Friday, January 9, 2015
The devil, satan, is real. This was the hardest thing to believe when I first came to the Lord. Yet when you consider Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler, the Holocaust, and Hitler’s obsession with destroying the Jewish people, no words less than satanic can describe it. Hitler was a man possessed and used by satan; one who spoke the enemy’s words. The truth is, that Hitler was afraid of the Jewish people. Though the enemy goes about as a roaring lion to destroy God’s ancient people Israel, he is actually scared of them because from them came Messiah, and from them will come the Kingdom. He is scared of you too if you are a born-again child of God who walks according to God’s will. The enemy is afraid of you because you have the power to defeat him and to undo his work. So if you are receiving special opposition from the enemy and going through tough times, praise God! Take all that opposition and all the troubles you are going through as encouragement to press ahead in the will and the power of Messiah. And give the devil even more to fear.
Mission: Persevere through your struggles today, punch through, push through and be encouraged that the battle is the Lord’s and the victory has already been won!
Read: Scripture: 1 John 4:4
excerpt from daily devotional from Hope of the World Daily Sapphire. http://www.hopefortheworld.org