"Let the redeemed of the Lord speak out, whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy" (Ps. 107:2).
According to the word of the Lord, we've been redeemed from the hand of the enemy. Do we believe it? Or do we still underestimate the power of the Lord within us? At first, many will respond with a reassuring response, "No!" But when difficulties designed by the enemy come our way to steal, to kill and to destroy us, many of God's people cave into the attack of the enemy, often without any form of resistance. This response to Satan's tactics is not right. We are to believe what God says about His redemptive hand upon us. And what does He say about our redemption from our enemy?
"When you go out to battle against your enemies and see horses and chariots and people more numerous than you, do not be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, who brought you up from the land of Egypt, is with you" (Deut. 20:1). Do not to be afraid of the size of the attack or being outnumbered; in this case, do not fear the number of people rising against you. And I want to encourage you that sometimes the enemy is not people rising against you at all, but it could be a disease, the cell count of HIV or other disease in your body. No matter the number rising against your health and life, don't be afraid, because God is with you.
""Pay attention all Judah, and those dwelling in Jerusalem, and King Jehoshaphat: Thus says the Lord to you, 'Do not fear, nor be dismayed because of this great army, for the battle is not yours, but God's'" (2 Chron. 20:15). Again, don't be afraid of the size of the multitude rising against you, no matter if the multitude is people or sickness or some other form of attack; remember, the battle belongs to the Lord. And according to the Scriptures, Jesus won the battle for us at Calvary. "But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!" (1 Cor. 15:57).
"For they did not take possession of the land by their own sword, nor did their own arm save them; but it was Your right hand, and Your arm,
and the light of Your countenance, because You had favor on them" (Ps. 44:3-7). These battles are not won in our own strength, but in His, and in His manifested presence. "'This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel, saying: Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord of Hosts'" (Zech. 4:6).
Clearly throughout Scripture, our God paid the price through His Son; our Redeemer, Jesus Christ, paid the price for our victory; and now it is up to us to trust in His righteous right hand upon us to uphold and deliver us through these vicious attacks of the enemy in whatever form they come against us.
"Do you not know that all those who run in a race run, but one receives the prize? So run, that you may obtain it" (1 Cor. 9:24). If you will run your race according to God's Word, you will live in the victory He provided for us.
But as with any and all promises of God, living victoriously is a choice. "I press toward the goal to the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus" (Phil. 3:14).
And the only way to victory against our enemy, Satan, is by our faith in our Lord, Jesus Christ. "For whoever is born of God overcomes the world, and the victory that overcomes the world is our faith" (1 John 5:4).
And He has given everything we need to overcome the wicked attacks of the enemy: His authority (see Luke 10:19), His supernatural power, unconditional love and the mind of Christ (see 2 Tim. 1:7), His resurrection power (see Rom. 8:11), the power of faith (see Heb. 11:1), the supernatural strength in joy (see Neh. 8:10b), life and healing in His Word (Prov. 4:20-22) and so much more.
Be confident and speak the truth that you are victorious in Christ, and no matter what comes your way, you'll fight the good fight of faith and complete the race as one who knows they are redeemed by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony (see Rev. 12:11).
Becky Dvorak is a prophetic healing evangelist and the author of DARE to Believe, Greater Than Magic and The Healing Creed. Visit her at authorbeckydvorak.com.
This article originally appeared at authorbeckydvorak.com.
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