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Are you properly dressed to do spiritual battle? Today on Enjoying Everyday Life, Joyce Meyer teaches on the importance of our words and how to fight the enemy and win by speaking the Word of God.

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I do what I do because I seen god’s power, transform my own life, and he will do it for you.
The key to everything is found in god worry.
I’m Joyce Meyer, and I believe that god can heal you everywhere you hurt.
The Bible talks about wearing your shoes of peace.
You wanna do some high powered spiritual warfare.
You just enter the rest of god and stay in peace when the devil’s trying to stir a bunch of stuff up.
My morning was so crazy. I finally started laughing about it.
And the enemy was trying to frustrate me.
He was trying to get me start up inside because I’m much better if I get over here in peace.
Try to stay in peace.
If you’re waiting for a parking place that somebody sneaks in and steals it, bless you.
Don’t let them ruin your day just because they were being stupid.
Come on. Are you with me?
Do you you know how hard it is to stay in peace just one day?
Let me just one day.
And just come on, listen, just because somebody else is acting like a jerk, that don’t mean you get to.
You know why?
Because you belong to your father in heaven, and he expects more out of you.
Wheel the 2 edged sword, ephesians 6 says, and that sword is the word of god.
You use it.
You use the word against the enemy at your greatest weapon against him, and then it says cover everything with prayer.
All kinds of prayer. Pray everywhere at all times in the spirit.
For everybody, pray. Cover people with prayer. I love that idea.
I like to pray and say, I cover my children with prayer today. Put a covering over them.
Love covers a multitude of sins.
That means that, when somebody sends you to forgive them, you don’t you don’t even have to mention what they did.
You know, I used to be kind of bad.
Like, I I might pick Dave’s socks up, but I wanted him to know he left him in the floor.
I want him to know how good I was being.
And then god said, why don’t you just do that keep your mouth shut.
Well, you know, that’s I mean, he always wants more. God always wants a little bit more.
And then stay in faith all the time from face to face to face to face to face, not from face to doubt and unbelief to a little more faith.
Let’s just Stay in faith. Well, I try I trust you god. I trust you.
I trust you. We could say that a hundred times a day and it wouldn’t hurt us.
I trust you, lord. 2nd Corinthians 4th 13th says it is written.
I believed, therefore, I have spoken Since we have that same spirit of faith, we also believe and we also speak.
Now You know, what we say is very important that I I didn’t get around to reading these scriptures last night, but, you know, In Isaiah 53, it says like a lamb led to the slaughter.
He opened not his mouth. Let’s talk about Jesus. That’s kind of interesting. He opened not his mouth.
And then in John 14:30, Jesus told his disciples It was getting to be close to time for him to go into some of his worst suffering.
And he said, I’m not gonna talk with you much more. Well, that’s kind of an interesting scripture.
I’m not gonna talk with you much more. Well, why? Because he was gonna be under a lot of pressure.
And let me tell you you’re going to a rough time and you’re under a lot of pressure, one of the best things you can do is just zip your lip.
You know why?
Because when you’re under pressure, that’s when you’re more like plate to say dumb stuff is gonna get you in trouble.
But once you put those words out there, Oh, words are so important.
They’re so much more important than what we think they are. I didn’t mean to say that.
Well, too bad. You said it.
Proverbs 1821, the power of life and death is in the tongue.
And those who indulge it must eat the fruit of it rather for life or death.
Now, you know, we we hear statements that actually they somewhere along the line, they came somebody started them because they came from the Bible, but we hear this you’re gonna eat those words.
Well, that comes straight out of the Bible. We eat our own words.
So say things that you want. Don’t keep rehearsing what you’ve got.
Talk about what you want. Amen?
Come on. Don’t make me work too hard.
Take a little pity on me. I’m getting older.
I work hard at it.
I figured if I’m gonna be on television, you ought to have something that’s at least halfway decent to look at.
So Romans 12:11 says never be lacking in zeal.
A spiritual enthusiasm. Keep your spiritual fervor.
Serving the lord.
I don’t know why it is, but when I get out here, I always get excited. See?
And I I bet you feel more excited here than you would if you were laying home eating donuts and watching soap poppers.
So put yourself in places.
They’re gonna help you get start up. Don’t go to lunch with somebody.
It’s gonna do nothing but complain the whole time and gossip about other people.
Hang out with people that have what you want. Amen?
Have a conquering spirit. Not a lazy, passive, procrastinating lukewarm spirit.
If you wanna know somebody that the devil can take advantage of it. Somebody that’s passive.
Watchmane in particular did a lot of writing about the dangers of passivity and a passive person is somebody who sits around and waits for something good to happen to them or they wait for other people to do what’s right.
They’re not using their own will, and the less you use your will the weaker it gets.
God’s given you a free will, and you need to be decisive to make decisions.
That’s why I like to sit in the morning and make decisions about how I wanna be that day.
I don’t wait to just see how I’m gonna be. Amen? Just helping anybody.
Go ahead.
Just try Just take 5 or 10 minutes in the morning and just sit there and think not today.
Everybody that I’m around, I wanna walk in love.
And if you already know people you’re gonna be with, I like to I like to think about them and think, god, is there anything I can do for them?
And sometimes it’s just compliment, encourage, smile, be friendly, I don’t always feel like being friendly.
Sometimes I feel like leave me alone.
But god says be friendly.
So How are you today?
Now David prayed in Psalm 51 after he’d sinned with bathsheba, created me a clean heart of god and renew a right spirit within me, and the amplified says that right spirit is a persevering steadfast spirit.
Persevere, be the kind of person that makes your mind up.
I’m not ever gonna give up. I’ve already decided. I’m not quitting. I’m not giving up.
People ask me all the time that they have for 15 years.
Are you have you ever thought about retirement? Yeah. But I I’d be bored stupid.
But what would I do?
So I’m just gonna be here as long as I can stand I don’t know.
I mean, I I’ve been doing this a long time.
I asked this morning. He said, I wonder how many conferences we’ve done.
And this morning, I thought maybe I’ll retire.
I do that sometimes when I’m tired, but I know I won’t because I don’t know what else I do. I mean, this is my life.
This is what I’ve done for 45 years. This is me.
But I I have a persevering spirit.
Even when I had that situation with my legs, I mean, That got to be ridiculous.
I mean, I then I got home after The nerves in this leg got well enough that I could use a walker.
I got home and fell and broke the other leg. Yeah.
You have to be really smart to do that. So I ended up back in the hospital.
Another 10 days in the rehab hospital. Lord, help me do this right.
Then you’d probably have to have done this to get it, but When they sent me home, I couldn’t really use either legs.
So I had to get out of my wheelchair onto this sliding board and slide on to the toilet.
They’d stick this board under my bottom, and I’d scoot over slide back off into my wheelchair, and then tape it back to my recliner, and I’d slide onto my wheelchair.
All the time. I’m saying I’ve got the victory. I’m more than a conqueror.
I’m not giving up. And you know what?
I knew I knew from the beginning that it would turn out alright.
And here I am.
Now The Bible says we’re more than conquerors.
What does it mean to be more than a conqueror?
I mean, how can you be more than a conqueror?
This is what I think I think being more than a conqueror means that you know you’ve got the victory before you ever get the problem.
So that means you no longer have to be afraid of trouble.
You don’t have to be afraid of trouble because whatever comes your way, you’ve already got the victory.
It’s yours. All you have to do is play the game god’s way.
Hey, man? You just do it his way. Stay sweet.
Just keep sweet. No Hey, man?
And I’m not naturally sweet, so I have to do that on purpose.
I mean, I love people, but I don’t have a real soft, sweet, gentle personality, but I could be that way on purpose.
Alright. Now John 11 39 through 44.
Jesus had a friend named Lazarus, who was sick, and he knew he was sick.
But he waited till he’d been dead 4 days on purpose before he went to help.
Now what kind of love is that? It’s the god kind of love.
Sometimes he wants you to need a miracle so bad.
The the time he gets around to helping you know it was nobody but him.
Amen? So when he finally showed up, Martha said, you too late.
He’s been dead 4 days. He already stinks.
So see, no matter what kind of stinking mess you got, god can still bring a resurrection.
Amen?
And, uh, this is such an interesting story.
Jesus goes up to the tomb. He’s getting ready to raise a dead man.
The Tim’s got a big rock, big stone over it. That’s how they closed him off.
And he said to the people, take away the stone.
Now I got to thinking about that a few years ago, and I thought, why in the world would somebody who’s getting ready to raise a dead man need the people to move the stone.
This is really good when you get it because he wants us to be part of what he’s doing.
And I can tell you if they wouldn’t have removed the stone Lazarus would still be in there.
And some of you may have some stones that you It might be a stone of offense, might be a stone of unforgiveness, It is unbelievable how many people in the body of Christ are holding unforgiveness against somebody.
At our women’s conference in San Antonio, I asked this question 16,000 people there 90% of them stood up.
No wonder we have problems in the church.
And I talk about this in every conference And I don’t care how how tired people get of hearing it because we are get going nowhere till we forgive.
That is rule number 1.
If you want any prayer to get answered, you gotta forgive no matter how unfair it seems you forgive.
And I’m not talking about how you feel about them.
You might not feel any different, but I’ve decided I’m gonna pray for them every day.
I’m gonna bless them and get this if they need help.
I’m gonna help them. Yeah.
You have made your mind up so much about that. Have you?
Now, you know, there may be some occasions where it might not be smart to do that, but, you know, you can even help people anonymously.
It still works in the spirit even if they don’t know it was you.
It’s just being obedient to what guy. And that’s what the Bible says. Pray for them.
Bless them. What does it say in proverbs? If your enemy’s thirsty, give him a drink.
If he’s hungry, give him something to eat.
If he can’t pay his rent this month, That’s me, not the Bible.
If you can’t pay his rent this month, pay it. What? What?
Let him get evicted. I don’t care. Well, that’s a great godly attitude, isn’t it?
Is anybody in the house today?
These kind of simple things I’m telling you are some of the most important things that I know that I’ve learned over the years.
And let me tell you, I learned this stuff the hard way. I’m downloading on you.
It’s just like you go out and buy a new program for your computer.
It’s like getting a free piece of software.
I’m giving you a download this morning.
All you have to do now is put it to work. Amen?
Roll away the stone. Let god bring a resurrection. Are you with me?
The first, you gotta roll away the stone.
Maybe it’s something as simple as you need to apologize to somebody.
Don’t be a rude Christian. Have good manners.
Take away the stone.
But lord said Martha, the sister, the dead man, by this time, there’s a very bad odor.
He’s been in there 4 days.
And Jesus said, did I not tell you if you would only believe you would see the glory of god?
I’m thinking about I wanna write a book on faith that I’m thinking about call that only believe if we would just get that.
Just just get that. Just go home with that in your cute little brain.
I’ve all god wants me to do is believe I don’t have to figure it out.
I don’t have to understand it. I don’t have to like it. He just wants me to believe.
Believe he’s good, believe he’s got me, believe it’s gonna work out alright.
That’s all God wants me to do is believe How many of you understand how derailed we get through trying to figure things out?
Just give up just give up reasoning.
You can think about something till it starts to confuse you.
And at that point, that’s when you’ve gone too far.
When you start getting confused, then you just say, okay. I’ll just forget it.
If you wanna explain it to me, god, that’s fine. If not, I’m okay.
There’s a lot of things I don’t understand.
But I’m just trying to do what god tells me to do.
So they took away the stone and Jesus looked up and said, father, I thank you that you’ve heard me.
I know that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing around here that they might believe that you sent me.
When he said this, Jesus called out in a loud voice. Lazarus come out.
The dead man came out.
His hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, a cloth around his face grave clothes.
And Jesus said to them, take off the grave clothes and let him go.
And I think that’s an important part that we forget.
After you’re born again, then systematically let the Holy Spirit work with you and start taking off the grave clothes.
See, I was born again, but I still had a very bad attitude.
I had a lot of leftovers from my childhood.
They were grave closed, things that were holding me back, things that were keeping me from acting like Jesus.
And gradually, god helped me take those things off.
God to work with you the whole rest of your life.
I don’t know what I’ve got left, but I just wanna do whatever god wants me to do.
We’re the light of the world and the salt of the earth.
And although we’re living in very difficult times, we are living in the best of times.
To be honest, You didn’t happen to just show up on earth at this time.
God picked you for this time in history.
You don’t sound too happy about that.
So he must think you’ve got what it takes.
And I’m trying to get it out of you.
You’re the light of the world of salt to the earth, but if salt has lost its saltiness.
The Bible says it’s not good for anything. So be a salty Christian.
What does that mean? Make people thirsty for what you’ve got.
I want some of that. I want some of that peace you’ve got.
I want some of that joy you’ve got. Amen?
I want some of that power you walk in.
The light of the world.
No matter how dark a place is, you turn on one little light and it swallows up the darkness.
Wow. The world is a dark place today.
But all we need to do is turn up the lights.
Strange question for you. What are you wearing today?
And does it look good? Now maybe not like you think, does it look good in the way that really counts?
In other words, don’t go out dressed in a bad attitude, full of self pity or bitterness.
Instead, put on god’s armor, put on his word when his grace, mercy, or kindness is all over us.
We look our best. We feel our best, and it is so powerful for others as well.
Now I love today’s offer for doing just that for helping me get dressed in god’s word and in the full armor of god.
It’s this little purple book. It’s Joyce’s book that had been around for so long because it’s making such a huge difference in people’s life.
This is the secret power of speaking god’s word.
And the thing about this book is when you need that word to get dressed, when you need a little bit more peace, when you need a little bit more joy, you can put it on by picking up this book and looking at different categories finding exactly what you need and putting your finger right on the scripture that you need to do it.
This small but mighty purple book, it it has all the scriptures that reveal the powerful promises found in god’s word.
And like I said, it’s organized by topics so you can quickly find just what you need to speak over yourself, to speak over others, and your circumstances.
You’ll also receive Joyce’s book Good Thoughts, Great Life, because as we are focusing on the word of god and we’re putting it into our heart, We need to think on it, to meditate it, to pray about it all day long.
So learn how Joyce changed 10 wrong mindsets that kept her stuck in life, and how renewing her mind with god’s word helped her stop going around that same old mountain.
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How many trips have you been on now?
Uh, this is Moshe. With? And what what was the main reason that you did wanna do this?
She said you wanted to travel to help people.
Yes. It’s, uh, it’s a total different work as a doctor here than back in my home country, but it’s really I feel like I really, uh, wanted to do that to just help people in, uh, poor countries who cannot, uh, have access to medical care I do that because I love Jesus.
And I hope that the patients feel that sometimes we just pray right the investigation table with them.
So just to make them know that Jesus is the doctor all above us.
You know, as my husband and I were about to get married, we were talking about all those important things.
You know, all the things that you have to talk about.
And one of the most important decisions we made is that we were going to make a commitment to help other people with our finances, with our prayer, and to make sure that we were always sowing into other people’s lives.
That’s why I’m so excited about what god has done in our life over those 30 plus years now seeing him work in those ways.
One of the big ways has been being a partner with Joyce Meyer Ministries It is such a blessing, and it’s not just because I’m a part of the ministry or because I work here, we would honestly do that no matter what because we know the difference that it makes in other people’s lives, and we know the difference that it makes in our lives.
You see, being a partner and what my husband and I decided to do is to give what we could to make an ongoing commitment.
So it was going to happen.
It was a decision that we would give that has a partner with Joyce Meyer Ministries.
It’s a month commitment that you can make of whatever amount that you want.
You can do that today, and I know. I know that you’ll see this same wonderful impact that we have in our life, in our family, and in so many people all all around you.
Go with us as we go into all the world and share Christ. You’re a big part of it.
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God bless you. We love you. Have a great day.
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