Deuteronomy 33:27 (NLT) The eternal God is your refuge, and his everlasting arms are under you. He drives out the enemy before you; he cries out, ‘Destroy them!’
Sade had certain enemies in her neighborhood and she knew this. She was aware that they were willing to do everything within their power to destroy her.
There was a particular day that one of them buried a ram in the neighborhood to make incantations against her. She was aware of all these, but she never forgot that the eternal God is her refuge.
She understood that the real enmity against her was spiritual. Principalities and powers were only using those neighbors to try and get her (see Eph 6:12). So she did not focus her prayer on destroying her neighbors, but she focused her prayers against the evil spirits using them. This wisdom made her prayers infinitely more powerful. The Lord kept blessing her in the presence of her enemies. It became clear to her that her enemies were being destroyed.
Many times, believers fear because they forget that the eternal God is their refuge. They give in to the threats of their enemies and act according to fear, not faith.
Fear is a limiting spiritual force that leaves people exposed. It attempts to disengage your shield of faith because it works against faith.
Go into today remembering that the Eternal God is your refuge. His everlasting arms are under you and He drives out your enemies from before you.
Prayer: thank you Lord for showing me through your word who my real enemies are; they are principalities and powers (Eph 6:12). I receive the grace to totally destroy them from before me in Jesus’ name. Amen.
—Abraham Damilola Arigi
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