Victor 2

 armour-onlineOh how the battles seem to rage long and hard in the midst of them, where troubles come from every direction, in ways we’ve never experienced before and the other side is not fighting fairly. Alas, the unfairness and dirty ways should be no surprise, the enemy pulls out every deceitful and hurtful tactic to come at us with. He studies his targets in order to know how to inflict the greatest pain. He uses circumstances, piling them one on top another, trying to wear us down; he even uses people, worst of all our loved ones and closest friends. He launches every fiery dart in his arsenal desiring to bring us down; he is already defeated and wants us to be as well.
   In low and dark periods we may be inclined to turn our thoughts from focusing heavenward to focusing inward, thinking about worst case scenarios and even begin complaining to God. As we do, if we’re willing to hear, we might just detect Him saying, “Hear My whispers, don’t be anxious, I am here – you are not alone in this situation. I know it does not seem fair what you are enduring and your right, it isn’t. Let my grace be sufficient to carry you, let my love cradle you and comfort your hurting heart. Let my joy fill you and strengthen you for each new day. Don’t hold on to the injustice, it will only weigh you down, let my righteousness fill you and be the wind beneath your wings to raise you to new heights. As you react with a different spirit than those who attack you – hot coals will be heaped upon them. They will know I am in you, that I am your victor, and the victory you walk in. Be strong and of good courage, the final battle will be yours. Grace and peace to you my beloved one.”
   One day we will have complete freedom from the adversary and his wily ways; until that day arrives let us take a stance of a victor over – versus victim of, the defeated foe, being aware of his cunning ways while knowing who we are in Christ Jesus, full of authority to be an overcomer, a victor. Luke 10:19 (AMP) tells us “Listen carefully: I have given you authority [that you now possess] to tread on serpents and scorpions, and [the ability to exercise authority] over all the power of the enemy (Satan); and nothing will [in any way] harm you”. The enemy would try to have us think differently, that we are defeated and helpless, but whose report will we choose to believe?
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