Stop, Drop and Roll in the Spirit

Stop, Drop and Roll in the Spirit

Do you have a “prevention plan” in place?  When a crisis situation in your life hits, do you have some Scriptures memorized to help you prevent a total disaster?  The fire departments all over the United States teach grade school children to “stop, drop and roll” in a fire situation.  They practice it even with younger children, so that if a fire was to happen, they don’t panic, they act out what they were trained to do in the emergency.

We as Christians, need our own tool kit of Prevention Plans.  We need an inventory of what to do in the “what ifs” of life.  When fear tries to attack us, when sickness hits us or our loved ones, when lack, anger, temptation, laziness…the list goes on, present themselves before us, we need a defense shield, then  an attack plan.  It is not enough to know to “stop, drop and roll”, we have to get out of the danger zone.  Leave the place of the fiery trial and come to safety.

The following are some good Scriptures to have in our Prevention Plan Kit:

Temptation:

1 Thessalonians 5:21-23 Amplified Bible

21 But test all things carefully [so you can recognize what is good]. Hold firmly to that which is good. 22 Abstain from every form of evil [withdraw and keep away from it].

Ephesians 4:32

17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, 18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:  19 Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.  20 But ye have not so learned Christ;  21 If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:  22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;  23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; 24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.  25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.  26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: 27 Neither give place to the devil.  28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth. 29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.  30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. 31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: 32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

Fear:

1 Timothy 1:7

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Psalm 27:1-3

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.

Anger:

Proverbs 15:1
A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
Proverbs 15:18
A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.
Proverbs 16:32
He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
Proverbs 19:11
The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.
Laziness:
Proverbs 19:15 ERV
Laziness brings on sleep, and an appetite for rest brings on hunger.
Sickness:

Psalm 107:20 Easy-to-Read Version 

20 He gave the command and healed them,
    so they were saved from the grave.

Psalm 103:3
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
Psalm 147:3
He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
James 5:16
Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
1 Peter 2:24
Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
These verses are just a small starting place of having a great Prevention Plan Kit.  When we learn these verses, plan ahead to speak them in faith during that crisis time, we are more prepared to deal with life’s challenges. We will face many challenges in this year.  If we know ahead what the Lord says about some of them, we will be able to deflect the terror and stress darts aimed to stop us in our tracks.  May we all gather a good set of “stop, drop and roll” tactics this year.  The Lord is able to deliver us from all things.  It just makes it a lot quicker, when we have the Word in our hearts to stand on.

 

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