Deeper Day 232: Don’t Be Intimidated

There has been a ton of intimidation happening in America, as of late. The enemy has been openly gnashing his teeth at every possible occasion. It can feel as if all is lost and hopeless, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.

Remember how we talked about walking through the fire yesterday? Well, this intimidating spirit is one part of the fire we must proceed through, but we have no reason to fear. We have the God of the universe on our side. The One Who created the world and everything in it with just a word, stands guard over those who love Him. And remember this, our God is a consuming fire. His fire consumes all others.

When you begin to feel the flames of intimidation spark around you again. When you feel hopeless because the only sound you hear is in opposition to God and His people, don’t fear because it’s just the shouts of the enemy trying to drown out the Hope of the world even though he knows he can’t.

That spirit of intimidation doesn’t come from God.

How do you fight intimidation? Well, in much the same way as you deal with a wild animal that rushes toward you. You stand your ground. Stare the opposition in the face and firmly trust the One Who is the foundation of the world. Don’t let that which can be shaken try to shake that which is set upon a firm foundation.

The enemy knows he has lost the war. All he’s doing now is trying to cause as much damage as possible. Don’t lose sight of the fact that the “mob” is operating from a spirit. You aren’t fighting against people, rather principalities of darkness. The people who are screaming and intimidating others also need to be saved. They need Jesus. They need to be set free of that spirit so they too can dwell in perfect peace.

The other day when I was thinking about the wicked actions of a certain celebrity, God began to convict my heart and He provoked me to ask Him about her heart. I saw her as a little girl, then I saw things that had been done to her. The sinful actions of others toward her had never been healed in her heart. She doesn’t know her true worth and value, so of course, she’s attempting to get it in sinful and damaging ways.

The world needs a Savior.

Prayer Moment: God, help me to respond to the spirit of intimidation the right way. Give me courage to stand with and for You at all times. Teach me how to walk out love for those who act unlovable. God, bring their hearts to You. Visit them in dreams and visions. Heal their hearts. The world needs You. Please come. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge. Proverbs 14:32

A kind man benefits himself, but a cruel man brings trouble on himself.              Proverbs 11:17

Be sure of this: The wicked will not go unpunished, but those who are righteous will go free. Proverbs 11:21