Who said? I remember saying that often to my sister when she tried to boss me around. Like, who gave you authority to tell me what to do. Have you ever questioned? Especially when someone tells you something you don’t want to hear? I have! Man, it’s something I’ve struggled with most of my life. I know this comes as a huge surprise to most of you. LOL!
Luke 10:19 NLT, “Look, I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy, and you can walk among snakes and scorpions and crush them. Nothing will injure you.” We think of enemies as something we can see, but did you know that the biggest enemy we face is unseen? That’s right! II Corinth 10:4 says, “We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments.”
It’s time we started back talking the devil! Who says, liar! Who says, I’m sick-liar! By His stripes I’m healed! Who says I’m broke-liar! My God will supply all my needs! Who says I’m afraid-liar! He gave his angels charge over me to keep me in all my ways. 1000 may fall here and 10,000 may fall there but it won’t come near me! We need to learn to recognize the lies we’re being told and stop believing those lies, but we can’t if we first don’t know the truth.
Know who you are! Know your authority! Use your weapons because they are mighty-Use the Word. Every one of the things said in the previous paragraph is taken from the Word, but if you don’t know it, you can’t use it. When Jesus had the face-off with Satan in the wilderness, He answered every question and temptation with the Word of God. Funny, the Word that became flesh used the Word of God to overcome the lies of the devil. Why would we do anything less?
Father, every day I think on Your Word and the power behind them. Each time I speak Your Word, You watch over it. I will not entertain the thoughts and plans of the enemy when Your plans are so much better. In You I live and move and have my very life. You said it so I say it. Your Words are life and health to my flesh. I’m excited to do this day with You. May those around me know and recognize the Word alive in me. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.