Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Are You Under Attack? No, Never!

What are we saying when we state that we are 'under' something?  When we say we are 'under the weather' we mean that we don't feel well.  Apparently the term originated in the days when traveling involved an extensive time aboard ships.  During bad weather, passengers would get seasick due to the rocking and rolling of the ship.  Passengers would go below deck to avoid the bad weather, and where the movement of the vessel was less.  Therefore, under the storm, or bad weather.

We as Christians tend to say "I am under attack" when we ask for prayers to fight depression or illness.  When we are in a battle with the powers of darkness, we say we are 'under attack'.  I have said this myself many times.

But the Holy Spirit brought to my remembrance (John 14:26) that we are not under anything the devil has, is, or does!  We are only 'under' God's grace and His divine protection.

We have authority and dominion over the powers of darkness in Jesus' name (2 Cor 5:21)!  He descended into Hades for three days before rising to Heaven, and while He was down there praying for our sins, He took the keys back from Satan (Rev 1:18).

The devil can not ever be over us.  Never, never!  We are seated in heavenly places with Jesus (Eph 2:4-6)!  Our spirit man is alive and well with Jesus!

This 'body' man is being attacked, yes, but NOT from above, only from beneath.  We must remember that we have authority, close any gaps in our defenses with the full armor of God, and keep shouting the Word at the devil.  We have overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony! (Rev 12:11)

Be encouraged, dear Reader, that you have the final say in whether or not you allow the enemy's assaults to get to you.  Oh yes, he will keep attacking, trying to wear you down and take your mind off of your authority over him, and to keep your thoughts away from what is holy, and righteous, God Himself!  Smile and let the enemy know he has to look up to see the soles of your feet (Lk 10:19)!  We have victory in Jesus' name!  Hallelujah!


"But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you."  John 14:26 NKJV

"For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him."  2 Cor 5:21 NKJV

"I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore.  Amen.  And I have the keys of Hades and of Death."  Rev 1:18 NKJV
"Behold! I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and [physical and mental strength and ability] over all the power that the enemy [possesses]; and nothing shall in any way harm you."  Lk 10:19 AMP

But God was merciful! We were dead because of our sins, but God loved us so much that he made us alive with Christ, and God’s wonderful kindness is what saves you.  God raised us from death to life with Christ Jesus, and he has given us a place beside Christ in heaven.  God did this so that in the future world he could show how truly good and kind he is to us because of what Christ Jesus has done."  Eph 2:4-6 CEV 

8 comments:

  1. Amen, Deirdre. I'm not so good with common Christian parlance and I have grown weary of trying. So yesterday, (and I don't curse much) I just simply told the enemy to "go to hell." I thought it was kinda funny but I think I got my point across. :)

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    1. I admit, Linnea, I do that all the time. He's the only one that I say that to. Have a blessed day, and thank you for stopping by! Deirdre

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  2. Good Morning Deirde. Well spoken once again. If it weren't for God's love my life would certainly have turned out differently. Many Dreams would have never come true without his grace.
    And I must admit when times are tough, I say aloud "Satan, get the away!"

    God has so loved us all.

    Many Blessings to you for writing.

    Rosemary "Mamie" Adkins
    Extraordinary Dreams of an Ireland Traveler

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    1. Thank you Rosemary, we just have to keep in mind that God is always victorious and He has gone before us to conquer the enemy, we just have walk to that place ourselves. It may be hard, but through those trials we put one more foot in the Kingdom way! We ARE more than conquerers in Christ Jesus!!!

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  3. What a beautiful reminder, Deirdre. That's one of the benefits of growing older--you can look back and see where God has been there with you through all the valleys which gives you courage and trust for the future valleys.

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    1. Thank you, Sandra, God bless you today and always, that your eyes are always able to see His truth. Deirdre

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  4. Dierdre, this was so uplifting and so right on time. I have actually taken to telling Satan to go back to the bowels of Hell as he can't hurt me under my Savior's protection. I really could not survive physically, or emotionally if I didn't have Jesus within my own body as one with the Father and Holy spirit--how lonely my soul would be. Thanks for such a lovely inspiring message. I needed to hear it as these past weeks have been trying.

    Love, Micki

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    1. Micki, I am glad that this has been helpful. Yes, our battle with the enemy is a long and tiresome one. Keep drawing your strength from Heaven, because you "can do all things through Christ who strengthens" you!

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