Interrupt!

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I woke up in the middle of the night and the word, interrupt, kept repeating itself over and over in my head. It wasn’t a soft, meek word, it was a loud order, as in someone was telling me to interrupt.  I asked the Lord what that meant, because obviously to me, He was trying to tell me something. He prompted me to look the word up in the dictionary and I found this; to break off or cause to cease, as in the middle of something. When I dropped down to noun, this caught my attention; Computer-a hardware signal that breaks the flow of program execution and transfers control to a predetermined storage locations so that another procedure can be followed or a new operation carried out.  I began to think of how many times our lives have been interrupted by satan, usually to get our focus off a spiritual battle by distracting us with small fires that demand our attention. In essence, he breaks the flow of what God’s trying to execute so that control can be transferred to a predetermined area of distraction so he can have his way and keep us constantly intimidated and distracted. Mark 1:23-24 MSG tells us Jesus was interrupted; Suddenly, while still in the meeting place, he was interrupted by a man who was deeply disturbed and yelling out, “What business do you have here with us, Jesus? Nazarene! I know what you’re up to! You’re the Holy One of God, and you’ve come to destroy us!” Look how Jesus handled that in verse 25; Jesus shut him up; “Quiet! Get out of Him!” The afflicting spirit threw the man into spasms, protesting loudly-and got out. 

I believe that we need to discern distractions and interrupt them. We need to recognize and stop the voice or deeds of the enemy right off the bat, not wait for him to finish speaking, but interrupt! When he tries to tell you that you’re not smart enough, not qualified enough, not strong enough, we must interrupt him with the Word of God that says, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me and greater is He that’s in me than he that’s in the world.” When we feel pain that won’t go away, we must come against it with the Word that says, “Surely He bore our sickness and infirmities and by His stripes I am healed!” Don’t let him finish his sentence! Don’t allow him the luxury of planting a seed of doubt or fear. Pull out the big guns, the daddy of all swords, the Word of God and use it!

There are times when you just have to be rude! Mama always said never to interrupt when someone is speaking, wait for them to finish, but there are some people who need to be interrupted. I’m sorry, but if you’re going to be dumb enough to repeat lies to me that your enemy has spoken to you, I’m going to interrupt you! You shouldn’t have listened in the first place and I’m not going to allow you to repeat it to me. Thats what 2 Corinthians 2:5 tells us to do, “casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.

It’s time we interrupted. Not with a, “Excuse me please, I need to say something!” but with an attitude, “Stop right there! That’s not what the Word says!” Then tell him what it says. If you don’t know what the Word says than you are missing a crucial part of your weaponry. You can’t fight a battle with out armoring up! Read Ephesians 6 and get dressed every morning because I can tell you this, whether you’re ready or not, he’s going to be constantly trying to get you to fail and fall. If you want to stop the madness, change what you’re doing because what you’re doing isn’t working. Dig into the treasure chest of the Bible and find out how to interrupt and mess up your enemy’s plans today.

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