Monday, March 28, 2011

Call to War

You are dangerous.

Did you know that?

You are a threat.

If you only knew.

The world would be different if everyone knew.

Do you know that he’s scared of you?

That he’ll run from you?

Resist the devil, and he will flee.

Stand up to him, and he’ll show his cowardice.

But…

Do you know how to stand up to him?

Do you know how to be a threat?

You have one weapon.

You only need one weapon.

Just say the Word.

Jesus did.

“If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”

“It is written, ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’”

When Satan tells you to worry and be afraid, tell him:

I won’t be anxious about anything! In all things, through prayer and petition, I’ll present my requests to God, and his peace, which is beyond all understanding, will guard my heart and my mind in Christ Jesus.

When Satan wants you to doubt God and His love for you, say:

Neither life nor death, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate me from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus, my Lord.

When Satan wants you to believe that God will abandon you, that God will leave you alone and helpless, you tell him:

God began a good work in me, and He will carry it to completion!

Then watch Satan run.

Watch his demons scatter.

He can’t stand up to God.

He has already lost. He knows it.

His only revenge is to break us down.

Tempt us.

Lie to us.

Get us to doubt.

But God is bigger than temptation and lies and doubt.

God will help us.

God has helped us.

All we need to do is prepare.

Before temptation comes. Before we are attacked.

We need to be equipped with an arsenal of Truth.

We must have strength of conviction.

We must surrender to the sheer strength of the Lord.

First, submit to God.

Submit to God and know His Word.

Submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

Be dangerous.


Are you dangerous?


10 comments:

  1. We just heard a sermon on this yesterday. The pastor recommended sticking close to God. He knows how to fight the battle. He also pointed out how Americans tend to live leisurely.

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  2. We have to be strong, because he fights tough and he fights dirty.

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  3. I AM dangerous. Sometimes to myself. Need to work on that ;)

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  4. Such a strong and inspiring post.

    P.S. You are showing up as no-reply on my blog, so I'm replying to your comment here- I think Zumba is MUCH MORE Of a workout than being on the treadmill! I was just talking about starting out- for me, I had to build up stamina to be able to go to a class!

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  5. Some times being dangerous is scary. It's intimidating to walk into a fight you know is going to be difficult. Good thing I know the One who has gone before me to prepare the way . . . .

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  6. Thanks for the encouragement to keep fighting the fight or calling on the One who has already won the fight. Rachel I awarded you a blog award on my last post. I hope you'll accept.

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  7. I love this post, Rachael. I definitely feel dangerous now. :)

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  8. I needed to be reminded of the power I have, especially after a really tough day like today. Thanks!!!!!

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  9. Be dangerous. I like that - in the right context of course.(lol !) Living righteously is to be a danger and a threat to Satan. The fervent prayers of a righteous man availeth much. Satan's darts are useless when our hearts are set on thanking & praising God in all circumstances. And the devil had better flee when I hold up my shield of faith and wield the WORD. Amen !
    Thanks for this fantastic post. :)

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  10. I was baptized on Sunday and have suited up in God's armor. I am loving being dangerous and strengthened by Him.
    Great post!

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