I have noticed so many believers getting caught up in the fight against the evil one. So caught up that many believe we can’t really win. Others feel there’s an enemy around every corner, which isn’t altogether wrong…it’s just the wrong focus.
Look at this scripture…
Don’t wait in ambush at the home of the godly, and don’t raid the house where the godly live. The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again. But one disaster is enough to overthrow the wicked. Proverbs 24:15-16
Take heart!!! One disaster is enough to overthrow the wicked. This is good news. We have been beat back repeatedly, but just like scripture says, we are never destroyed…in fact, it only makes us stronger. But the wicked…it only takes one disaster to overthrow them. They have no hope. They have no foundation. They have no real strength. The principalities of darkness are not as strong as we give them credit for being.
In a contest, there is NO comparison between God and any other living thing. NONE. Never, ever forget that.
Live like you believe that and you will change the world.
But as for me, I will always proclaim what God has done; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob. For God says, “I will break the strength of the wicked, but I will increase the power of the godly.” Psalm 75:9-10
Remember that the wicked are always loud and raucous because that’s all they really have. They only have words. They have no real authority. No real action. God is God over all things and all powers and principalities must bow to Him…without exception. He is.
And while it’s good to celebrate the victory of the Lord, it’s not okay to rejoice over enemies stumbling.
Don’t rejoice when your enemies fall; don’t be happy when they stumble. For the Lord will be displeased with you and will turn His anger away from them. Proverbs 24:17-18
Those controlled by the wicked one, need God’s mercy just as we do. He desires them to all turn to Him. Don’t forget that sometimes it’s through the stumbling in our lives that we come to the reality of Jesus and our desperate need for Him.
I, too, once behaved as a wicked one. It was those who extended mercy to me during those seasons who helped draw me to His throne. He uses all of us, whether we are aware of it or not.
When faced with all kinds of evil, let’s be a people that remember that one disaster is all it takes to turn the tide. Don’t be afraid.