Yesterday I had this thought, “Let me be so distracted away from the enemy that his arrows have no affect on me.” The idea of that thought struck my spirit. I then saw a toy plastic bow and arrow and imagined an arrow shooting at me from it and chuckled because the arrow didn’t even make it all the way to me. Then I understood, I should be aware that the enemy is around, but I am to be so focused on God and what He’s doing that I don’t fear the enemy’s arrows. If I do that, then his arrows will have zero affect on me.
Next, I saw myself drenched in water and I heard, “Be so wet with the Holy Spirit that even fiery darts are put out when they come near you.” If I stay soaked in Holy Spirit, then no weapon formed against me shall prosper.
WOW! Yes Lord! Let it be so.
Have you ever been around people who are so afraid to move forward in the Lord, or even life, because they are convinced the enemy is lying in wait to attack them as soon as they do? When I hear people talk this way it makes me so sad because it shows they have let their view of the enemy exceed their view of God. In other words, they are so focused on being attacked, it crowds out what they can see. They are not focused in the right direction. We’ve probably all been guilty of this at one time or another, but we don’t have to be any more. What if we became so convinced that God is good, and He will protect us, that we don’t fear the enemy’s schemes or plans ever again?
The truth is, God has already won. We are, in essence, running a victory lap called life. We are able to walk in victory. Let that soak in. Jesus died on the cross before one of us was born. The victory has already been won. The end is set. The enemy has already lost. That’s why he’s always throwing such a fit. But I ask you, what is the best thing to do when a toddler is throwing a temper tantrum? Ignore it. When my babies would throw a tantrum, I would simply walk away. It was never long before they picked themselves up off the floor and came back to me calmly. Why not do this with the enemy of our soul? He comes in kicking and screaming, and so often we become consumed with what is going on. We quickly lose focus on the Father and suddenly life is in complete turmoil. But what might happen if we take that control away from him again? Resist the enemy and he will flee. That’s a fact.
We no longer have to be tossed around by the waves of this world. Remember our Lighthouse? If we stay focused on Him no matter what, it won’t be long until life becomes much more peaceful. But if we continue to look for the enemy to throw kinks into our plans, then he will be happy to oblige.
Resist the enemy and he will flee.
Resist the enemy and he will flee.
The next time you feel arrows pointed your direction, begin to immediately focus on God and His goodness. That will throw water on those fiery darts. Begin to praise God no matter what your circumstances look like. That will cause those arrows to lose momentum. Worship God in all things and praise His name. The enemy will flee.
He has the whole world in His hands. What do we have to fear?
“No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; and every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their vindication is from Me.” declares the Lord. Isaiah 54:17
In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. Ephesians 6:16
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7