“And Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him: for thou art but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth. And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his father’s sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock:
And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth: and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him.
Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the living God. David said moreover,
The LORD that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine.
And Saul said unto David, Go , and the LORD be with thee.” 1 Samuel 17:33-37
Ever felt trapped, option-less, bullied, hopeless, or even backed in a corner? I am confident that these tactics can challenge the most prepared saints and have the potential to drain every ounce of the Divine fight out of you if you allow this demonic strategy to prevail. I am here to proclaim to you today that you are not trapped! You have many options awaiting you in Jesus! Your hope may be misplaced; but this too can be remedied! And if you are backed in a corner today then YOU CAN COME OUT FIGHTING!!! Your God has not turned a deaf ear to you. Today is your day. Just as a lion and a bear came out after a lamb entrusted to David’s flock, and he went out after them, smote them, and delivered the lamb, so can you!
Has the beast now turned and is after you? You too, can catch it, smight it and slay it. There is nothing that is coming against you that you have not already been given the power and authority to defeat. “(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;” 2 Cor. 10:4 “For this purpose the Son of God was manifested , that he might destroy the works of the devil.” 1 John 3:8)
You see, the LORD delivered David. David’s confidence was not in his own strength but in God’s. David followed after God and used his instinct to protect and God delivered him time and time again. So it is with you. The Lord has delivered you and He will deliver you…. Your part is to SUBMIT and RESIST! This is action.
You must resist! There are many things I do to resist the devil. I have listed a few of the ways I have seen incredible victory by adding them to my life:
- Submit (Submit to what God is saying to you first. This is the premise to all victory.)
- Praise (sometimes I play praise music and keep it playing day and night)
- Fast (This might be a meal or meals, depending on the needs you have)
- Shout (shout unto God with a voice of triumph! God inhabits the praises of His people. I might walk around my house and yell praises like, Hallelujah(this means “Celebrate God”), Praise the Lord, Glory to God, etc.
- Pray (1 can put 1,000 to flight; 2 can put 10,000…..get a prayer partner to agree with you when you can. Pray boldly!)
- Tell the devil to shut up! (I mean literally, tell the devil to shut up! Every time a feeling other than peace and joy are in your life (unless of course there are especially difficult circumstances as in a death in the family, etc.) take authority over the enemy that is speaking his influence into your life through heaviness and oppression.)
- Call upon the name of the Lord, cry out to the Lord (This I mean literally too! “Jesus, help me! Jesus, I need you!”
- Read the scripture out loud (I usually go directly to the Psalms for this one)
- Anoint your house, your kids, your husband and even your dog if need be, with oil(I use olive oil). (Messiah means anointed one. In the OT, they anointed the doorposts with blood so that the death angel would pass. It is extremely powerful to anoint with oil even today. It symbolizes Christ and his blood on the doorpost of your life and dwelling. I practice this regularly when I feel the intense heat of opposition in my life or in my home and let the residue of the Anointed speak for me.)
- Stand. Stand still, be still, wait. (Sometimes this is the hardest. Sometimes this is the easiest. Depends on the fight.)
Get your arsenal ready and let the GRACE of God flow like never before through your life to see those ancient, intimidating, and familiar foes excised from your midst and the lives of your loved ones! You have been given all authority “Behold , I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” Luke 10:19
If this has spoken to you today, go back and obey where you heard God speak last. Then, use this Divine power to resist like never before. God will do the delivering, you just concentrate on the resisting! SUBMIT and RESIST! God will DELIVER you and he will FLEE!