"The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds." (2 Corinthians 10:4)
Sometimes in our walk of faith, we encounter circumstances that pose some serious challenges to our faith. It could be in your health or your finances. You’ve done everything you thought you should do, and applied all the principles you know of, yet nothing seemed to have changed. Now, you’re thinking what next to do.
First, it’s important you realize that there’s an adversary who’s all out to oppose the Gospel and God’s children.
(1 Peter 5:8-9)
"Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world."
"...be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil."
Satan, the adversary, is a defeated foe; he has no power. All he functions with are his wiles and stratagems. However, according to the Scriptures, you’ve already overcome him.
(1 John 4:4)
"You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world."
What you’re expected to do is act on the Word; act on what we read in Ephesians 6:10-11: put on the whole armor of God.
Those who don’t have the whole armor on are vulnerable. Verse 12 of Ephesians 6 lets us know why you’re to keep the whole armor on.
"For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places."
Satan, the adversary, tries to sway you from the truth of God’s Word; He tries to get you to cave in under pressure, and give up on the Word. But refuse to give up or give in; rather, do what the Word says: resist the devil.
"Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you."
"And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony..."
No matter what the enemy throws at you, be unflustered; maintain your victory. Keep affirming who you are in Christ, your trust in His unfailing Word and power, and you’ll always prevail.
I'm more than a conqueror; I've overcome Satan, the world, and its systems. I'm reigning in life through Jesus Christ, and walking in the light of my divine inheritance. All things are mine in His Name. Hallelujah!
Further Study: 2 Corinthians 2:14; 1 John 5:4; 1 Peter 5:8-9