Special Alert – A timely message from a fellow faster

My long-time friend Joy Briscoe emailed me on Friday with a message similar to the one you will read below. I was so moved by the insight God had given her about this cycle of the surrender fast that I asked her to write something similar to you. I pray you are encouraged!

Warning!!!  Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. 1 Peter 5:8-9

As your fellow Surrender Faster I want to encourage you. Your enemy, satan, does not want you to succeed.  Satan is angry with you! This theme The Exodus – Moving from Here to There, Moving from our will to God’s Will is a MAJOR necessity for the body of Christ. Most of our fight in the Christian life is denying our flesh, our wants, our will and yielding to God’s wants, God’s desires, God’s will. It’s no surprise early into the fast there’s frustration and discouragement, satan doesn’t want us to live in Gods will; he’s tried to stop us from the beginning of time. Eve was perfect inside of God’s will and here comes satan, making her feel and believe things should be different and that she should be dissatisfied in God’s Will .

Satan hates God, so it’s no surprise he’ll try to get to those God loves.   Be Advised, this theme has really threatened him, after all if we are surrendered to Gods will it makes it that much harder for us to listen to our flesh which listens to him. Oh fellow Surrender, Satan really knows even better than some of us the POWER, the FULL power we will have when we are completely in God’s will. As long as he has a foothold in our minds and lives, it hinders us from using the FULL POWER that we have access to. And now Dr. Owens has challenged us to do something that hinders his influence our lives!

Fellow surrenders, BE ALERT, satan will stop at nothing; he will use anything or anybody to keep you from your full potential and all that God has promised you, your full potential and God’s promises lay’s inside of God’s Will!  Stay focused, push through, you have RESURECTION POWER living inside you! (No wonder satan is so mad.) When we successfully complete this cycle, there will be an unleashing from God like never before. God never blesses mess and when we are in our will He can’t bless that; He can’t do for us the way He would love to. He can’t give us all he has for us. He needs us to see His way is best, so when we move into His Will, there will be an experience like never before!

PLEASE BE WISE!! DO NOT surrender to satan, DO NOT allow his tricks to cause you to give up. He wants you to give up, but make him surrender to you!

I Love you, YOU can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens YOU!!!!Phil 4:13

Minister Joy Briscoe
First Baptist Church of Glenarden
Upper Marlboro, MD

P.S. Thanks Joy!

P.S.S. Please feel free to comment below with your own observations.

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13 thoughts on “Special Alert – A timely message from a fellow faster

  1. T Troublefield

    AWESOME WORD!!!!!!!!

    • Joybriscoe@ymail.com

      I thought the same thing when God shared His Words with me!

      • Rosalyn

        Sister Brisco,

        Thanks for your inspiring and Spirit-filled words of encouragement. What specifically stood-out as a word of caution to me was, even though I may not feel discouraged at this juncture, but actually I feel invorgorated; however, thanks for your reminder that Satan is still crouched ready to use anyone and anything to to attempt to rob me of of my destiny. I have received this cautionary word because as Dr. Celeste Owens said on Day 1 of the Surrender Fast, we must “Expect the Unexpected.”

  2. Omiana

    Amen! Thank you for the encouragement. I’m taking heed.

    • Joybriscoe@ymail.com

      Glad to see you taking heed, be encouraged as you continue on your journey!

  3. Thank you for your encouraging words! Dori

  4. I am moved! Amen Amen

  5. Annie Carter

    I would like to thank Minister Joy Briscoe for those “power” encouraging words. I would also like to thank Dr. Celeste for obeying God in these 40 days surrender fasts. I have done other fasts, but I have never done a 40 days fast. This is my first time. Since I started, I didn’t think that I could do it, because I have had many distractions and I truly see and know that the devil is MAD. You know what, I am glad that he is MAD. It lets me know that I am on the right path and am expecting GOD to do mighty things in not just my life, but my family as well. I LOVE my Heavenly Father so much and want to please HIM “ALWAYS”. I love all of the people that are participating in this fast, because that means that we are strenghening our INNER MAN and the OUTER MAN has to bow down; and guess what, satan’s kingdom is COMING DOWN in JESUS’ NAME. So, I, too say “Be Encouraged” everyone of you because if you read the end of the book (the bible) it says that “WE WIN” and “satan loses”.
    (Revelation 20:10) Annie

    • Love it Annie! Thanks for your encouragement and for reminding us that WE WIN. 32 more days to go 🙂 You can do it!

    • Cristina Dawson

      I am proud of you Aunt Ann! Continue to say encouraged I am on this Journey with you. We know that the latter day will be greater. We have the VICTORY!!!!! :).

  6. Joybriscoe@ymail.com

    Annie, I agree this fast is awesome in it’s own unique way! Your posture towards this fast is beautiful!

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