“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.”
We have heard it said over and over again that the devil “comes only to steal and kill and destroy” but it is important for us to know that he doesn’t only come to rob us of our tangible possessions but also those things that are intangible, like our promises.
When non-believers in Corinth tried to convince the believers there against their faith, arguing that there was no resurrection and that Christ had not been risen from the dead, Paul reassured them that He was surely risen and then instructed them to be steadfast and immovable. In the same way, the enemy will try to come in and convince us against what God has spoken to us, even going as far as to whisper things that are completely contrary to what the Lord has said, thus causing confusion and doubt.
In Isaiah 55:11 God said, “So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” The best thing we can do when we find ourselves caught between the devil’s lies and God’s truth is stand on and believe the last thing God spoke to us. Our heavenly Father is not confused and He does not change His mind regarding the things He speaks into our spirits so if what we’re hearing today doesn’t line up with what was deposited into our spirit yesterday, we have to be unwavering, resting in the confidence that our faith not for naught.