“Suddenly, a man in the synagogue who was possessed by an evil spirit began shouting, “Why are you interfering with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God!” – Mark 1:23-24

Satan wants nothing more than to completely destroy your life but Jesus Christ is divinely intervening on your behalf.

We may not be fighting against flesh and blood, brothers and sisters, but we surely are not fighting these unseen forces of darkness all alone!

The world around us may be raging out of control, with the enemy driving behind the wheel, but God is still sitting on the throne.

God alone is in full and complete control of the lives of His children, and will not allow any weapons formed against them to prevail! (See Is. 54:17)

This means that absolutely nothing can happen to you without God’s permission and whatever the enemy intends for evil, God will turn around and use for good. (See Genesis 50:20)

Being a Christian in Today’s World

As Christians, the life we now live is counter-cultural. It goes against the social norms and the popular vote.

People will make fun of us, mock us and even hate us simply because we follow Jesus; because He has called us out of this world as His own. (See John 15:9)

Life as Christ’s followers takes place on a battlefield, brothers and sisters, not a playground because we are at war with the enemy.

Satan may prowl around like a roaring lion looking for whom he can devour, but there is no need to be afraid.

“Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivers him out of them all!” (Psalm 34:19)

We are soldiers in the Lord of Heaven’s Army, and our Commander-in-Chief does not sleep! His eyes are constantly upon His children and every single battle we’ll ever encounter belongs to Him!

So stay encouraged and don’t lose hope. God is on your side and promises to never allow His righteous to fall. (See Psalm 55:22)

Your Father promises to exchange your weakness for His strength, and will you give a much needed daily dose of His all-sufficient grace!

The enemy does not have the upper hand in the life of a believer, God Almighty does. 

Satan and his army of demons may be trying to seek, kill and destroy you, but there is One greater than all of them!

Jesus Christ who lives inside of you is so much greater and more powerful than he who lives in the wicked and fallen world! (See 1 John 4:4)

Key Takeaway

When you accepted Jesus Christ into your heart He completely took over your life. Satan wants you to think you’re defenseless against his attacks but he is a liar!

The truth is, God is protecting you and has His angels encamped around you!

No longer will you be destroyed by the wiles of the devil. No longer are you fighting this spiritual battle all alone.

You do not fight for victory, you fight from victory!

As sons and daughters of the Most High King, we are to no longer walk around troubled, timid or afraid.

We are to put on the full amour of God every single day and remain steadfast, immovable and confident in our Savior’s ability to defend us, prepare us and lead us in victory, no matter who or what may come our way!

So stay encouraged no matter what you’re currently going through. God’s hands are not only holding the entire world, brothers and sisters, they are also lovingly holding you too.

Rest and rejoice in the presence of your Savior knowing wholeheartedly that He truly is your “refuge and strength, always ready to help you in times of trouble.” (Psalm 46:1)

Study Verses: Genesis 50:20, 1 John 4:4, 2 Corinthians 12:9