Sunday, 4 July 2010

"Use Your Authority!”

“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).

There are two ways we normally respond to the enemy’s schemes: attack or defense. One is correct and the other one is wrong and so the LORD showed me a powerful principle in dealing with the evil attacks of satan which I would like to share with you here.

Recently my husband and I went to have a look at a house. As we approached it we saw that there was a fence around the house and a gate. We opened the gate and left if open as we were going to return to our car soon. And so as we were walking toward the house suddenly out of nowhere and totally unexpected a black old dog came running along the fence and started to bark at us. My heart pounded heavily in fear as I realized that we had left the gate open and so my imagination went wild. He so much reminded me of a dangerous black gepard.

And sure enough he walked through the gate and followed us around the house. I said to my husband “He is following us. What shall we do?” My husband was of course ahead of me and already had a plan! He grabbed a wooden log with two screws attached to it, lifted it up high and demonstrated to the dog that he was in charge. With a loud voice he rebuked the dog. I felt an instant shift of power, relief and complete safety. I so admired my husband for doing this. He said “Don’t worry honey. It’s going to be alright. If he attacks us I am going to hit him with this log”.

It was such a strong experience I made that day, as I saw that by declaring out loud and using a weapon the threat immediately evaporated. It was quite amazing, that although the dog was still there, he was no threat to me anymore because my husband was ready to fight as he showed boldness and determination.

You need to remember the truth! Satan lost the battle over 2000 years ago as Jesus conquered him on the Cross of Calvary. He took all the keys from him and stripped him of all his power. Like with this dog that barked so loud, all satan now is allowed to do is roar. So do not retreat in defense but take a stand for Jesus and be determined to attack. Exercise your authority as a child of God by lifting up your sword that is Word of God. Declare that you are in charge and that you are ready to punish any disobedience. By doing this you will expose his true character and no longer fall for his ridiculous performance. So go now and live in the victory and freedom the LORD intended for you.

Have a wonderfully blessed day!

Suzanne Tanner

1 comment:

  1. Powerful! Using our authority instead of allowing fear to be in control of a situation... I love how life moments can teach us such powerful truths!!!