Reflections “Let Go and Let God”

Reflection on the words “Let Go and Let God”

I have this mental picture when I think of the above words. It is something that the Lord has reminded me through my friend. And as I was pondering upon it, this is what I (re)learnt…

To let go and let go, literally means to open up your hands and release whatever you have in faith, to God to let Him do what needs to be done.

Why the term “let go”? Simple… We let go because we have been holding on to something that we are not supposed to be holding on to. When we hold on to something, our hands are tightly grasped together like a fist. When you hold something in your fist, you have no more available space to receive any thing more.

Therefore to “let go” we need to be deliberate to open up our hands. If we refused to, God sometimes will have no choice but to find way to pry it open. The excuse I give is “my muscle is cramp therefore I can’t”. Simply and bluntly put it, if we are truly honest, what we really meant to say is…. I want to but I cannot because though my spirit is willing my flesh is weak.’ The process of the prying open is going to be (more) painful if we choose to be stubborn and go head on with God. But God has promised that He will give us strength to heal the “cramp”, if only we allow Him to. But God is a gentle God and He knows how much you are able to handle at once, so He will never allow us to be tempted beyond what we are able to go through (1 Cor 10:13)

And after we “let go”, we “let God’, simply put it… We surrender our rights to God and we relinquish the need to have control over it. And that takes a step of faith on our part. Most of the times we fail to see that we have a God bigger than our problems. And we forgot what Jesus taught us that as long as we have a faith of a mustard seed, we can tell the mountains to be moved from here to there and it will done, and nothing will be impossible for us. (Matt 17:20).

Prayer – Oh Lord, please grant us the strength to be able to let go of what needs to be let go, Help our unbelief and heal our hearts and brokeness. Restore us and the things/situation, the way it was meant. In Jesus Name, Amen!

Written by Michelle Yee
Serving with you in His Kingdom with love;
Princess Michelle –
Beloved Daughter the Most High King

Demon Possessed vs Demon Influenced

Reflections –

A short study on Demon Possessed vs Demon Influenced

Question – Can a Christian be demon possessed?

My suggestion is that a Christian can be demon influenced but not demon possessed. We cannot be demon possessed because we belong to Christ not Satan. Noticed the difference is in the word influenced and possessed.

The idea of being demon possessed is that Satan has power and full reign and control over one’s life. Satan can only have full reign over those who belong to him (those who have not given their lives to Jesus Christ). Being demon possessed is the same as being under the lordship/ownership of Satan. A true Christian belonging to Jesus cannot be possessed by Satan but we certain can be under demonic influenced and become demonise as a result of that. When a Christian is under the influence of Satan it is akin to a puppet being manipulated by its puppeteer, they are being controlled by the evil spirit but it doesn’t mean that they have been “possessed” by it.

A Christian can be demonised (to a certain level) because of sin or because of anger/bitterness/forgiveness or involvement in the occult practice which gives room and access to the devil into your life. A demonised Christian is not able to mouth the words “Jesus is Lord”. “No one can say Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit” (2 Corinthians 12:3), it would therefore reveal that we are controlled by Satan and his demon and not by the Holy Spirit.

Therefore it can be concluded, that a person cannot be influenced/possessed by the devil unless one allows them access and permission to do so. Yet because if a person doesn’t belong to Jesus, Satan has every right and access into their lives because they are still carrying the “sinful nature” in them and have not appropriated the cleansing and the forgiveness of ones sins through their confession and acceptance of the work of Jesus on the cross and have not received the seal of the Holy Spirit. In a case of a Christian it can only occur to the extent of how much they allow themselves to be influenced.

“Affliction”, “oppression”, “bondage” and “stronghold’ are words to describe demonization to a lesser extent. This is much more common and it implies vary degrees of demonic influence in certain areas in the person’s life. This is can be likened to a military invasion of a city – even while the friendly forces occupy and control the city, isolated areas can remain under enemy denomination.

The way out –

The only way out is through renunciation and confession of sin of the person under influence, by physically casting it out in the name of Jesus and also through the prayers and worship of the saints. Since the demon cannot stand in the presence of the Lord, they would have to flee during worship when the Lord’s spirit is present.

Written by Michelle Yee

(Study adapted from Seminar on “Healing by John Wimber”)

Serving with you in His Kingdom with love;

Princess Michelle –

Beloved Daughter of the Most High King

Blessing in Disguise

Blessing in Disguise

It is a blessing in disguise
When I finally realise
And see that when things don’t work out for me
It could sometimes be God protecting me against things in the future I can’t see
God is sovereign, He knows us best
Nothing good will He withhold from us, so why should we settle for anything less
When God takes away some things, He might have better things in store
Though God closes one window, He will open another door
God has always our best interest in His heart
Though in tough times, we confess that trusting Him may be hard
But God always keeps His promise and He never lie
God’s plan is perfect and His faithfulness cannot be denied
So in future, when things doesn’t seem to go according to our plan
Know that our future and destiny is safe and secured in His mighty hands
And when we learn to understand these all,
We will give God the glory forever more
And we can say with confidence aloud that I have finally realised
That the pain we sometimes go through is surely a blessing in disguise

Written by Michelle Yee

Serving with you in His Kingdom with love;
Princess Michelle –
Beloved Daughter of the Most King

Tears in thy bottle

Tears in thy bottle

Put my tears in thy bottle, are they not all known to You
Oh sovereign Lord, my heart will rest in Your love and in Your truth
Every tear I cried, You have seen and heard, and I l know one day You’ll wipe them dry
For the many pains I go through and often wondered why
Yet Your love is greater than my pains, though Your plans I cannnot comprehend
I know my sufferings are only temporary, and will one day come to end
In suffering, we often see the reverse side of the tapestry
Seeing colours that don’t seem to blend and patterns that don’t make much sense
But at the end of life, we will finally realise and see God’s ultimate purpose and plans
What is unclear to us now will  be revealed to us in the final days
We will declare God’s sovereignty and thank Him for His goodness for always
For Thou has known and planned my days from the start of eternity
You have been faithful from the start and You will always be
Lord You know us best and Your love cannot fail
Therefore to You I surrender to Your will
For all my tears are known to You
My heart can rest in Your love and truth

Written by Michelle Yee

Serving with you in His Kingdom with love;
Princess Michelle –
Beloved Daughter of the Most King

A Poem to the Devil

A poem to the devil

I wish I hadn’t been a fool to have listened to those lies
Yet I have fallen not just once but countless number of times
I wish you would shut up and back away from me
And stop tormenting my mind and cause me misery
I belong to God my Father, and in Him I shall firmly stand
You have no place in my life, and I will not fall for your evil plan
Your purpose is to steal, kill and destroy to take away my destiny
But my God is stronger and I shall have the final victory
In Him I have the power and authority to overcome your scheme
The blood of Jesus has broken the curse and paid the price for my sins
No longer do you have any power over me, for you are the defeated foe
I belong to Christ Jesus my Lord, yes I belong to Him and Him alone!

Written by Michelle Yee

Serving with you in His Kingdom with love;
Princess Michelle –
Beloved Daughter of the Most King