KEY SCRIPTURE: Matt 26:3.”Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, unto the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas”,
In the earlier verse to our key scripture, the Lord Jesus said He will be betrayed, arrested and crucified. Just afterwards, the scribes and Pharisees met to plan out how to take Jesus by a crafty way. To them it was a secret, yet God knew it, and Jesus was also very much aware of their scheming. Dear brother nothing takes God unawares.
He knows every plan, program, and every timing of the evil one. One may ask if every evil agenda is plain before the father of lights, why does He not stop him?
These are questions that has bothered the minds of many children of God. The first point to make clear to all and sundry is that, God has eternally defeated the devil, yet he allows him so that we may fulfill God’s agenda in that circumstance concerning our lives. We bring glory to God, by doing what the word says, in that situation. Our business as children of God, is to deepen our fellowship with our father such that, we would always know what He would want us to do, and how He wants us to behave. The Lord Jesus had a very strong and cordial relationship with the father such that He was never found wanting. He was not moved, shaken, or worried about the outcome of whatever the enemy was planning against Him.
Many of us Christians have not developed our fellowship with the Lord, to the point of knowing the outcome and even the will of the Father concerning particular situations. The word has taught us what to do, to always defeat the enemy.
The following are some of the things to do, when the enemy rises against us.
1.Do not be anxious in any situation Phil 4:6,7
2. Pray fervently and may fast about the situation. James 5:13″Let him that is afflicted pray…”
3. Always put on the whole armour of God. (Eph 6:10-18)
4. Spend time worshipping and praising the Lord. Acts 16:25-27
5. Have time to confess the word of God always. Rom 10:9 &10
6. Be diligent in paying your tithe and offering, as well as sowing special seed offering to make a release of God’s provisions. (Malachi 3:8-11).
7. Forgive anyone who has offended you. Mark 11;25
8. Stand on what the word says about that particular situation.
If you would keep to the above points, you would always come out victorious.
By the word of God, I am informed about my victory over the enemy. I diligently depend and act on the word. I am always assured of victory through his name and by the blood of Jesus my Lord.
Ephesians 6:11. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Romans 8:28. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.