“Be on your guard and stay awake. Your enemy, the devil, is like a roaring lion, sneaking around to find someone to attack. But you must resist the devil and stay strong in your faith.” 1 Peter 5:8-9, CEV
We, as Christians, are in a continual battle against our adversary, the devil, a spirit being whose sole intent is to cause havoc for each of us. His goal is to get us off track of God’s plan for our lives. He waits until we’re at a vulnerable place before bringing forth his attack. This is why we have to be on our guard every single day.?This is what our memory verse commands us to do. There are times when we may feel like our backs are against the wall with no way out. The thought of having to fight the giants of life in order to move forward can be intimidating. This is when the enemy comes alongside us to speak words of fear and doubt.
Satan is always trying to discourage us from believing we will ever walk in triumph. He is a liar and the king of all lies. We can either stand and fight or run and hide, the choice is ours to make. It doesn’t matter what the circumstances look like and what the devil says. The most important thing is what God’s Word says about our particular situation. “So let us seize and hold fast and retain without wavering the hope we cherish and confess and our acknowledgement of it, for He Who promised is reliable (sure) and faithful to His word” (Hebrews 10:23 AMP).
We should never be the ones who back down from Satan in defeat. No! We must be bold in our faith and continue to push back the powers of darkness by using God’s Word as our weapon. Satan fears those who truly grasp hold of God’s Word and begin using it to their advantage. He knows the power the Word carries, and that he is no match against it. “Jesus said to him, Away from me, Satan! For it is written…” (Matthew 4:10 NIV). God sent forth His Son, Jesus, to die for us so we could have victory over the evil one. Our victory was bought with the price of Jesus’ blood. We, therefore, are protected by the blood of Christ and because of this protection Satan cannot have dominion over us. All we need do is “be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.” (Ephesians 6:10)
SAY THIS PRAYER
Every force that causes me weakness and intimidation in the place of prayer, I come against you now in Jesus name
May you never fall in battle. I command your inheritance to be delivered to you now in Jesus name!
I came to church one day, suffering from serious migraine headache. I took the oil and blood and applied them. Immediately, I felt a chill run through my body. Till today, I have not experienced the migraine again.
– Emilia N. [Oguta]
(You are next in line for a testimony!)
[*Use the “30 days of Total Victory” prayer book to pray – Day 14]