, but the earth he has given to mankind.’
Stop giving the devil insider information. We control the outcome of our day. Speak life and minimize the devils importance in your life. He should hold no importance. He should be of no significance.
Father GOD I thank you for your revelations. I thank you that as we go forth from this point on that we operate with all the authority and power that You originally intended. I thank you that the authority given to Adam and Eve manifest in our lives. That we speak with authority and creative intent. I thank you that we are conscious of our words and we walk with purpose in Your Son Jesus name. Amen.