We have heard how the Lord dried up the water of the Red Sea for you when you came out of Egypt, and what you did to Sihon and Og, the two kings of the Amorites east of the Jordan, whom you completely destroyed. When we heard of it, our hearts melted in fear and everyone’s courage failed because of you, for the Lord your God is God in heaven above and on the earth below. (Joshua 2:10, 11 NIV)
It is no secret that there is much darkness in the world. You don’t need to go far to hear people talking about what the devil is up to. The devil is certainly busy, but this is why Peter tells us, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:” (1 Peter 5:8 KJV). However, the opening scripture gives us insight to how the enemy truly feels about children of God. In the Old Testament, anyone who had witnessed first hand or even heard of the might of the armies of Israel cowered in fear. They knew that if they fought against those whom God claimed as His own, they would be defeated.
It was amazing how God helped the children of Israel in their battles, but what we have now is far greater; Jesus has already given us the victory! We don’t even need to fearfully acknowledge the devil’s schemes because they will never succeed. The Bible says, “And on that cross Christ freed himself from the power of the spiritual rulers and authorities; he made a public spectacle of them by leading them as captives in his victory procession. (Colossians 2:15 GNTD). Do you see it now? Christ’s victory for us was not a secret one. It was one that was made public and continues to be celebrated to this day as more and more souls come into the knowledge of it. The devil knows he’s been defeated so there’s no need to fear anything he does, no matter how sinister it may appear. He’s the one who should be afraid of you! Walk with this consciousness always.
Today, there is a lot of talk about what the devil is doing through men; cults, mass murders, secret societies, demon worshipers, etc. None of these things should move you. King David, speaking with absolute confidence in God’s ability to defeat those who came against him said, “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell. (Psalms 27:1, 2 KJV). Mind you, David didn’t even have the same type of salvation we have today. If he could speak that boldly of God, we should speak even more boldly as proclaimed victors in Christ!
Before ascending to Heaven, Jesus told His disciples, “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. (Luke 10:19 KJV). Glory to God, we have His authority! Furthermore, the Bible says of Jesus, “Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; (Philippians 2:9, 10 KJV). Everything in this universe is subject to the name of Jesus. No matter how dark things may seem, always remember that the enemy is afraid of you because of the authority given to you in Christ. HALLELUJAH!