Enjoy the Fight!
Ive seen it happen more times than I can count. Someone hears the faith message. They find out that if theyll base their prayers on the Word, they can have anything they ask from God. They read Mark 11:24 where Jesus said, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them, and theyre quick to obey. They pray, believe that they receive, shout the victory…and then the devil comes and knocks them flat on their backs. Why? Because they werent properly prepared to defend themselves against his attacks. The moment you take a faith stand, he gets more aggressive than ever. But dont let that bother you. You can whip him every time if youll use these four steps to defeat Satans attack. 1) Make the decision. It takes a decision of your will to take a faith stand. The dictionary defines will as strong purpose, intention or determination. When you go to the Lord in prayer and believe you receive, you must have a strong purpose and determination not to waver until your answer comes. You must make an irrevocable decision to continue in your confession of faithno matter what. 2) Resist the devil. When he comes at you with images of failure or lack or sicknessrebuke those images instantly in the Name of Jesus. Then jerk your mind back to the Word of God and begin to say the scriptures out loud that apply to your situations. 3) Attend to the Word. Spend time in the Word of God every day. I know it sounds simple. Yet this is where so many believers miss it. 4) Speak faith only. The devil cant do anything to you if you wont open the door to him with your words. Satan doesnt have any authority over you. Jesus Christ is your Lord. Satan cant rob you unless you authorize that robbery yourself! Satan comes to get your words! Thats how he gets a foothold. Thats the four-point victory plan. If you follow it, it will work for you every time. I like what Ken says, A good fight is the one you win. So go ahead, enjoy the fightthe victory is already won! Deuteronomy 11-12; Acts 3 I fight the good fight of faith. Its a good fight because Jesus has already won it for me. 1 Timothy 6:12
Scripture Study: 2 Chronicles 20:14-17