Second Corinthians 2:11 (NASB) cautions believers "so that no advantage would be taken of us by Satan, for we are not ignorant of his schemes."
Self Talk with Dr. Ray Self will help people overcome their personal scheme. A scheme could be rejection, fear, illegitimacy, worthlessness or something else. This evil plan plagues a person their entire life until it is exposed and broken. The purpose of the scheme is always the same: to stop God's plan for His children.
Dr. Ray Self has keen insight into what makes people tick and how to help them live successful and fulfilling lives. He believes it is vital for our families, our community and our nation that everyone find their promised land. For many years, he was a successful businessman but always felt like a square peg in a round hole. No matter how much money or success he found, something was still missing. After an incredible encounter with the Holy Spirit, he left the corporate world and committed his life to ministry. Dr. Self knows what it is like to be to have worldly success, lose it, and then find real happiness in God's plan.
He believes all of God's children were created and designed for a particular purpose and place. Dr. Self describes this place as your promised land. He believes that throughout a person's life, Satan uses individually designed schemes to keep people from finding this special place of fulfillment and success. Satan wars against God indirectly by opposing God's plan for His children. Schemes are his weapon of choice.
Dr. Self says, "You can tell when it is of God because it is always bigger and better than anything you could ever imagine."
There is a battle to be fought, but God's truth and power, we will ultimately prevail. Wise counsel, prayer and the name of Jesus give us the victory!
Dr. Ray Self is an author, president of the International College of Ministry and former senior pastor.
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