“Enlarge the place of your tent, And let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings;
Do not spare; Lengthen your cords, And strengthen your stakes. For you shall expand to the right and to the left. And your descendants will inherit the nations. And make the desolate cities inhabited.” Isaiah 54:2-3 NKJV
My teenage years were plagued by nightmares and demonic manifestations. Sometimes I was left wondering what was real and what wasn’t. Drug abuse and a history of witchcraft in my family opened a doorway to evil only Jesus could slam shut.
I found three instruction manuals on witchcraft. Each of them was different. All of them were evil. I burned them in an old hibachi grill. That night three demons dressed in traditional tribal garb came out of the darkness towards me.
I was frozen with fear as they grew closer and larger. I could not even speak. I was finally able to whisper the name of Jesus. A whisper became a cry for help. The demons retreated into the darkness. Was I dreaming? Was I attacked? I really don’t know.
I know I took a very naïve step of faith against evil. I pray God will give me the discernment and faith to do it again!
This week the families of murder victims gathered together to remember their beloved. Will it make a difference? I don’t know. I do know they shined the light on God’s love. They took a stand against the darkness. They walked in the victorious name of Jesus!
The name of Jesus is a light in the darkness! Jesus is not just a mighty warrior. He is the king of the fight!
Jesus has already defeated sin and death. The devil’s schemes and minions have already been overthrown. We do not yet see the victory. That does not make it any less a reality. We must learn to walk in Jesus’ victory. The hope we have in Jesus is a reality!
Jesus’ victory at Calvary crushed Satan’s head. We do not have to cower in fear of Satan. We can step out in faith with the boldness and assurance that Jesus is with us everywhere we go. He goes before us today. Jesus is our rear guard today!
Stretch out your hand to do all that Jesus puts in your heart. Don’t be afraid of making mistakes for the glory of God. If it’s biblical and lifts up the name of Jesus the Lord will be with you. If it’s biblical and blesses His people Jesus will equip you!
Jesus’ victory makes you a mighty warrior when you serve Him in faith!
We will not all be rich and famous. We can all be filled with the Spirit of God. We can serve God in His wisdom and power. We can serve Jesus by making His name famous among the people groups and nations of our world!
Because Jesus lived a sinless life, sacrificed Himself for our sin and rose again you can walk in victory today!
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