What's Your Code?
Written by Minister Dominique Brunson; NE NY District: May 16, 2015
Greetings to you all!
I pray that this note finds you all in the best of health and the highest of spirits. I also pray that you have grown stronger through all you may have gone through, no matter what it was. I want to briefly share with you something that the Lord recently brought to my attention.
The other night, my sister had to take an online exam and she could not, for reasons unknown to us, see part of the essay question. So, she had no other choice but to call the phone number to reach technical support. When she was connected with a technician, he gave her a code to enter on the computer and after she entered that code, he was able to access our computer from his computer! He was able to delete, upgrade, and upload programs off and onto the computer without any further help from us. That is when the Holy Spirit began to speak to me…
Just as the technician only needed us to enter a code in order for him to have access to our computer, spiritually speaking, all Satan needs is for us to enter one of his codes in order for him to have access to our “systems” (hearts, minds, and spirits). All he needs is to see one loophole where he can sneak in. What do Satan’s codes look like, you ask? Well, I’m glad you asked! J
I am sure he has tried to slide one or two of his codes to all of us at one time or another. For instance, if you are sad temporarily, his code might look something like D-E-P-R-E-S-S-I-O-N, so he can delete your joy and keep you down in the dumps permanently. If your ego is THIS BIG (or bigger, lol), his code might look like P-R-I-D-E, which would keep you from submitting your will to God’s will. If you find that you are a little envious of someone, his code for you just might be H-A-T-R-E-D, and that is a stronghold that will cloud your judgment WHEREVER that person is concerned and love will no longer be your first response to them. If you start to find that you HAVE to have a certain unhealthy food everyday or you HAVE to watch a certain television show and you find it hard to stop, he may present you with A-D-D-I-C-T-I-O-N or G-L-U-T-T-O-N-Y. If you find yourself feeling like you will never be good enough or that nobody loves you, he may send you L-O-W-S-E-L-F-E-S-T-E-E-M, which would cause you to BELIEVE that lie and could possibly lead to S-E-X-U-A-L-I-M-M-O-R-A-L-I-T-Y of all kinds. Satan’s trick for these codes and others is to get you to see them as the truth. But, if you will notice, all of his codes are meant to keep you in bondage. That’s not the way our Savior operates. St. John 8:36 says, “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” He wants us to be free!
If you accept any of Satan’s codes, your “system” would be in danger of “crashing” and you would find yourself in a state of mind that only God’s deliverance can reverse. But, be encouraged! God has some codes that can override anything Satan may try to bring your way. Codes like P-E-A-C-E, S-EL-F-C-O-N-T-R-O-L, T-R-U-T-H, F-A-I-T-H, H-O-P-E, F-R-E-E-D-O-M, and all of the “codes” found in Galatians 5:22-23 will keep your “system” operating smoothly. And P-R-A-Y-E-R is a great “antivirus” to have because it is free to everyone and through it, God can keep all of Satan’s attacks under control.
So then, I ask you, which code will you choose to enter today? Keep in mind what St. John 10:10 states, “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” The choice is yours!
Stay sweet & Be blessed!