Who Has The Final Say?

There is a chorus we sing at church that goes like this:

“Who has the final say? Jehovah has the final say”

Those words have come to mean more to me over these past few days as the accuser of the brethren geared up his armour to war against my peace of mind and my identity.

After a wonderful time at our Christmas concert last Saturday, the liar of all liars released an onslaught of accusations against me that would have very much cost me my freedom, attacking the very fibre of my identity and tainting the gift of God’s grace.

I was hurt. I was troubled. I was tempted to throw in the towel and stay in isolation for the rest of the year, and that’s where the liar would have rather had me. Oh, the lies of the liar of all liars that try to hold us bound.

He will either come with flattery to get us all puffed up, or he’ll come with stinging venom to make us think we’re worthless. He attacks the very places we feel insecure, using vessels laced with their own insecurities. He speaks to their open ears as they let his words roll off their willing tongues, releasing the arrows that seek to pierce our hearts. If our shield of faith lay resting on the walls of our insecurities, we get hurt as his arrows find no resistance.

Who has the final say?

When we do not hold firmly to God’s word spoken concerning us, when our eyes refuse to see who we truly are through God’s eyes, when our hearts doubt God’s heart, like the tossing and turning of the waves, we become susceptible to the lies of the accuser:

“You’re messed up and you’ll always be that way”

“You’re too loud. You’re too forward. You’re too harsh”

“You are lazy. You’ll never get anything done”

“You couldn’t even read your Bible this morning”

“You’re not a good friend”

“You’re not a good wife”

“You’re not a good mother”

“You’re not good enough!”

“You’ll never measure up”


God must have the final say or else the words of the deceiver will gravely affect us. God’s words must outweigh, outshine and out-matter any other opinion thrown our direction:

“I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus”

“I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength”

“For God so loved me that He gave me Jesus”

“I am a royal priesthood. I am a holy nation”

“I am fearfully and wonderfully made”

“He has buried my sins in the depth of the sea and carried my guilt far away, as far as the East is from the West”

“I am called’

“I am His vessel”

“I am His child!”

“I am LOVED!”

These words are final: that’s what He meant when He said “It is finished”

So liar, call me whatever you like and let your lies flow. They weigh a bit so they might hurt a little. But when the words of my Heavenly Father are placed beside yours on the scale, your words are put to shame as His words far outweigh yours.

And He has the final ONLY say!

41 thoughts on “Who Has The Final Say?

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing it. I see why you would link my post with it. The devil uses fear and shame: his lying tricks to try to disarm us. But nothing will hold us down. If the Spirit that raise Christ from the dead dwells inside of us!!!!! Hallelujah.


    1. I was just coming to tell you I’ve just read it. Yes! Yes! Yes! We’re together in this one for sure. Oh, I felt your words, I heard your heart. He’s such a pig, he’s such a loser. On the cross we gained the victory. No more stealing our joy!!!!!


  1. You are an amazing woman! So glad you can share this. Now let them know Jehovah has the final say. Joy from within, remember the devotion we all did? Wow!

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  2. β€œAnd they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their loved unto the death.” Revelation 12:11

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  3. β€œJehovah turns my life around
    Jehovah turns my life around
    He makes a way where there is no way
    Jehovah has the final sayβ€πŸ’ƒπŸΎπŸ’ƒπŸΎπŸ’ƒπŸΎπŸ’ƒπŸΎ

    Praise God sis! The Lord fights for us and we hold our peace.

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  4. Tosin, I am sorry that you were hurt. Life kicks us hard sometimes. But, God is good all the time! He allows these situations in our lives for a reason, so it is good to go to him in these times, and to seek his face, and to see what lessons he wants us to learn through these trials. And, in that process we do examine what is truth and what are lies, and we do take up the shield of faith and the sword of the Spirit in order to fight off the enemy’s attacks against us. For, our enemy is a great accuser, I know. And, his goal is to get us to retreat and to give up, and we can’t do that. We must stand for what is truth, and we must speak the truth in love, and we must fight off Satan’s lies. Amen! Praying for you. Love you!

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