Do you fear even talking about the devil and his demons for fear that they might overcome you?
Would you be hesitant in dealing with someone who is demon-possessed or minimally oppressed by the enemy?
C. S. Lewis once wrote that we often fall prey to two equal yet opposite errors concerning the Devil.
Sometimes we take him far too seriously. Other times we do not take him seriously enough.
So, the Devil is happy if you are preoccupied with him all day long.
And he's just as happy when you hardly give him a thought at all.
I believe that most of us fall into the latter error—we don't take him seriously enough.
We need to be reminded that Satan is a living enemy, crafty in the way he seeks our destruction.
We wonder why there is so much violence on our streets and in our homes.
We wonder why there is so much greed.
We wonder why our sexuality is so backwards. It's Satan!
Satan is preoccupied with your relationship with Christ and your relationship in Christ's cause.
Before you became a Christian, his main interest was to blind you to the truth about Christ.
Satan sought to seduce you into his terrain. Once you become a Christian, he will do everything he can to render you ineffective for Christ and Christ's cause.
At the same time you can overcome him with the boldness and authority that is given you through Jesus Christ - and your standing in God.
You do not need to fear the enemy!
You do not need to fear the enemy because you are a child of God!
I encourage you to realize who you are in Jesus!
You have been given a spirit of power, and of love, and of a sound mind!
Repeat after me:
"In Jesus, I am an overcomer."
"In the name of Jesus, I bind and cast out all spirits that would attempt to keep me in a low place."
"Lord, You are the God of the valleys. Cast out every valley spirit in the name of Jesus!"
"In the name of Jesus, I break and divide every demonic confederacy against my life."
"Greater is He in me, than He who lives in the world!"
Just a thought for a Wednesday.