I love that the Word of God is TRUE, and applicable for every person, everyday! The last few weeks, well months, I should say, have been a mind battle for me. I have been struggling with anxiety, which I have NEVER, EVER had to deal with in my life. I have been taking herbal remedies, drinking chamomile tea, pushing on with the task at hand...BUT most of all...I've been praying and quoting scripture...praying and quoting scripture and then...praying some more. God is ALWAYS faithful to me. I stand against the devour, even when it is stubborn and I have to stand longer.
Satan comes to kill, steal and destroy. (John 10:10) He comes to kill my peace, cripple me from experiencing the Fullness of God's Joy, to slowly push me into a cacoon of solitude. If I don't realize that Satan is is seeking whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:8)...I will become the prey!
But...there is hope for those of us who love the Lord Jesus! We don't have to sit and slowly watch our fears become crippling, anxieties to stop us in our tracts or sadness to rob us from the vastness of God's Joy he has given us. We have POWER in the name of Jesus to rebuke...stand against, resist, defy the ungodly in our lives. We have been given the power of Life and Death in our words (Proverbs 18:21)
"Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm." Eph 6:11-1
God is not a god that created us and stands off to watch and see what happens. He gives us His WORD that is full of instruction for living and prospering. We don't have to live in fear, dispair, or rejection. When we recognize who the instigator of ALL evil is, we can begin to fight by the Spirit..and not with fleshly remedies. Jesus' name is higher than all names. There is power when we say to the enemy, "I rebuke ______ in the Name of Jesus!" When we stand on the very words of God and fight with Spiritual weapons, we prosper! When we guard ourselves with the armor of God and are alert to the schemes of the enemy, we can resist them quicker and not be lulled into a stupor.
I am standing firm, recognizing my enemy and being victorious through the mighty name of Jesus! It isn't always easy...I forget who the enemy is at times...BUT my Hope, my Victory, my Peace is in the ressurection power of the Name of Jesus and I will stand...and when I have done all...I will stand firm!