Devil always talking a bunch of lies; determined to distract or deter me from accomplishing my goals and stop me from fulfilling my purpose. This joker is consistent. I know I’m close to my breakthrough because he’s recently taken it to another level.
So have I.
My best friend would say, “devil, if it’s a fight you want, then it’s a fight you’re gonna get”. So in true Muhammad Ali/ Mike Tyson style, I laced up my gloves and proceeded to give him a kickass punch. And since he likes to quote scripture, I reminded him of a few things.
Satan you are a fallen angel. You got kicked out of heaven, never to return. But because of Jesus, I’m making it in. Hallelujah! The Lord is my shepherd. I have nothing to fear because He is always with me. He promised to never leave me or forsake me. As a matter of fact, His grace and mercy will be with me all the days of my life. God promised that He would command his angels concerning me to guard me in all my ways. So Satan, you have no power over me. The blood of Jesus gives me authority over you; the authority to tread on the cobra; authority to trample the great lion and the serpent. Devil you are under my feet, and I intend to crush you with every ounce of fight that’s in me. Because I’m more than a conqueror. I’m an overcomer. And no weapon that you have now or in the future can stop or destroy me; it’ll never prosper or stand.
I know that I’m not fighting against flesh and blood. The word reminds me that it’s a fight against “the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” Ephesians 6:12. Because of this, I dont respond to him with my flesh, getting all upset, angry, stressed out. I know he’s the prince of darkness and the initiator of lies and deceipt. My responsibility in this battle is to put on the full armor of God and to “take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” Ephesians 6:17.
So I don’t know about you, but I intend to fight and fight and fight. This life isn’t easy. It’s war. Get used to it. As a girlfriend of mine always says, “the devil don’t waste ammunition on anybody he don’t see as a threat”. In other words, you’re a marked target because he sees you as a threat. So get up, lace up, strap up, step up. You’re a winner because God says so. And He’s got your back.