Luke 4:5-8 – “Then the devil, taking Him up on a high mountain, showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. 6 And the devil said to Him, “All this authority I will give You, and their glory; for this has been delivered to me, and I give it to whomever I wish. 7 Therefore, if You will worship before me, all will be Yours.”
8 And Jesus answered and said to him, “Get behind Me, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve.'” NKJV
We are at War spiritually! Too often we focus on the giants that we are facing and as fear grips our hearts we turn and run. We seem to forget that this Walk, Work, and War is not without casualties and difficulty. WAR IS HELL! Natural war or spiritual war is terrible and difficult. We seem to have the idea that the devil is just going to walk away and leave us alone because we are Christians. Coming to Christ did not end the attempt of the devil to intimidate and influence our lives negatively. I declare that it does not matter that he will not voluntarily go away, we have the weapons, the victory, authority, and anointing to enforce the victory Jesus won at Calvary. We have to MAKE HIM GO in the Name of Jesus and with the weapons of our warfare that are mighty through God. We will either be Wimps or Warriors!
I have had people warn me not to preach this way because it will stir up the devil. WHAT? Either Jesus defeated him or he didn’t. What do we think the devil is going to do? He has threatened me before saying, “I’m going to kill you.” I remind him of the reality of Jesus’ victory and that he has no authority over me. The Lord quickened to my heart in one of those incidents, “Don’t you think he would have already killed you if he could?” We belong to Christ and the devil hates our Lord Jesus. IF we will stop being a whimpering, complaining, cowering Wimp and learn to stand in the name of Jesus, the devil will have to flee. THIS IS WAR and truly War is hell but in Jesus we have victory.
Believer, if we KNOW our inheritance in Jesus and truly understand and believe that the devil has been defeated and that we have been given power and authority over the devil we can ENFORCE THE VICTORY OF JESUS. We need to GET MAD at sin and the devil. We need to GET MAD at the deception that is far too evident in the lives of many. We need to determine that we are going to stand for God and having done all to stand we are going to stand.
David was a Warrior, not a Wimp. He was a shepherd boy tending his father’s flock, as instructed. He went to check on his brothers in the battle against the Philistines, as instructed. He came upon an incredible scene, one he found impossible to believe. Israel’s mighty army had taken on the characteristics of WIMPS rather than WARRIORS. This shepherd boy was stirred inside and he HEARD what the others could not see because of their fear. He SAW what they could not see because of their fear. They say an imposing intimidating undefeatable giant but David saw a defeated foe. He saw a strongman that must be defeated and plundered and he volunteered, “I will go fight and defeat the giant!” He was rebuked by his elder brother and questioned by the King but David’s stance was, “NO, I didn’t come to see the battle, I came to do it and win it. You, brother, came to watch, I came to Win!”
Remember the twelve spies Moses sent into Canaan? Ten of them were Wimps but two of them were Warriors and saw God’s victory rather than the obstacles and opposition. Ten saw giants, the whole land full of giants and saw themselves as grasshoppers in the eyes of the giants. NO, IT WASN’T. Some of it had giants but not all of it. The Wimps said, “We look like grasshoppers to them, we cannot go up.” The Warriors said, “We can do this because God said we can.” We are more than conquerors through Jesus!
God, bless you richly is my prayer!