Like Water off a Duck’s Back

My children are very sensitive. They need to learn how not to let accusations get to them. They are just lies. Don’t let it get to you. If they didn’t get so upset, they wouldn’t go through half of what they went through. It appeals against their egos; it is pride. So I have let satan attack to break down their pride. Then, I will build them back up to be more flexible and pliable. 

Let it roll off your back. Do you not know I am your avenger? I am your strong tower. What can man do to you? Let it roll off your back like water off your back. Research how a duck lets water roll their back. 

“ A gland near their tail, known as the uropygial or preen gland, has a wax-like, oily substance. Ducks dip their bills into it and spread it over their feathers from head to tail.  This makes water literally roll off their backs, keeping them dry, warm, and afloat. Ducks are constantly preening to repair feathers and keep them waterproof.”

Missouri Department of Conservation

The water represents the cares of this world in this metaphor, like when Jesus rebuked the storm.

The wax and the oil represent my anointing. You cannot have my anointing without my presence. You must be in my presence daily. 

You see, my Son came to me daily; he got up early and went away to pray as I directed him. So when the Pharisees and Sadducees accused him, he was ready for it. He did not scream and holler and get indignant about their accusations when they lied and twisted my word against him. In many of Jesus’ interactions, he asked them questions that exposed the darkness and their true intentions.

Because he was filled with my presence and my anointing rested on him, he was able to take the fiery darts and use it against them. He was slow to speak and quick to listen. He was not listening to them but was quick to hear my Holy Spirit’s direction.

“God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.”

James 4:6-8

Look up the word oppose in Webster. 

Oppose: to place over against something so as to provide resistance, counterbalance or contrast.

Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Look up counterbalance.


1: a weight that balances another.

2: a force or influence that offsets or checks an opposing force

Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Tell my people to tip the scales back to the enemy when he disguises himself and attacks through people. You may think it is personal, but it’s not; it’s the enemy working through people. Take authority over the enemy and tell him to stop. Rebuke him with the truth. You can do this under your breath if needed or in another room.

When people are accusing you, listen to my Holy Spirit’s direction and wisdom on the matter. Don’t get upset, but let it roll off your back. Then go and pray and rebuke the devour. 

Pray for those who despitefully use you, for they know not what they do. Rebuke the enemy; he is speaking lies through them.

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