My one-year blogiversary is coming up, so this is kind of a "Best of The Lazy Christian" week! Or maybe just a "Least Mediocre of The Lazy Christian" week.
A lot of people found this post really empowering. I'm glad! I actually wrote this as a script that our drama ministry performed during a service on Sunday morning. If your church has a drama ministry and you would like the script version of this, please e-mail me at TheLazyChristian at yahoo dot com and I'll send it to you. Originally posted March 28, 2011.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
Are you dangerous?