And he shall speak great words against The Most High, and shall wear out the saints of The Most High... ~ Daniel 7:25"Wear out the saints of The Most High" - Saints: that's us!
"Wear out" in the original Hebrew means to afflict mentally; wear out.
One of Satan's tactics is to mentally wear us out causing us to doubt God by speaking words against Him to us.
Remember, Satan is a spirit being. We do not see him nor audibly hear him. But, knowing that he whispers to our minds, and that one of his tactics is to wear us out mentally and to speak against our God to us, we know when faithless thoughts come to us, when doubts of God's breakthrough take hold of us, we know where it is coming from.
During my seven-year-wilderness, I can attest to the validity of this Scripture. Satan absolutely was wearing me out mentally. BIG TIME! To coin Joyce Meyer, my mind was a battlefield. Truly. One moment I would be firm in standing on God's Promises, then doubt (Satan's speaking against The Most High) rolled in like an unexpected wave, bowling me over. The onslaught in my mind was overwhelming at times.
Did you ever hear this joke:
"I love you."
Those continual "Mommies" were wearing out that mom. That's what Satan does to us. He non-verbally repeats and repeats in our inner ear with the expected outcome of wearing us out.
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. ~ Hosea 4:6We have to know the source that causes our minds to become battlefields. We must give credit where credit is due. They are not our own thoughts. How do I know that?
Because God Almighty tells us that we have the mind of Christ (II Corinthians 2:16). Jesus Christ does not waiver; He is not double-minded; He does not doubt His Father. He does not disbelieve His own Words.
And since that is Truth, then our thoughts have to be continually bombarded causing us to waiver and be double-minded.
My brothers and sisters, let us take authority over our minds commanding all that is not of the mind of Christ to leave. When we are in the thick of such a battle, sometimes we cannot muster up enough strength to do that. That's when we must reach out and ask for others to do so on our behalf. If you or someone you know needs such prayer, please let me know. I'd be happy to pray for you/them.
And I encourage you, if you have not already read Joyce Meyer's book entitled Battlefield of the Mind, I encourage you to do so. It can be life transforming.
As a matter of fact, if anyone wants the book - either for yourself or to give to someone else - I will gladly gift it to you. That's how important this subject is. Just let me know and I will get the book to you.
Father, in the All-powerful Name of Your Son, Jesus Christ, I ask you to energize any of Your children who are being worn down at this very moment. Please bring clarity to their minds. Cause them, oh GOD, to understand the schemes of Your enemy, and that his aim is to steal our faith and hope in You because he hates You and Your goodness so.
We stand together, Father, as one family, lifting each other up when we are so weary we think we will collapse. Thank You for holding onto us. Thank You for being True to Your Words. We magnify You, Most High GOD, above our thoughts, above our battles. We love You and thank You, for Your deliverance is at hand! Amen.Because of Him and Unto Him,