Satan has gathered his forces to blast forth in these last days. All who love Jesus are under attack physically, mentally, spiritually. If you are feeling depressed for no apparent reason, confused about spiritual things, suffering from a physical ailment, do not fear; the answer is that the enemy is after you.
Good news is bigger, stronger, more powerful: You are under attack because the enemy is afraid of you! He does not want you to know your strength, your ability as a warrior. Oh yes, you are a warrior for Jesus! God Himself indwells you, enables you, protects you.
2 Samuel 22:2-3(NLT)
He sang: “The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection.He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety.
No matter the danger one faces, our God is a shield over us, and none can harm us. Journey through life knowing in faith that within you waits a solidity, an unconquerable force that is constantly ready to burst forth when it is needed. Faith in God brings His promises into life.
Psalm 34:6-8 (AMP)
6-7 This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.
The Angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him [who revere and worship Him with awe] and each of them He delivers.
8 O taste and see that the Lord [our God] is good! Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man who trusts and takes refuge in Him.
[This is a picture of a statue in Hungary. It was put up while this country was under Communist rule. After they gained their freedom, they gathered all the statues into one place as a reminder to themselves. I do not know what this one represented to the captors, but I see a strong people fighting for freedom; this strength is what God puts in each of us.]
Stand strong knowing you are dressed in the armor of God and are fully equipped to face down any enemy. Allow faith to set your knees and raise the sword of the Word high above your head. Jesus is the Word. He is unconquerable! Staunchly set your mind in determination that none can win against you, because you are armed by Almighty God, and move on to victory!
10-11 In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him [that strength which His boundless might provides].
Put on God’s whole armor [the armor of a heavy-armed soldier which God supplies], that you may be able successfully to stand up against [all] the strategies and the deceits of the devil.
12 For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere.
13-15 Therefore put on God’s complete armor, that you may be able to resist and stand your ground on the evil day [of danger], and, having done all [the crisis demands], to stand [firmly in your place]. Stand therefore [hold your ground], having tightened the belt of truth around your loins and having put on the breastplate of integrity and of moral rectitude and right standing with God, And having shod your feet in preparation [to face the enemy with the firm-footed stability, the promptness, and the readiness produced by the good news] of the Gospel of peace.
16-17 Lift up over all the [covering] shield of saving faith, upon which you can quench all the flaming missiles of the wicked [one]. And take the helmet of salvation and the sword that the Spirit wields, which is the Word of God.
There is no question that we are able to confront any tactics of the enemy and achieve victory! Jesus already won the battle. We take our position of faith and watch the defeat of satan. We are protected, enabled, enforced, covered, shielded at all times. Entrench yourself in the Word of God; let the Word fill your spirit, and you will feel the rising up of a pillar of steel within yourself, a knowing determination that you can put the enemy on the run. You are empowered by Almighty God and cannot be defeated. Stand ready and armed with your faith and with the Word of God!