In the county next to us yesterday a man was spotted walking near the public school with a gun. Someone called the authorities and the school was placed on lockdown. Quick measures for the students’ safety were very much appreciated. Turns out though, the gun in question was a simple b.b. pellet rifle. And the man was just walking. Neither the weapon nor the man were dangerous. But it sure appeared that it could have been a serious situation.
Oh beloved, God wants you to know this morning that no matter what you see that looks so menacing, you are safe in Christ. Not only that, the weapons of OUR warfare are mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds – whatever is coming against you has no real power over you. The enemy has come against you in powerful ways and wants to cause mass destruction. You have felt the power and seen what appears to be the most powerful weapons. But you, beloved, have the mind of Christ. You are endowed with greater strength than you realize. You aren’t under the curse of Satan, rather he is crushed under the feet of Jesus and therefore under your feet. While the school had to go under lockdown, and everyone is thankful for their quick response, you will never need to fear the lockdown of the enemy. God has given you the ability to come out of the pit, to be loosed of the chains that bound you and to live free and victorious. Others may tell you that you were born that way or you can’t help yourself or there’s nothing you can do. The truth is, when we are born again, we are loosed and we are set free to be full of the knowledge of the Lord and endowed with His weaponry of faith!
This is a win win situation. Don’t shed another tear over past regrets, don’t dwell on who you were before Christ, don’t dig up the old man, and don’t wonder if you will make it. Your destiny lies in knowing who you are in Christ and living like you believe it. The enemy won’t just let you go free for no reason, but you have the Reason for Hope within you and you walk in Liberty.
God loves you and He’s for you! If you’re constantly afraid of the enemy’s lies and you can’t seem to live the victorious life, it’s time to start speaking the Word and believing what Christ has done for you. Rejoice that today is your day for unlocking the Truth and walking out into freedom without fear as you live in the light of God’s glorious truth about you!
2 Corinthians 10:3-5 For though we walk in the flesh [as mortal men], we are not carrying on our [spiritual] warfare according to the flesh and using the weapons of man. The weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood]. Our weapons are divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. We are destroying sophisticated arguments and every exalted and proud thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought and purpose captive to the obedience of Christ
2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
Romans 8:15 For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, “Abba! Father!”